Raoul is an international associate in the Washington, DC office, specialising in complex international commercial and investment arbitration.

Prior to joining Three Crowns, Raoul represented global business at the United Nations General Assembly and related institutional fora as a Counselor in the Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations of the International Chamber of Commerce. In that role, Raoul led the ICC delegation to the Global Pact for the Environment negotiations at UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, and frequently represented¬† ICC at multilateral events around the world. Raoul also led the ICC working group on e-commerce, providing business perspectives for the Joint Statement Initiative on the trade-related aspects of electronic commerce at the World Trade Organization. Raoul developed guidance and briefs on a wide range of international public policy issues, including the economic and fiscal response to COVID-19, the equitable distribution of vaccines and digital trade. As Deputy Director of Legal Reform within ICC’s Digital Standards Initiative, Raoul led reform efforts globally to promote the adoption of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records (MLETR).

Raoul holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with Honors and the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law. Raoul served as Submissions Editor on the American Review of International Arbitration, Research Assistant to Professors George A. Bermann and Kabir A.N. Duggal, and was a Board Member of the Columbia International Arbitration Association. He holds a J.D. from Melbourne Law School, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class and won the prestigious King & Wood Mallesons Moot Court Competition, the Castan Centre Human Rights Moot, and the Sir Zelman Cowen State Championship Moot. He also holds a B.A. (Philosophy and Mandarin Chinese) and a Diploma of Languages (Spanish) from the University of Melbourne.

Raoul serves as Assistant Editor for Technology for Kluwer Arbitration Blog and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.