Todd is a partner in our Paris office. With over 25 years of experience he has handled some of the most challenging and complex commercial cases, appearing as counsel or arbitrator in over 50 major international arbitrations. He is a recognized specialist in infrastructure and construction disputes, and regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in commercial disputes in the energy, technology, manufacturing, mining and commodities sectors. His recent experience includes disputes relating to foreign military sales, upstream oil and gas pricing and production agreements, automobile distribution, pharmaceutical development agreements as well as joint venture and post-M&A disputes.
He recently led a team that obtained a favourable award on behalf of a Japanese public multinational in a dispute arising from the unlawful non-renewal of an agreement for the marketing and distribution of automobiles; and for a number of years led a team for a French-German consortium in a high-stakes ICC arbitration, arising out of a contract to construct a nuclear power plant. His vast experience as an arbitrator includes appointments under the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and Swiss Rules. One prominent appointment includes the much publicised van der Garde v. Sauber arbitration which had an impact on the 2015 Formula 1 motor-racing season.
Chambers Global has noted that Todd “is highly rated by market observers” and that clients remark “his intellectual capability and client service are striking”, adding that he is a “truly talented orator”. Listed as a “Leading Individual” by Legal 500 where he is described as “outstanding” he also features in Who’s Who Legal, where he is recognised as a “Thought Leader” in arbitration, as well as for his expertise in construction and energy law. Todd is a Vice-President of the ICC Court and is qualified in England, France and Canada.