Three Crowns was delighted to host Professor Pierre Tercier and students of the Geneva LL.M. in the International Dispute Settlement (MIDS programme) at the Paris office on Tuesday 30 November as part of their course on the advantages, disadvantages, and specificities of ICC arbitration.

Georgios Petrochilos QC led an introduction to the firm and Ryan Manton, Carmelo Rustico, Paul Lefeuvre, and Etienne Vimal du Monteil presented on a variety of topics, including pleadings, interim belief, document production, and hearings.

Three Crowns has a proud association with the programme and established The Jan Paulsson Scholarship, which offers substantial financial assistant to a promising LL.M. applicant at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement. The inaugural recipient in 2021 was Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu, a recent graduate of the Nigerian Law School.


Georgios, a partner in the firm’s Paris office, has a broad practice covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 80 disputes; and is regularly sought out to act as co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator.

Chambers notes that Georgios “boasts considerable expertise in both investor-state and commercial arbitration.” He is recognised by The Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in Public International Law, and by Who’s Who Legal as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in arbitration.


Ryan is a senior associate in the Paris office. He practises in all areas of international dispute settlement, including inter-State disputes, investor-State arbitration, and international commercial arbitration. His experience extends across cases before a wide range of international tribunals, including as counsel before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and numerous arbitral tribunals, as well as in ICSID annulment proceedings. His arbitration practice has covered various industry sectors with particular experience in disputes arising in the energy and banking sectors.


Carmelo is a senior associate in the Paris office of Three Crowns.  With over a decade of experience Carmelo has advised clients in numerous international arbitrations including ad hoc and under the rules of the ICC, CCIG and ICSID, with a particular focus on construction disputes. He is qualified in Milan and Paris, and speaks English, French and Italian.


Paul is an associate in our Paris office. He has advised and represented companies, State-owned entities, and governments in international commercial and investment treaty disputes under the rules of the major arbitral institutions, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, OHADA, and UNCITRAL, as well as ad hoc proceedings, with a specific focus on infrastructure, construction, and energy disputes, predominantly across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Paul holds a Master’s degree from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University. He is admitted to the Paris Bar (re-registration pending), and speaks English and French.


Etienne, an associate in the Paris office, represents private and sovereign clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc rules. His practice covers various industries and continents, with a focus on energy and construction, in North and West Africa and the Middle East. Etienne also has experience of enforcement and annulment proceedings before the French courts.

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