As part of Paris Arbitration Week 2023, Three Crowns will host a conference on the topic of “Belokon, Sorelec and co – What to do now? The new French approach to international public policy violations from the perspectives of arbitrators, counsel and institutions”.

The event will gather arbitrators, counsel, and academics to analyse the recent expansion of judicial review of awards by the French courts for international public policy violations and its likely impact on their respective roles. Shaparak Saleh and Etienne Vimal du Monteil will be speaking.

The hybrid event will take place on Thursday 30 March from 4:00 to 5:30 pm CET at the Hôtel Fouquet’s, Paris and will be livestreamed via zoom. Registration is available for online participation.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Shaparak is a partner in the Paris office. She has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial arbitrations both ad hoc and institutional, including under the ICC, IEMA, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and VIAC rules. Her experience includes post-M&A disputes, and disputes in the construction, energy, aeronautics, space, telecommunications, food, chemicals, and pharmaceutical sectors, relating to projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Shaparak also has broad experience in pre- and post-arbitration litigation before the French courts, having represented clients in some 25 set-aside proceedings. She is recognised in Global Arbitration ReviewWho’s Who Legal, and Décideurs.


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 set aside proceedings before the French courts.

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