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Dany Khayat

Dany Khayat
Office:
10 Avenue Hoche
75008
City:
Paris
Country:
France
Tel:
+33 1 53 53 43 43

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Dany Khayat is the head of the litigation and international arbitration practice in Paris and the co-leader of the firm’s Middle East disputes practice.

Practising arbitration for more than 18 years, Dany has been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings under the rules of leading arbitral institutions such as the ICC, ICSID (including Additional Facility), SIAC, CCJA and many others as well as in ad hoc proceedings (UNCITRAL or purely ad hoc).

Dany has extensive experience in commercial arbitration and has acted as lead counsel in dozens of cases under a variety of applicable laws. Dany has particular experience in the fields of energy, mining, construction, intellectual property, defence, infrastructure, JV agreements, distribution, with a particular regional focus on Africa and the Middle East. He also regularly sits as arbitrator (president, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator) in ICC, DIAC, CRCICA, BCDR-AAA and ad hoc proceedings in English, French and Arabic.

Dany also has substantial knowledge and experience of investment treaty arbitration and has been involved in more than 20 investor/state disputes, representing both states and investors. He writes extensively on investor/state disputes, including as co-author of the 700-page Recueil des Commentaires des Decisions du CIRDI (2002–2007) (A Collection of Comments from ISCID Decisions 2002-2007) (Bruylant 2009), in the Revue québécoise de droit international (Quebec Journal of International Law) and The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals and various other books and law journals.

Dany is admitted at the Paris Bar and is a member of the ICC’s Arab arbitration group and the LCIA Arab User’s Council. He regularly speaks in conferences on international arbitration and investor/state disputes.

Dany is fluent in English, French and Arabic and has reading knowledge of Spanish.

WWL says: The "brilliant Dany Khayat is an extremely dedicated practitioner", whom peers regard as "a pleasure to work with".

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