Philippe Leboulanger is the founding partner of Leboulanger & Associés.
An acknowledged expert in international arbitration, Philippe has been a leading practitioner since 1975. He has handled hundreds of commercial and investment arbitration cases with various applicable laws (under civil and common law legal systems) and parties from all over the world. His extensive experience covers various business sectors, notably, hotel management, energy, oil and gas, construction and turnkey projects, state contracts, sales, commodities, distributorship, agency, franchising, licensing, corporate, technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, transport, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, banking and finance.
Philippe has been consistently acting as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, counsel and legal expert in arbitration cases conducted under the auspices of all major institutions (notably ICC, LCIA, ICSID, PCA, CRCICA, DIAC, CCJA/OHADA, SCC, AFA, SCAI, Refined Sugar Association) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations (notably under the UNCITRAL Rules).
He also represents clients in post-arbitration proceedings (setting-aside of awards, enforcement proceedings, etc) before the French courts.
Philippe has argued ground-breaking cases resulting in landmark decisions in the field of arbitration and he is highly regarded for his strategic thinking, business pragmatism, efficient approach, negotiations and advocacy skills.
In addition, he is the author of numerous publications and is a frequent lecturer and visiting professor in international arbitration at several law schools worldwide.
Philippe also holds key positions within various international arbitration institutions (such as former president of the French Arbitration Committee; vice-president of the CRCICA advisory committee; member of the CRCICA and DIAC boards of trustees; and member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and the ICC French committee).
WWL says: Philippe Leboulanger is internationally renowned for the “clear-thinking” and “focused approach” he brings to arbitral proceedings. He frequently and proficiently presides as sole arbitrator or chairman in a range of ICC and ad hoc hearings.
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