Sébastien Bonnard is the managing partner of Brown Rudnick’s Paris office.
An experienced international arbitration specialist, he has been involved as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, the LMAA (London Maritime Arbitrators Association) and the LCIA. Sébastien is also active in alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or conciliation. He is particularly active in disputes relating to construction, mining, oil and gas, telecommunication, joint ventures and distribution agreements in Africa and the Middle East.
Sébastien has served as a sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the aegis of the ICC, and is an ICC France-registered arbitrator.
Sébastien has significant experience in the negotiation and monitoring of construction contracts (EPC contracts, lump sum contracts, etc). He is the author of the French chapter of the PLC Cross-border Constructions and Projects Handbook 2015/16.
Since 2009, Sébastien has lectured on international arbitration at the University of Paris XI (Master 2 degree in international business law).
Sébastien’s native language is French and he is fluent in English. He is a member of the Paris bar.
WWL says: Sébastien Bonnard is an "amazing lawyer - tremendously dedicated to his clients and to turning each and every stone".
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