Hervé Le Lay

Hervé Le Lay
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners

A French lawyer, Hervé Le Lay is a partner in Brown Rudnick's litigation and arbitration department. He is based in the Paris office. His focus is on international arbitration and litigation.

He has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc, and before state courts. Also, he often assists clients at a pre-litigation stage, including in mediations or conciliations.

Assisting private entities or states, Hervé Le Lay has particularly gained experience in disputes relating to mining, energy, infrastructures, construction, telecoms, financing, insurance-reinsurance, media, international distribution and sales, joint ventures and shareholders agreements.

He also has a vast experience in sport-related arbitration (disciplinary, regulatory and commercial disputes) before the Court of Arbitration for Sports as well as before the French CNOSF and non-specialised arbitral institutions (ICC).

Hervé Le Lay has experience in international trade law and has assisted in proceedings before the WTO and the European Commission.

Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Hervé Le Lay practised in the Paris and Brussels offices of Gide before joining French boutique Lacourte to participate in the setting up and development of its international arbitration practice.

Hervé Le Lay’s native language is French; and he is also fluent in English and fully proficient in Spanish. Hervé has lived in Latin America (Brazil and Panama) and has a fundamental knowledge of Portuguese.

WWL says: Peers "would definitely recommend" Hervé Le Lay for his outstanding expertise when it comes to energy and infrastructure disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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