Thomas Parigot is an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration group. He advises and represents companies, states and state-owned entities in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations across a variety of sectors including oil and gas, mining, electricity, water and sewerage services, pharmaceuticals, distribution and construction.
His experience includes both ad hoc and institutional proceedings, especially under the UNCITRAL, ICC and ICSID rules, as well as post-arbitration litigation before the French courts (annulment proceedings). He also acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals under the Rules of the ICC.
Currently based in Paris, Thomas Parigot practiced in Shearman & Sterling’s New York office for three years. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling in 2010, he practised in the international arbitration group of a major French firm.
Thomas Parigot holds a master’s in international business law and management form ESCP-EAP/HEC; a DEA in contract law from Paris XI University; and a master’s degree in international business law from Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Paris I). He also studied at the Autonomous University of Madrid as part of the Erasmus programme.
A native French speaker, Thomas Parigot speaks Spanish and English fluently. He is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA-40); the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG); the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF); and ICDR Young & International Associates.
WWL says: Thomas Parigot "impresses all who deal with him, thanks to the quality and considered nature of his work".
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