Ms Bizeau is counsel at the Paris office of Derains & Gharavi International, which she joined at its inception in 2009, and has over 14 years’ experience in international arbitration. She focuses her practice on international arbitration, including investor-state arbitration. She has represented private parties and governments in arbitrations conducted under all major sets of rules, including the ICC, the LCIA, the CRCICA, ICSID and in UNCITRAL tribunals and other ad hoc international arbitral tribunals. Her experience extends to proceedings governed by civil law, common law, investment treaties and general public international law. She has handled arbitrations related to engineering and construction contracts, international sales/services agreements, distribution and licence agreements, joint ventures and shareholder relationships. She has been particularly active in the sectors of energy (oil and gas), construction and investments in general.
She also represents clients in annulment and enforcement proceedings before French state courts.
Ms Bizeau also regularly sits as arbitrator in commercial arbitrations.
Prior to joining Derains & Gharavi, she worked with Serge Lazareff for six years, acting as secretary to international arbitration tribunals in commercial arbitrations.
Marie-Laure is a visiting lecturer in international and internal arbitration at the University of Montpellier. She holds a postgraduate degree in International Business Law from the University of Paris I and a postgraduate degree in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from the University of Paris II.
Her working languages are English and French.
WWL says: Marie-Laure Bizeau is "absolutely first-class", praised for her "depth of intellect and superb client skills".
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