Isabelle Michou

Isabelle Michou
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Lawyers

Isabelle Michou is a partner at Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office. She has extensive experience in international arbitration in investor-state arbitration and commercial arbitration in a range of industries, including large-scale infrastructure projects, oil and gas, telecoms and hotel management, often in cases involving Africa, the Middle East and Europe. She has appeared as counsel before numerous high-profile arbitral tribunals, under the auspices of the major institutional rules, including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Isabelle also appears in arbitration-related proceedings before the French courts, in cases involving issues of sovereign immunities, interim or conservatory relief, enforcement and challenges of arbitral awards.

She is regularly appointed arbitrator (ICC, LCIA, SCC, PCA’s Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and/or the Environment).

She is French and Canadian, and dual-qualified as a Paris avocat and a solicitor of England and Wales.

She has been involved deeply in publishing and speaking on international arbitration. She also teaches advocacy in international arbitration at the Law School of Sciences Po in Paris and at the School of International Arbitration of the Queen Mary University of London. She is on the executive committee of the Swiss-based Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA).

WWL says: The "exceptional" Isabelle Michou ranks as one of the go-to international arbitration experts in the market thanks to her insightful and skilful handling of cases.

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