Claire Pauly joined Jones Day in September 2018 after 8 years in the International Arbitration Group of Freshfields in Paris. A native French and Italian speaker, Claire is also fluent in English and able to work in Spanish. She is particularly well versed in complex contracts, risk-allocation and economic issues.
She advises and represents companies operating in various industries, with a particular emphasis on energy, retail, real-estate and pharmaceuticals before international arbitral tribunals (including ICC, ICSID, LCIA, and ad hoc under the UNCITRAL Rules) and also represents clients in annulment, enforcement and arbitration-related proceedings before French courts.
Claire is currently widening her experience in the Middle East, by advising a major European construction company acting as Subcontractor under an EPC and representing a real-estate project company incorporated in the Gulf against a leading developer in the UAE in ICC proceedings.
Claire has represented oil-and-gas majors in their contractual and gas-pricing disputes. She has also represented a Japanese company in ICSID proceedings against Spain arising out of the overhaul of the Spanish legal framework applicable to the renewable energy sector.
Claire has a wide expertise in post-M&A arbitrations and in relation to the termination of distribution agreements across a variety of sectors (including wine, pharmaceuticals and automotive).
Claire is the author of numerous publications in the field of arbitration. She teaches arbitration and litigation strategy at University Paris II Panthéon Assas, Sciences Po Paris, the University of Paris Saclay and at the Centre for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP).
Claire has been identified as a future leader in her field by WWL: Arbitration since 2019.