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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"Eric is a very well-regarded advocate and a great arbitrator"
"He is the go-to person for Africa-related matters"


Eric Teynier is a partner at Teynier Pic, a leading dispute resolution boutique firm in Paris.

He regularly represents clients in commercial disputes in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration procedures. He also has broad experience in setting aside proceedings before French courts. His experience encompasses disputes in several fields including energy, aerospace, telecommunications, construction, mining and chemicals.

Eric Teynier is also widely renowned in the world of investment arbitration where he acts as counsel for both private investors and State-entities. For instance, he was the first lawyer to raise the issue of invalidity of intra-EU BITs when representing the Czech Republic. This argument eventually prevailed in the Achmea case before the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2018.

Since setting up the firm, Eric Teynier has been appointed more than 30 times as arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (ICC, ICSID, CCJA, CRCICA). He is appointed by private investors as well as States.

He co-directs the chronicle “International Investments and Arbitration” in the Paris Journal of International Arbitration. He has authored numerous publications on commercial and investment arbitration. He is regularly invited to speak at conferences in this area.

Prior to setting up the firm in 2004 with his co-founding partner, Pierre Pic, he headed the litigation and arbitration department at Ernst & Young, Paris. He started his career in 1988 at Bredin Prat, before moving to Shearman & Sterling.

He is a member of the Paris Bar.

He speaks French and English.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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