Flore Poloni has “a fast-rising profile” in the international arbitration market, where she is recognised as “a go-to person for arbitration in France”.
Flore Poloni is a counsel in August Debouzy's litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime practice group in Paris.
She represents companies from around the globe in pre-litigation, mediation, litigation and arbitration proceedings across a wide range of disputes, with a focus on industrial clients operating in sectors such as defence, automotive or chemicals. She has notably spent 18 months on secondment with a client’s litigation and claim management team in the defence sector. She frequently participates as counsel in shareholders’ disputes and in cases involving cross-border transactions. She has solid experience in the enforcement of arbitral awards in France including seizing assets.
Prior to her current role, Flore spent a couple of years in the International Arbitration group of Gide (Paris), after having trained at Shearman & Sterling, Bredin Prat and CVML’s former Tokyo office.
Flore is very involved in the arbitration community in France as she co-founded the Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners in 2012. She is today one of the co-chairs of the YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group of the London Court of International Arbitration).
She has also had various teaching engagements at the Paris Bar School and at Paris Universities and schools (Paris X, Paris XII and ESCP Europe).
Flore studied business at a French Grande École (ESCP Europe) with an exchange programme at IIM Lucknow in India. She studied law at Paris Nanterre University (Paris X) and holds a masters degree in international and European litigation. She was admitted to the Paris bar in 2008.
A French national, Flore works in French and English.