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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

Peers and clients say

“Having worked with him on a number of cases, I confirm that he is one of the most skilled strategic thinkers and effective advocates with whom I have had the pleasure of working”
“Florian Grisel is clearly one of the future leaders of our generation"
"He is a brilliant arbitration practitioner who has a laser-sharp analysis of cases, both as counsel and arbitrator”
“Florian is a brilliant academic and practitioner – definitely a prominent arbitrator"
"He is extremely bright, capable, intelligent, with good international experience and a strong academic and practical background”


Florian Grisel is Associate Professor at Oxford University. He has been involved in various capacities in more than 40 arbitration cases under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CPR and CRCICA, with seats in Paris, New York, London, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and Toronto. He also served as legal consultant at ICSID (World Bank), where he administered investment cases involving states and state entities.

Relevant cases involved individuals, multinational corporations, state entities and states across a wide range of industries, including energy (oil & gas), mining, construction, finance, pharmaceuticals, luxury, airspace and the defence industry, with disputed amounts ranging between US$ 1 million to US$ 10 billion. Applicable laws include the laws of France, England & Wales, New York, Kuwait, British Columbia, Yemen, Libya and public international law.

Prof. Grisel has authored two books and many articles on the subject of international arbitration. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of International Dispute Resolution (Oxford University Press), a co-founder of Delos and a member of its Arbitration Consultative Committee.

A graduate of Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Columbia University and Yale Law School, Prof. Grisel is qualified to practise law in Paris and New York. He is fluent in English and French and has a working knowledge of German.

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