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Peers and clients say

"He rose quickly to partner, which is a good sign"
"Excellent expertise in sports arbitration"
"Strategic mind"
"Experienced and well-versed arbitration practitioner"
"Very promising and dedicated"


A French lawyer, Hervé Le Lay is a partner in Brown Rudnick's litigation and arbitration department. He is based in the Paris office. His focus is on international disputes.

He acts as counsel or arbitrator in arbitration proceedings and before state courts. He also often assists clients at a pre-litigation stage, including in mediations or conciliations.

Assisting private entities or states, Hervé Le Lay has particularly gained experience in disputes relating to construction, mining, energy, infrastructures, construction, telecoms, financing, insurance-reinsurance, media, international distribution and sales, joint ventures, M&A and shareholders' agreements.

An arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), he also has a vast experience in sport-related arbitration (disciplinary, regulatory and commercial disputes) before sport disputes bodies and non-specialised arbitral institutions (ICC).

Hervé Le Lay has experience in international trade law and has assisted in proceedings before the WTO and the European Commission.

Hervé Le Lay’s native language is French; and he is also fluent in English and Spanish and has a fundamental knowledge of Portuguese. Hervé has lived in Latin America (Brazil and Panama), Turkey, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium.

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