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Arbitration 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say

"I was particularly impressed by his reactivity, availability and technical knowledge"
"Mr Honlet is a very efficient and effective practitioner"
"He maintains a forensic attention to detail"
"Jean-Christophe has a strong reputation for arbitration in the French market"


Jean-Christophe Honlet is a partner in Dentons’ Paris office and global head of the firm’s international arbitration group. He acts as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator.

Over the past 20 years, Jean-Christophe has been involved in numerous international arbitrations, both commercial and under bilateral investment treaties, spanning a number of applicable laws and industry sectors, including energy, mining, international construction, real estate, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, media, automotive, aerospace, private equity and banking. He has represented public and private companies, individuals, sovereign states and state entities. He is also active in dispute board proceedings and arbitration-related litigation, including actions to set aside arbitral awards and enforcement actions.

Jean-Christophe is a member of the Paris Bar. He graduated from ESSEC Business School (MBA) and the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne. He held a Lavoisier scholarship at the Maison Française, University of Oxford. He is a member of many professional associations, including the ICC commission on arbitration, the French committee on arbitration and the International Arbitration Institute. He has been a lecturer on international arbitration at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées/University of Paris Ouest (Paris X) since 2002.

He is fluent in English and French and has some knowledge of Spanish.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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