Laurent Aynès is highlighted as "one of the best, if not the best, arbitrators in France" and is commended for his vast experience in international trade disputes.
Laurent Aynès is Doctor of Laws and agrégé des facultés de droit since 1982. He was professor at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I) from 1991 to 2017 where he taught contracts law. He teaches contract law in arbitration at MIDS.
He joined Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier Law firm as a partner in January 2014.
Laurent has developed worldwide experience and is one of the most famous civil lawyers in Europe and well reputed as an independent arbitrator. He practises arbitration mainly in the fields of international trade, joint ventures, construction, engineering, distribution, telecommunications, oil and gas, intellectual property and investment under the rules of the ICC, Vienna Centre, ICSID, CSA, CIAC, UNCITRAL and in ad hoc proceedings. He has acted as chairman, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in about 190 cases since 1990. He has also been involved as a mediator or conciliator in various cases.
He has also been involved as a legal expert in several of the most important international cases.
Laurent is a member of many professional associations including the International Arbitration Institute, the AFA, the French Centre of Comparative Law, the Capitant Association, the French Committee of Arbitration, the Arbitrators Club of Milan and Paris Arbitration.
He co-authored a famous collection of textbooks on civil law with Professor Malaurie, which are regularly updated and cover the laws around obligation, contracts, guarantees and other topics.