Maude Lebois is a well-recognised name in the French arbitration market where she stands out for her impressive work handling Africa-related disputes.
Maude Lebois is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s international arbitration practice. She represents states, state-owned entities, companies and international organisations in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She also handles contract and claim management in major construction projects.
Maude has over 15 years of experience advising on arbitration and projects worldwide, with a particular focus on matters related to Africa. Her experience includes ad hoc arbitrations (including under UNCITRAL Rules) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, LCIA and ICSID. Her commercial arbitration experience includes disputes arising out of construction contracts, energy disputes as well as M&A and joint venture disputes.
Maude also has experience in advising clients in project development, such as financing, negotiation, acquisition of shares and the setting up of joint-ventures. She has represented owners and constructors in dozens of oil and gas upstream, mid-stream and downstream projects.
Her industry experience notably includes matters related to sectors such as oil and gas, petrochemicals, infrastructure, utilities and power.
Maude Lebois holds an LLM from Harvard Law School and a law degree from the Université de Liège (summa cum laude). She is a member of the International Network of Africanist Lawyers, the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI), the International Arbitration Institute (IAI) and the Women in Energy association.
Qualified to practise in Paris, New York and Brussels, Maude Lebois is a Belgian national. She is a native French speaker and is fluent in English. She also has good working knowledge of Dutch.