Romain Dupeyré

Romain Dupeyré
137-139 Rue de l'Université
+33 1 40 69 26 55
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Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners

Romain Dupeyré is a partner in DWF’s international arbitration group. He is highly experienced in arbitration proceedings, especially under ICC, UNCITRAL and OHADA rules. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a large number of arbitrations, ranging from small claims to large bet-the-company disputes.

Romain has specific expertise in disputes relating to investment in Africa, M&A, joint ventures and shareholder matters (representation and warranties, put options, price adjustment clauses), as well as in construction and engineering disputes, especially in the mining and renewable energy sector, and insurance and reinsurance matters.

Romain’s representative experience includes acting as sole arbitrator in two consolidated ICC arbitrations between French and Spanish companies in relation to a post-M&A dispute; acting as counsel in a large ICC construction dispute relating to works on a biomass power plant; and representing an investment fund in an ICC arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of a shareholder agreement following an acquisition in Algeria.

Romain is a chartered arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CArb and FCIArb) and president of the association of French avocats registered as arbitration law specialists (CASDA). He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes. He is co-author of a legal treatise on French international arbitration law and a member of the editorial board of The Paris Journal of International Arbitration.

Romain’s native language is French and he is fluent in English. He is member of the Paris and New York Bars and graduated from the universities of Aix-en-Provence and Georgetown.

WWL says: Romain Dupeyré is a well-regarded figure among international arbitration practitioners who commend his excellent work on contractual and shareholder issues in Africa. 

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal France - Insurance & Reinsurance

Romain has a strong and diverse expertise of insurance matters, both on the litigation and transactional and regulatory sides.

Romain has vast experience of insurance coverage disputes. He has, for instance, obtained the dismissal of a claim brought against a major insurer based on the false representation made by the insured and the dismissal of a claim based on the insured’s intentional misconduct.

Romain also acts in a large number of recovery actions. He has, for example, obtained a full recovery for US co-insurers following the collapse of a building in Paris after a 10-year long procedure.

His experience covers casualty, liability, D&O, fraud and credit and political risk insurance.

He has specific expertise of construction-related insurance matters, be they related to decennial liability, warranty of perfect completion, property damages, construction hazards, etc.

His experience also encompasses disputes between insurers and brokers, as well as reinsurance disputes, especially before arbitration tribunals.

Romain has also provided advice to leading insurance companies and policyholders in the setting up of their insurance schemes. He is used to providing policy review advice as well as assisting insurers in the distribution, marketing and structuring of their insurance products, and also gives advice on the insurance aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Romain founded and chairs the ALEA association, which organised only moot court devoted to insurance litigation in France. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

He is a contributor to French leading insurance treatise Lamy Assurances and has published articles in the ARIAS Quarterly Journal, the Revue Générale de Droit de l’Assurance and la Tribune de l’Assurance.

WWL says: Romain Dupeyré is first-rate lawyer who boasts invaluable experience handling insurance litigation matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: France which can be purchased from our Shop.

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