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Peers and clients say

"Raphael has an excellent strategic mind and is an absolute pleasure to work with"
"He is an excellent advocate who handles his cases with tenacity and absolute dedication"
"He has established himself as one the stars of the new generation"
"He is an experienced practitioner with an impressive track record and invaluable insight"


Raphael Kaminsky is a partner at Teynier Pic, a leading dispute resolution boutique in Paris.

He specializes in Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

He regularly represents clients in domestic and international arbitration, in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration procedures.  He has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings and regularly sits as arbitrator.

His experience encompasses energy, telecommunications, insurance, mining, pharmaceutical, and post-M&A disputes.

Raphael has also broad experience in post-arbitration litigation such as setting aside actions before French Courts and enforcement of arbitral awards against sovereign States.

After completing a dual-degree in French and Anglo-American law at University of Paris Ouest Nanterre, Raphael obtained an LL.M. in American Legal Studies from Golden Gate University School of Law and a post-graduate degree in International Private Law and International Trade Law from University of Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Raphael lectures International Arbitration at Science Po Paris (LL.M. Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement and Master Droit Economique – Contentieux Economique et Arbitrage).  He was also a lecturer in Anglo-American Business Law at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre and a lecturer in International Litigation at University of Paris I – Pantheon-Sorbonne.

Before joining Teynier Pic in 2017, he practiced for ten years at Latham & Watkins, was a partner at Lazareff Le Bars and founded Raphael Kaminsky I Litigation & Arbitration.

Raphaël is a member of the New York and Paris bars.  He has been one of the co-chairs of the CFA-40 (Comité Français de l’Arbitrage below 40) until 2020 and sits on the board of the CFA (Comité Français de l’Arbitrage).

He speaks French, English and Spanish.

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