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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Sophie Goldman is “a great lawyer” who “impresses with the clarity of her reasoning and efficiency” when handling international arbitration disputes.

Biography

Sophie Goldman is a co-founding partner of the boutique law firm Tossens Goldman Gonne.

Ms Goldman focuses on complex and cross-border commercial litigation. A major part of her practice consists of national and international arbitration. She regularly acts as counsel and as arbitrator in ICC and CEPANI proceedings.

Ms Goldman’s expertise includes partnership agreements, service contracts, distributorship and agency, fair trade practices and post-acquisition disputes, in various sectors such as aeronautics, retail, biotechnology, insurance, distribution of industrial products and construction.

Since 2017, she has been teaching international commercial law and international dispute resolution at ICHEC Brussels Management School; she was also a teaching assistant at the Université libre de Bruxelles in civil and commercial law for 10 years. She is the author of various publications in arbitration, and regularly speaks at conferences in Belgium and abroad.

In addition to her legal and academic work, Sophie Goldman is also the co-chair of CEPANI 40 since 2017. She is part of the CEPANI delegation at the UNCITRAL working group II (dispute settlement) and she represents Belgium at the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. She is co-editor-in-chief of the CEPANI newsletter.

Ms Goldman holds a law degree from the Université libre de Bruxelles, magna cum laude (2007), and a LLM from King’s College London (2008).

Ms Goldman has been ranked a Future Leader in international commercial arbitration by WWL since 2018. Her firm is also highly recommended in international arbitration and commercial litigation, with a ranking among the best law firms in Belgium in Leaders League Intelligence Report & Directory Services.

She speaks French and English.

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