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Brown Rudnick LLP

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Hervé Le Lay

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Brown Rudnick LLP

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Litigation & Arbitration




Herve's focus is on International Arbitration and he has experience in International Trade Law (EU and WTO) and in Sports Arbitration (he acted as ad hoc Clerk in various CAS proceedings). He acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings both institutional (ICC, SCC) and ad hoc (UNCITRAL) for private entities or States. Hervé Le Lay has particularly gained experience in disputes relating to mining, energy, infrastructures, financing, telecoms, international sales and joint ventures. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Hervé Le Lay practiced in the Paris and Brussels offices of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. before joining French boutique Lacourte Balas Raquin to participate to the setting up and development of its International Arbitration practice.


Hervé Le Lay’s native language is French, he is also fluent in English and Spanish and has an elementary knowledge of Portuguese.


Admission to the Paris Bar International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA) ICC YAF ICDR Young & International


University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne / Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po") - M.A. (DESS) Law and Global Economics, 2004 Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris ("Sciences Po") - M.A., 2003 University of Paris X – Nanterre - Degree in Spanish Law, 2002 University of Paris X – Nanterre - B.A. French Law and Spanish, 2001


Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Within: Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Brown Rudnick LLP’s London and Paris-based integrated ten-lawyer team has been recently instructed on a series of commercial construction disputes and by new high-profile French clients. The firm also regularly receives instructions from Middle Eastern and Saudi clients and is involved in significant ICC construction cases in the region and in Africa. The practice is also handling a very sensitive dispute involving several oil majors. Nicholas Tse heads the firm’s international practice, while Sébastien Bonnard manages the Paris office. Hervé Le Lay is also recommended.

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