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Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS
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International Arbitration




Tim Portwood, Partner, is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration team. He acts as counsel in a large variety of arbitration proceedings involving a broad range of jurisdictions, institutions and rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, AAA/ICDR and CEPANI), as well as in arbitration-related court proceedings. He is particularly active in sectors such as energy, oil and gas, construction, telecommunications and foreign investment. He also regularly acts as arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 1996, Tim practiced as a Barrister at Old Square Chambers in the UK. He represented clients in commercial matters involving European and competition law, and in employment cases with human rights aspects.


English, French, Italian, German


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998 and qualified as a Barrister of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1988.


Born in the UK, he is a graduate of Cambridge University.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Bredin Prat has a very strong team led by the highly qualified Louis-Christophe DelanoyRaëd FathallahJosé María Pérez and Tim Portwood, who are ably supported by counsels Giulia Carbone and Marina Weiss. The firm manages both commercial and investment arbitration disputes, acting for private companies and state entities. Lebanon and Egypt are key clients on and recently secured favourable decisions with the practice at their side. The caseload frequently features construction, post-M&A, and energy and technology infrastructure disputes, especially matters involving Africa, the Middle East and Europe. In January 2022, Laura Fadlallah and Marina Weiss made partner and Shane Daly made counsel.

Paris > Résolution des litiges: Arbitrage international

Bredin Prat handles commercial and investment arbitration disputes, acting for Middle-Eastern and Eastern European states as well as for leading French and international companies from various sectors. The team notably handles construction, post-M&A, and energy and technology infrastructure disputes, with matters often involving African jurisdictions. The practice is co-headed by Louis-Christophe DelanoyRaëd FathallahJosé María Pérez and Tim Portwood. Also involved are counsels Giulia Carbone and Marina Weiss.

Bredin Prat dispose d’une équipe très solide, dirigée par les très expérimentés Louis-Christophe DelanoyRaëd FathallahJosé María Pérez et Tim Portwood, qui sont fortement secondés par la counsel Giulia Carbone et Marina Weiss. qui a été promue associée en 2022. Le cabinet traite des arbitrages commerciaux et d’investissement, agissant pour le compte de sociétés privées ou d’entités étatiques. Le Liban et l’Égypte sont deux clients emblématiques de la pratique, au profit desquels le cabinet a récemment obtenu plusieurs décisions favorables. Le volant d’affaires inclut des arbitrages de construction, de post-acquisition et d’infrastructures énergétiques et technologiques, impliquant en particulier l’Afrique, le Moyen-Orient et l’Europe. A noter également, les promotions en janvier 2022, de Laura Fadlallah en qualité d’associée, et de Shane Daly  en qualité de counsel.