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Teynier Pic
75008 PARIS
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Laurence Kiffer joined the firm as partner in September 2007. Before that, she was partner in a top tier French law firm in international arbitration, where she had been in practice since 1988. She has been counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the principal institutional bodies or in ad hoc tribunals, involving French or foreign companies or States, in particular in disputes concerning construction, sale, agency, finance, insurance and licensing.
Laurence Kiffer also has considerable experience both of annulment appeals against arbitration awards and of enforcement proceedings. Finally, she is regularly called into action in numerous commercial lawsuits before the French courts. In addition to her activity as legal counsel, Laurence Kiffer is frequently appointed as arbitrator or Chair of the arbitration tribunal in international arbitration proceedings. She also acts as counsel or neutral third party in mediation proceedings and more generally in various amiable methods of dispute resolution.


French, English, German, Spanish


Vice-Chair, Association Française d’Arbitrage (AFA)
Codirector of Communication and Vice-Chair of the international arbitration Commission, International Association of Lawyers (UIA – Union Internationale des Avocats)
Member of the working group on international contracts
Member, International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
Member, Association Suisse d’Arbitrage (ASA)
Member, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA)
Member of the Editorial Committee of Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage / Paris Journal of International Arbitration
Member, International Bar Association (IBA)
Numerous lectures in French and foreign universities and frequent speaker at conferences


Legal counsel then attorney at the Paris Court of Appeal
DESS (post-master degree) in foreign trade, Tours University
Master in private law, Tours University
Diploma from the Centre de Droit du Commerce International, Tours
Zertifikat Deutsch
Certificate of translation and of German legal terminology, Institut de Droit Comparé, Paris II University
Training in Mediation at CMAP Paris
Registered as arbitrator by ICC France and CMAP
Registered as mediator by CMAP

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France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Dispute resolution boutique Teynier Pic houses an experienced team of 13 lawyers, including recent addition Shaparak Saleh, who joined as a partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where she was counsel. The team, which combines strong arbitration and litigation expertise, recently handled a high number of award enforcement cases before the French courts. It is representing Zakhem in proceedings over the annulment of a €50m ICC award obtained against Sonatrach, as well as Japan Tobacco International in proceedings with British American Tobacco to set aside a €22m ICC award. The firm is also handling commercial and investment arbitration cases, including matters dealing with telecoms and industrial projects in Africa. Orange and Cameroon are clients. Partners are also regularly appointed as arbitrators. Eric Teynier, Pierre Pic, Laurence Kiffer and Raphaël Kaminsky are recommended.