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Parité n’est pas diversité ! Loin de la favoriser, la parité fait en réalité obstacle à la diversité en matière d’arbitrage commercial

Co-authored with Guillaume Feld. ASA Bulletin, Vol. 40, 4/2022 (December), Switzerland.
Over the last decade, commercial arbitration undeniably progressed towards more diversity on its arbitral tribunals. Mainly geared towards gender, ethnic and age, increased diversity was the result of a determined and relentless push by interest groups, themselves a product of the arbitration ecosystem. However laudable, the debate around diversity falls short of considering arbitral proceedings’ goal and arbitration users’ interests which imperils the institution’s legitimacy and future…

Les terres rares, nouvelle “frontière” de l’arbitrage international

ICC Magazine: Echanges internationaux, Paris, France, October 2021
Up until a decade ago, the risks surrounding processing and supply of rare earths were overlooked by a large part of the world. With the advent of high tech and clean technologies these elements made their way onto the international political scene. Today, China produces at least 80% of the world’s rare earth elements, and for some rare earths such as Dysprosium, it remains the world’s only producer…

Rare earths, the next elements in economic diplomacy and international arbitration

March 2021
With the advent of high-end and clean technologies, rare earth elements as a necessary commodity made their way onto the international scene. Today, China produces at least 80% of the world’s rare earths. It is accelerating international investments in rare earths mines to secure import of the unprocessed minerals while increasing control of downstream value-added production…