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Expert resume of Philippe Pinsolle

Partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, heading international arbitration for continental Europe; based in Geneva

Philippe Pinsolle has over twenty-five years of experience as counsel, expert and arbitrator in international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in more than 300 international arbitrations, with a particular focus on Investor-State arbitrations and commercial disputes involving the energy, power, oil & gas, construction and defense industries. He has been involved in arbitrations under the auspices of virtually all major arbitration institutions including the ICC, the LCIA, the ICSID, the SCC, the AAA, the ICDR, the Swiss Chambers of Commerce, the AFA, the ADCCAC, as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL rules or otherwise. Philippe Pinsolle has also served as arbitrator in more than 60 cases, as well as expert witness on arbitration and French law issues. Philippe holds an MBA from ESSEC in addition to his dual legal qualification as a French avocat à la cour as well as an English barrister. He is recognized universally as one of the arbitration lawyers (acting as arbitrator or counsel) that best understands quantum issues.

Philippe is currently senior co-chair of the IBA arbitration committee. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration of Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and an Advisor of the International Advisory Board for the Thailand Arbitration Center (“THAC”).


ESSEC, (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales)
(M.B.A., 1989) University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
(Maîtrise in Private Law), 1991)
Hertford College, Oxford University
(MJur, 1995)