With thirty years of practice in international commercial arbitration, Christophe Dugué has acted as lead counsel or served as arbitrator in over one hundred institutional or ad hoc commercial arbitration proceedings.
As chairman, sole arbitrator or co arbitrator, Christophe Dugué was appointed by the parties or directly appointed by major institutions (ICC, e.g. https://iccwbo.org/dispute-resolution-services/arbitration/icc-arbitral-tribunals/dugue-christophe/, AFA), in ad hoc (under the rules of the UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations cases (in particular ICC, PCA, Swiss Arbitration Centre-formerly SCAI, AFA) with a variety of seats (notably Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Singapore).
He has acted, as counsel or arbitrator, in cases involving all kinds of parties: individuals, mid-sized companies as well as Government-owned entities, States and major international corporations, from Europe, North Africa, West Africa, South Africa, North America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
With almost four decades of experience, Christophe Dugué started his career with major international banking institutions for seven years (Banque Nationale de Paris, Banque Indosuez) before joining a premier US law firm (Shearman & Sterling) for seventeen years (including ten years as a Partner), where he made Partner in the International Arbitration group led by Emmanuel Gaillard.
The disputes related to various industries such as construction and civil engineering (including FIDIC), distribution, infrastructures, mining (gold, diamond, bauxite), joint ventures as well as banking, private equity, chemicals industry, electronic components, defence, wind energy, oil & gas and M & A.
Christophe Dugué also has a recent experience regarding arbitration of blockchain and cryptocurrencies transactions.
Theses cases were argued under a variety of substantive laws including the Lex Mercatoria and General Principles of Law (UNIDROIT Principles) and the substantive laws of many jurisdictions, including: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, England, France, Germany, Guinea (Conakry), Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Moldova, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, USA (New York).
English or French The language of the arbitration proceedings (or the language in which written evidence and witness testimony could be submitted without a translation) was either English or French.
Christophe Dugué has been involved in a significant number of cases, with parties from all over the world, in disputes ranging from a few thousand USD to several hundred million USD.
Whatever the amount at stake, any dispute is important to the parties and requires the same quality of work. What matters most is the personal involvement to be convincing on the proper application of the law to the facts of the case.
Christophe Dugué's dedication is the same and he strives at being as convincing and cost and time efficient in any of the cases in which he is involved.
Recent cases as arbitrator and as counsel include: