CHRISTOPHE DUGUÉ - AVOCAT - INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION - PARIS FRANCE
Christophe Dugué benefits from a dual background as counsel in structuring, drafting and negotiating major international commercial transactions in banking, commercial, corporate and contract law (banking law, construction, international commercial financings, project financings, mining, oil & gas, joint-ventures, M&A financings, structured finance, infrastructure financings, securitization of commercial receivables, derivatives, equity swaps) and as counsel in domestic and international arbitration cases, ad hoc and institutional (ICC, Swiss Arbitration Centre-formerly SCAI, PCA, AFA, LCIA, SIAC, CAIP).
This background provides him with in-depth knowledge of the industries in which parties involved in arbitration cases operate as well as a thorough understanding of the parties’ and their counsels’ expectations, constraints and strategies when they face a dispute, be it as claimant or as respondent.
Experienced, independent, available, absence of conflicts of interests, dedicated, time and cost efficient.
Christophe Dugué's experience of international arbitration in a variety of cases with a wide range of seats and applicable substantive laws allows him to act efficiently as Counsel and as Arbitrator
As Arbitrator, Christophe Dugué is fully aware that while the parties want a total flexibility in order to enjoy the benefit of all opportunities to present their case they are also cost and time sensitive. As arbitrator he strives at providing the parties with a full and fair opportunity to present their case.
A candid discussion with the parties is held at the outset of the case to adapt the procedure to the parties' requirements (is there a need for one or two rounds of written submissions, a dedicated production of documents phase, a hearing and the examination of witnesses and experts, post hearing briefs?) and the procedural timetable that best suits the instruction of the case is decided accordingly.
In the conduct of the proceedings, while ensuring that the procedural timetable is followed, and amended as the circumstances warrant, and due process is observed, Christophe Dugué strives at making the final award available in the shortest period of time possible after the parties have pleaded their case and filed their post-hearing briefs. Christophe Dugué has also the experience of expedited procedures.
As Counsel, Christophe Dugué works in close collaboration with the party he represents in order to determine what the party wants to obtain, what can be obtained, and what are the means to be implemented to have the best chances of achieving this result.
Christophe Dugué builds on the facts and focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the case to provide a structured, documented and comprehensive legal argument that best serves the client's objectives and strategy, in order to deliver concise, powerful and convincing briefs.
At the hearing, he benefits from his experience as counsel and as arbitrator in the examination of witnesses and experts. Christophe Dugué pleads the decisive arguments and provides the explanations that the arbitral tribunal expects.
Christophe Dugué has successfully acted as counsel in the representation of parties against all sorts of opponents, including major international law firms.
Master 2-DESS, Droit des Affaires Internationales, Institut de Droit des Affaires, Université Aix-Marseille III, 1982
Master 2-DJCE, Droit du Commerce International, Institut de droit des Affaires, Université Aix-Marseille III, 1982
Paris Bar, 1992
Revista română de arbitraj 2/2021 “In Honorem Emmanuel Gaillard 1952-2021”