Partner Marie Stoyanov specialises in commercial and investment-treaty arbitration. She has advised and represented clients in arbitrations throughout the world, both ad hoc and under all the major arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and HKIAC. Marie has substantial experience across all market sectors with a particular focus on energy, natural resource and infrastructure disputes.
Marie regularly appears as advocate before renowned international tribunals arguing extremely complex cases, often with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake.
Marie also regularly sits as arbitrator and speaks about arbitration. After graduating from ESSEC, an AACSB-accredited business school, in 1997, Marie studied law and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2003. As a French qualified lawyer, she is naturally used to working in all civil-law environments, in particular those whose law is directly derived from French law (for example, Libyan, Egyptian, Algerian, Moroccan and UAE law) but has also argued a number of cases under common law. She speaks fluent English and German and has a good working knowledge of Spanish.