Floriane Lavaud

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Floriane Lavaud (@FlorianeLavaud) is a counsel and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York and Paris. Her practice focuses on public international law, international arbitration, and complex litigation, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East.
With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Lavaud advises and represents multinational corporations and sovereign States in a variety of jurisdictions and fora on issues of civil and common law, public international law, and treaty and contract interpretation, including before the International Court of Justice. For example, she recently represented the State of Qatar before the International Court of Justice and the International Civil Aviation Organization, in addition to representing Qatari entities in both treaty and commercial arbitrations. She sits as arbitrator, including on the Qatar Sports Arbitration Tribunal, and serves as counsel in a broad range of international matters.
Ms. Lavaud advises and represents pro bono clients on both domestic law and public international law issues. Most recently, she has worked with Legal Action Worldwide to seek justice for the Rohingya before the International Criminal Court and for the Tigrayan people before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. She has also worked with the Clooney Foundation for Justice on a number of high-profile cases seeking the release of unlawfully imprisoned journalists.
Ms. Lavaud is admitted to the New York and the Paris Bars, in addition to being a Solicitor in England and Wales.  She serves as Board Member and Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA). Ms. Lavaud is also on LinkedIn.

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