Experienced International Arbitration Lawyer Joins in Paris

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Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Victor Datry as of counsel in its International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Practice from Alfredo de Jesús O. – Transnational Arbitration & Litigation. With a career spent at leading international arbitration law firms in Paris, Mr. Datry’s arrival sees him rejoin colleagues Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher, part of a team that has grown substantially in Paris and continues to expand globally with recent hires in London and Washington, DC.

Mr. Datry has over 12 years’ experience in commercial and investor-state arbitration, annulment and enforcement proceedings. He has represented African, European, Central Asian and Latin American States and state-owned entities, as well as private sector companies in ICC, ICSID, SCC and UNCITRAL arbitrations involving various industries, including oil and gas, construction, mergers and acquisitions, nuclear, mining, agriculture and telecommunications. He also advises clients in the negotiation of petroleum and mining contracts.

“Victor brings considerable experience in commercial and investor-state arbitrations and is an excellent addition,” said Stephen Anway, global co-leader of the IDR Practice. “Victor’s arrival is part of the continued build-out of our global practice and he follows the recent hire of Naomi Briercliffe and Chip Rosenberg, giving us strength and depth of expertise in key strategic locations.”

IDR partner Carole Sportes, who leads the Paris office, commented: “Victor’s arrival augments our formidable and thriving team in Paris and we are very pleased to welcome him to the firm.”

George von Mehren, global co-leader, added: “Victor has previously worked with a number of our lawyers and we rate him highly. With his specialist expertise and track record in sectors of importance to us, Victor is a good fit, complementing the work of our team in Paris and globally.”

“I am thrilled to join Squire Patton Boggs' powerhouse international dispute resolution team,” said Mr. Datry. “I am looking forward to contributing to the firm’s impressive international arbitration and litigation practice and to working with former and new colleagues in Paris and across the globe.”

Mr. Datry holds a master's II degree in International Economic Law from Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an LLM degree in International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. He is admitted to practice in Paris and is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

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