Antoine Adeline is a partner within the International Dispute Resolution department of the Paris office. He is a French and Canadian national, has lived and practised in England for five years and brings more than 20 years' experience to Squire Patton Boggs, as a trial advocate and litigation and arbitration lawyer in a highly international environment.

His particular focus is on arbitration, cross-border disputes, alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, and corporate insolvency.

Although he has particular experience in areas such as construction, software and various manufacturing industries, he represents a diverse range of businesses from public, multinationals and household names through to larger SMEs.

Antoine graduated from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris and the London School of Economics. He has been dual-qualified in France and England for the last 14 years and is bilingual in French and English. He teaches international arbitration and mediation to post-graduate students at Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Antoine has written numerous publications on dispute resolution and corporate insolvency and is invited as a speaker at various seminars and conferences (e.g., French Senate, LSE, ICDR, CEPR).


  • Chief Editor of La Revue, the Paris office newsletter.
  • La Vie Politique Française, Hachette, 1992.
  • Covered various topics in publications including Banque, Journal of International Banking Law, La Gazette du Palais, Les Echos, Les Petites Affiches and Encyclopaedia Universalis.
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  • Acting on behalf of PwC against the French public prosecutor concerning the enforcement of EU Regulation 1346/200 (Isa Daisytek and Rover cases).
  • Acting on behalf of a Greek company sub contractor in a multimillion dollar international construction law dispute.
  • Acting (together with a team of American colleagues) on behalf of an Italian company against a natural gas provider in a contractual dispute worth US$400 million, concerning a price revision in a long term gas contract.
  • Acting on behalf of a French company, in international arbitration, against an Anglo-Japanese holding regarding wrongful termination of a distribution agreement valued at €20 million.
  • Acting in international arbitration, on behalf of a French engineering company, against a Japanese international group in a contractual dispute worth €30 million.
  • Acting as an arbitrator for the International Rugby Board (appeal panel/disputes committee) for the Rugby World Cup 2007.
  • Undertaking negotiation and pre-litigation on behalf of an English company involved in the titanic work trade in a contractual dispute against a French holding.
  • Acting on behalf of the CEO of a US electronic sector company in a white collar crime litigation case against the French prosecutor.
  • Acting on a complex expert mission (pre-litigation stage) for a Netherlands-based client against a French transport and logistics company.
  • Dealing with numerous international search orders, summary proceedings and provisional seizures on behalf of Anglo-American clients or lawyers.


  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Maîtrise, en Droit
  • London School of Economics, LL.M., Civil Litigation, graduated with merits, 1995
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, DEA, philosophie du Droit, 1990
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, DEA, Droit commercial, 1988
  • , CAPA, 1988
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, DEA, Droit privé, 1987


  • England and Wales, 1997
  • Paris, 1988

Memberships & Affiliations

  • La Halde trained mediator, 2008
  • CEDR accredited mediator, 2006


  • French
  • English

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