Irène Léger

Counsel at Staunch




I act in a wide range of commercial disputes, including energy (such as gas pricing disputes), insurance or post M&A disputes.

English, French

2008 - 2009 PARIS XII UNIVERSITY, Diploma in International Business Litigation, with High Honours International arbitration (E. Gaillard), International litigation (M.-E. Ancel)
2006 - 2007 KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution, with Merit - International Commercial Arbitration (J. Lew QC), International Construction, Contracts and Arbitration (H. Lloyd QC), International Business Transactions (CGJ Morse)
2005 - 2006 PARIS II UNIVERSITY (ASSAS), Master 2 in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, with Honours - International Commercial Arbitration (C. Jarrosson)
2004 - 2005 PARIS V UNIVERSITY, Master 2 in International Business Law, with Honours
2000 - 2004 PARIS I UNIVERSITY (LA SORBONNE), Master 1 in Business Law and International Law

2023 Moderator of panel on the impact of the energy crisis on arbitrations at the conference organised by the Energy Law Group, Paris
2019 Moderator of panel on the management of court proceedings surrounding arbitration at the conference organised by the French National Bar Council (CNB), Paris
2016 Speaker on "the role of Couns
2017 « L’instruction du litige » (The examination of the dispute by the arbitrator) (with L. Degos), Cahiers du CNB
2017 "Women in Arbitration" (with L. Kiffer), Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação
2015 "The Venezuelan saga offers input on the Courts’ interpretation of the condition for the stay of enforcement of international arbitration awards", The Paris Journal of International Arbitration
2014 Speaker on the arbitrator’s duty of loyalty at the conference on « L’arbitrage éthique » (Ethical arbitration) organised by the Franco-Arab Chamber of Commerce, Paris
2014 « L'arrêt de l'exécution provisoire des sentences arbitrales internationales par le juge » (The stay of enforcement of international arbitration awards by the judge), Petites affiches
« Sur l’arbitrabilité de la validité d’un titre de propriété intellectuelle » (On the arbitrability of the validity of an intellectual property right), Cass. Civ. 1ère, 12 juin 2013, Victocor Technologies, The Paris Journal of International Arbitration
2013 Yves Derains, Laurence Kiffer, "International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration", France, Kluwer Law International (update including the new French arbitration law)
2011 « Le nouveau règlement d’arbitrage de la CNUDCI (2010) » (The new UNCITRAL Rules (2010)) (with P. Pic), Revue de l'arbitrage
el" at the conference "Practice arbitration!" organised by the French National Bar Council (CNB), Paris

2023 - present Co-Chair of CFA40
2014 - 2021 Member of the arbitration working group of the French National Bar Council (CNB)
2009 Arbitrator in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

Counsel at Staunch, an international dispute resolution boutique in the Netherlands. Co-Chair of CFA40
Over 13 years of practice in international arbitration and litigation in Amsterdam (at De Brauw) and Paris (at Teynier Pic), with a focus on international commercial arbitration. Experience of arbitrations conducted in English or in French under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, NAI and PCA rules on a wide range of commercial, energy, insurance, technology or post-M&A issues. Particular areas of knowledge with respect to procedural issues, gas price reviews and French law.
Recognised by Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader in Arbitration since 2019 and listed in the Arbitration Powerlist Benelux 2022.

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