Le 16 Law




Commercial dispute, Construction, Contract Law, Distribution, Energy, Engineering, Hospitality, Healthcare, IT/IP, Defense, Insolvency, ISDS, Joint ventures, Licensing, Mining, Natural resources, Private International Law, Public International Law, Aviation, CISG, Civil fraud dispute

English / French

• Paris Bar since 2009
• LLM, International arbitration and litigation, University College London
• Master 2 / DJCE International Business Law, Business Law Institut, Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III)
• Master 1 International and EU Law, Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III)


• « ‘Avant l’heure, ce n’est pas l’heure ; après l’heure, ce n’est plus l’heure’ ou de l’effectivité du second alinéa de l’article 1526 du Code de procédure civile », CAPJIA 2020-4, co-authored with Yann Dehaudt-Delville (to be published)
• The recent revisions to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration: what’s new?, LinkedIn publication, 30 March 2021, (with Yann Dehaudt-Delville): https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/recent-revisions-iba-rules-taking-evidence-whats-new-julie-spinelli/
• Chapitre “France”, in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Investor State Arbitration, ICLG 2021 and 2022 (with Yann Dehaudt-Delville): https://iclg.com/practice-areas/investor-state-arbitration-laws-and-regulations/france
?• Chapitre “France”, in Getting the Deal Through “Sovereign Immunity”, Lexology 2021 and 2022 (with Yann Dehaudt-Delville) : https://www.lexology.com/gtdt/workareas/sovereign-immunity
?• Chapitre “France”, in GAR Know-How Litigation, Global Arbitration Review Insight 2020 and 2021, (with Jean-Luc Larribau et Anne-Claire Hans)
?• “The gathering and taking of evidence under the IBA Guidelines on party representation in international arbitration: civil and common law perspectives” (2014) 8 Dispute Resolution International 37 (with Gisele Stephens-Chu)

• 2-day online training funded by the European Union for Azerbaijan lawyers, Support further development of Alternative Dispute Resolution services and Specialized Courts in Azerbaijan, 16-17 September 2021
• 4th edition of the seminar « International Arbitration, current perspectives », organised by UIA International Association of Lawyers, Session 2 « New Developments in Investment Arbitration », 27 May 2021 : https://www.uianet.org/fr/evenements/arbitrage-international-perspectives-actuelles-4e-edition#program
• Webinar « Les actualités de l’arbitrage », MARDis du CMAP, 25 May 2021 : https://www.cmap.fr/les-actualites-arbitrage/
• Keynote speech “Why do you need the International Bar Association Rules on the Taking of Evidence?”, Eastern European Foreign Investment Moot Court Competition – EEFI, 20 May 2021: https://eefimootcourt.org/events/
• Webinar “Arbitrage : Quelle place aujourd’hui pour le Barreau de Paris? », 12 November 2020 : https://lnkd.in/g2_daz5
• États Généraux de l’Arbitrage, “Connecting points between criminal proceedings and arbitral proceedings », 25 October 2020
• Conference on Allegations or Signs of Corruption in International Disputes, “The Control Of Potential Corruption Issues By State Courts In The Context Of Setting Aside And Enforcement Proceedings”, ICC Tel Aviv Arbitration Days, March 2020
• Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop: State as Client and Opponent in Investment Arbitration, “Evidentiary Issues in Investment Arbitrations”, “Document Disclosure/Discovery”, a presentation focused on exceptions to disclosure and articles 3 and 9 of the IBA Guidelines on the Taking of Evidence

• Co-chair of the below-40 organisation of the French Arbitration Committee (Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA-40))
• Founding member of Africarb, a group of young legal professionals with a shared interest in arbitration and Africa
• Member of the arbitration group at the French National Bar Council (CNB)
• Visiting lecturer at the Centre for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP)

I act as counsel in domestic or international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc or institutional (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, SCC, CMAP and UNCITRAL), for States as well as French and foreign companies in disputes in the sectors of energy, construction and engineering, aeronautical, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and hospitality.

I also represent clients in annulment, enforcement and arbitration-related court proceedings before French courts.

I regularly act as an arbitrator.

Besides that, I am the mother of three beautiful children, which is my greatest achievement and also the most challenging ;-)

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