The Paris Chapter of Arbitration Ireland is a collection of Irish and international professionals with a shared interest in promoting Ireland as a seat.

Paris Chapter of Arbitration Ireland

The purpose of the Paris Chapter is to create a forum where like-minded practitioners can meet and engage with the wider Irish legal community in the Paris alongside the international arbitration community generally in order to deepen existing connections and to make new ones and to build awareness of Dublin as a seat in a jurisdiction they can trust.

Benjamin Ross

Benjamin Ross is admitted to the Paris and New York bars and works for independent international arbitrator Annet van Hooft, in Paris. He acts as counsel in international arbitration matters, and has extensive experience as secretary to the arbitral tribunal in proceedings conducted under the rules of arbitration of several institutions (AFA, CEPANI, DIA, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, SCC, SIAC, Swiss Chambers, VIAC, WIPO). Benjamin also takes part in arbitration-related proceedings before the French courts such as requests for interim measures and enforcement or annulment proceedings.  He is a former co-chair of Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (PVYAP) and a current board member of the Paris bar’s sport association

Laragh Lee

Laragh Lee is admitted to the roll of solicitors in Ireland and in England and Wales, and currently works as a Deputy Counsel at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris. In her role, she oversees international arbitration cases from several jurisdictions primarily in Africa and Europe, which have a common law nexus.

Philippe Cavalieros

Philippe is the Global co-head of Simmons & Simmons LLP’s international arbitration practice.
A prolific author on international arbitration, Philippe also regularly lectures in Trinity College, Dublin and the Hague Academy of International Law. He also serves as Vice-Chair to the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR, the premier think-tank for international commercial arbitration, comprising more than 1300 arbitration practitioners worldwide.
As an aside, Philippe acts as Judicial Officer for World Rugby, EPCR, and LNR Professional rugby as well as Anti-corruption Hearing Officer for the International Tennis Integrity Agency.
Philippe has been an Avocat at the Paris bar since 2004 and received an LL.M from Trinity College Dublin. He also holds a Master in European Business Law from the University Paris 2 Panthéon Assas.

David Coyne

David Coyne is a reputable, independent construction delay expert witness in international Arbitration.  Mr Coyne is the Regional Head of Diales Expert Witness Services France and is recommended in Who’s Who Legal as a global leader in construction quantum and delay services in 2022 and a global leader in International Arbitration in 2023.  Before working as an expert witness, David worked globally as a Civil Engineer and Project Manager for significant clients.  As a result, he has gained experience across all stages of a project’s lifecycle.  He applies his project experience and technical knowledge to support clients as a delay expert witness in all dispute resolution forums.  David is a Chartered Engineer in Europe (EUR ING), and the UK (CEng), as well as being a Marine Engineer (CMarEng).  He holds an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College London, UK, an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from Imperial College London, UK,. and an MEng in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Emmanuel Foy

Emmanuel is a partner at Derains & Gharavi specialised in international arbitration. He has regularly acted as counsel (for high net-worth individuals, major international private companies, foreign investors and Sovereign States) and on tribunals, in proceedings conducted under the Arbitration Rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce Centre (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), the Swiss Arbitration Centre (formerly the Swiss Chamber Arbitration Institution, or SCAI), and the UNCITRAL Rules.

Shane Daly

Shane is Counsel at Bredin Prat in Paris, where he specialises in international arbitration disputes.

He advises individual and corporate clients as well as sovereign States and State entities in relation to international commercial arbitration and investment arbitration matters. He has acted as counsel under a variety of arbitration rules (including ICC, LCIA PCA, ICSID, and UNCITRAL).  He has particular experience in disputes involving States and State-owned entities.

Shane has experience across various industries and sectors, including energy, telecommunications, mining, textile, construction, banking, press distribution as well as in post M&A and post privatization matters.