Jean-Christophe Honlet is a founding partner. He concentrates on international arbitration, both commercial and investor-State. He has over 25 years of experience acting in numerous cases as arbitrator, counsel or expert witness, spanning a number of applicable laws and industry sectors, including energy, mining, international construction, real estate, defense, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, telecommunications, media, automotive, aerospace, private equity and banking. He has represented public and private companies, individuals, sovereign States and State entities. He is also active in dispute board proceedings and arbitration-related litigation, including actions to set aside arbitral awards and enforcement actions. His cases include several firsts of their kind.
Jean-Christophe is regularly recommended by independent publications based on client and peer feedback, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal Arbitration (Global Arbitration Review), Best Lawyers and Euromoney, Guide to the World, leading International Commercial Arbitration Lawyers.
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Maison française, University of Oxford, Lavoisier Scholar
University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, DEA in private law (Hons)
University of Paris II Pantheon Assas, Maîtrise in private law (Hons)
ESSEC (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales), MBA
Jean-Christophe is a member of many professional associations, including the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the French Committee on Arbitration and the International Arbitration Institute. He frequently publishes and speaks on arbitration and is a lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Paris II Pantheon Assas.
Prior to founding Honlet Legum Arbitration, he was a partner at an international law firm, where he served for over 12 years as global co-head and then head of its international arbitration group.