Patrick Angénieux 2022 speaker

Head of International Arbitration and Litigation

Avery Law LLP


Patrick Angénieux is an international arbitration specialist, dually qualified in English and French law, with nearly 20 years of practice.

Patrick Angénieux represents companies, high-net-worth individuals and States from across the globe in commercial arbitration disputes (under well-known arbitration rules, such as ICC, LCIA, VIAC, SCC, AAA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, ICA etc) and in investor-state disputes under investment treaties. He also litigates before the English courts. Besides his activities as counsel, Patrick also sits as an arbitrator from time to time. He is on the list of arbitrators of the French national committee of the ICC.

Patrick Angénieux has developed extensive experience in disputes relating to investments in emerging markets (including in Africa, the CIS and Asia) and specific expertise in matters involving states or state entities.

His industry fortes include Energy and Natural Resources, Telecoms, International Trade, Commodities, Finance and Shipping. In recent years he has also been handling an increasing number of disputes relating to commercial fraud, crypto-currencies and art.

Patrick Angénieux initiated and co-founded the first LLM on international disputes resolution in English language at Humboldt University in Germany (, where he lectured on investment treaty arbitration.

Prior to working with Avery Law, Patrick Angénieux has acquired his experience at a number of leading international disputes law firms, including Norton Rose, Skadden Arps, Watson Farley and Williams and Salans/Dentons.

Landmark cases in which Patrick Angénieux has acted include Dallah Real Estate and Tourism v Government of Pakistan (successfully representing Pakistan) in connection with the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award under the NY Convention, Kensington International v Republic of the Congo (involving a ‘vulture fund’ and Congolese oil receivables) and the Vivendi Universal v Deutsche Telekom and Elektrim saga (a USD 3 billion corporate dispute).


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