Linklaters names heads of international arbitration team

Matthew Weiniger QC and Pierre Duprey have been named as co-heads of Linklaters’ international arbitration team, assuming the roles currently held by Françoise Lefèvre and Matthieu de Boisséson.

Matthew, who joined the firm in October 2015 and is based in London, specialises in international arbitration, public and private international law. He has acted and advised in cases arising from all major industry sectors, in particular energy and financial services. He also advises on non-contentious matters involving the protection of investments under public international law. 

Pierre, who is based in the firm’s Paris office, has an extensive experience in international arbitration, having practised in this field since 1992. He has acted as counsel in more than a hundred and fifty domestic and international matters in many industry sectors, such as, energy, distribution, construction, defence and aerospace, complex transactions and joint ventures, post-acquisition disputes. Pierre is regularly appointed as an arbitrator for institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, FAA, Swiss Chambers).

Michael Bennett, Linklaters’ Global Head of Dispute Resolution, said:

“I would like to thank Françoise and Matthieu for leading our international arbitration team during an exciting period of growth. They have made a huge contribution and hand over the management of our arbitration offering, a strategic priority for Dispute Resolution at Linklaters, in excellent shape. I have no doubt that Matthew and Pierre will continue to lead it from strength to strength.”