Teynier Pic was founded in 2004 by Eric Teynier and Pierre Pic, then two rising stars on the Paris arbitration scene. The pair had been working together for over a decade. At the time, there were no other boutique firms in Paris entirely dedicated to dispute resolution. Teynier Pic became the first – and to this day remains the oldest – Paris-based boutique entirely dedicated to international arbitration, commercial litigation and more generally ADR.
Teynier Pic continued to grow over the next ten years, and gradually succeeded in establishing itself as the leading dispute resolution practice it is now recognised as. Recent key milestones in the firm’s development include the signing in 2016 of a strategic alliance with Griffin Litigation PLLC, an international arbitration and enforcement boutique based in both London and New York, headed by Peter Griffin. In early 2017, Raphael Kaminsky joined the partnership and in 2018, the firm welcomed its fifth partner: French Iranian national Shaparak Saleh. In 2019, the firm promoted Anne-Sophie Tonin to counsel and hired Sara Nadeau-Séguin, also as counsel. The firm now counts a total of four
partners, two counsel and seven associates.
Sector Specialisation & Broad Geographic Expertise Bring Tier One-Level Work Flows
The team combines global-standard international arbitration counsel with sector-specialist expertise in industries as diverse as aviation & erospace, chemicals, life sciences, construction, corporate, energy & natural resources, industrial risks, telecoms and defence. It is particularly well-known for its work in relation to Africa and the Middle East. They regularly act on behalf of African States as well as on behalf of investors. A high-growth area of their practice is their work in relation to nforcement actions relating to international arbitration awards against African States.
Teynier Pic, along with Griffin Litigation LLC, has a wealth of experience in commercial arbitration, whether institutional (ICC, SCC, AAA, Cairo Arbitration Centre, LCIA, CCJA, AFA, CAIP, OHADA) or ad hoc (including UNCITRAL). They are also highly experienced in investment arbitration, whether institutional (ICC, ICSID) or ad hoc (including UNCITRAL).
Core strengths also include French court litigation, ADR and nforcement; work as arbitrators, including acting as sole arbitrators, co-arbitrators or chairpersons in commercial and investment arbitration
proceedings; and in arbitration-related litigation on behalf of clients, either upstream or downstream of arbitration proceedings or even concomitantly with them.
The team also regularly handles issues that may arise after an award is rendered, such as setting-aside proceedings or appeals of enforcement orders before French courts.