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Lead up welcomes Anne-Sophie Tonin, Baptiste Rigaudeau and Ramy Bassily
With a view to pivoting its activity towards dispute litigation and resolution, Lead up has strengthened its core team with the arrival of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution experts Anne-Sophie Tonin, Baptiste Rigaudeau and Ramy Bassily.
Lead up has levelled up with the arrival of three of the most promising young dispute-resolution experts currently active in Paris legal circles. Reacting to the trio’s arrival, the firm’s cofounder Julien Maire du Poset remarked: “I am delighted to have been able to put together a team containing Anne-Sophie, Baptiste and Ramy. We share the same global and multidisciplinary approach to dispute resolution, a fact that will enable us to better understand the various activities of our clients and represent them in any eventual litigation.”
Anne-Sophie Tonin specializes in commercial litigation, international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. She advises and represents French and international clients before and during disputes, in sectors such as agribusiness, construction, defense, energy, telecoms, transport & logistics and media.
Tonin began her career in 2009 at the Buenos Aires office of Estudio Beccar Varela, prior to joining Teynier Pic in Paris two years later, where she would remain for almost a decade before jumping ship to EY in 2020, to become its head of litigation. Among her academic qualifications are master’s degrees in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, and in private international law and international trade, both from Pantheon-Assas University.
Baptiste Rigaudeau is active in international arbitration in sectors such as telecoms, construction, energy, banking, pharma and hostelry. After cutting his teeth at Foley Hoag in 2014, he joined Swiss firm Lalive in 2018. He currently chairs the global steering committee of the young members group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and also co-chairs the dispute resolution group of the African Society of International Law.
Rigaudeau has an LL.M in European legal studies from Cardiff University Law School, on top of a master’s in arbitration and international business law from Versailles University.
Ramy Bassily’s practice centers on international investment and commercial arbitration. A skilled negotiator and mediator, he represents the interests of clients in the banking, construction, infrastructure, energy, distribution, defense and telecoms sectors. He is a qualified arbitrator with different international arbitral institutions in the Middle East and North Africa.
Among his numerous academic qualifications are a master’s in international trade law from Paris-Nanterre University and an LL.M. in international and comparative law from the American University of Egypt. Immediately prior to joining Lead up, Bassily spent four years at Teynier Pic.
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