Alexandre Reynaud

Member of the Paris and New York Bars and partner at TALMA Dispute Resolution.

His practice focuses on international arbitration as well as commercial and corporate litigation.

Alexandre Reynaud has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings under the auspices of leading arbitral institutions (International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), OHADA Common Court of Arbitration (CCJA), Paris Mediation and Arbitration Center (CMAP), etc.), in particular in the aeronautics, energy, hotel and construction sectors.

He also sits as an arbitrator. 

Alexandre Reynaud has developed a cutting-edge expertise in arbitration-related judicial proceedings (appointment and disqualification of arbitrators; annulment, review and third-party proceedings, exequatur) as well as in the enforcement of arbitral awards against private persons or foreign States (Loi Sapin II).

In addition to his practice in arbitration law, he often acts as counsel, in France and abroad, in complex litigation concerning commercial and corporate disputes.

Alexandre Reynaud began his career in the Paris office of an international law firm. He then took part in the creation of a leading business law firm dedicated to the resolution of international disputes, as an associate before becoming a partner. 

Alexandre Reynaud is a graduate of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University (Master of Laws in Private International Law) and Cornell University (NY) (LL.M.). He is fluent in French and English.

Alexandre Reynaud has been identified as one of the best arbitration lawyers of his generation by international rankings:

  • Legal 500: International Arbitration – Next Generation Partner, since 2021
  • Legal 500 2022: “Alexandre Reynaud [is a] remarkable specialist in the field of international arbitration. [He] distinguish[es] [himself] by [his] personal involvement, thoroughness and responsiveness
  • Décideurs: “Excellent” – International Arbitration, since 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders, since 2018
  • Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2019: “Alexandre Reynaud is ‘a dedicated practitioner who is very well versed on the legal side’, according to sources who note, ‘He works tirelessly for clients and never leaves a stone unturned’
  • Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration Future Leaders 2020: “Alexandre Reynaud comes highly recommended, with sources calling him a ‘very good strategic thinker’ with a ‘strong commercial sense’. He is further commended for his ‘analytical and technical skills’
  • Best Lawyers: Arbitration and Mediation (France) and Litigation (France), since 2021
  • Euromoney Expert Guides: “Rising star” – Commercial Arbitration France, since 2018
  • Jeune Afrique 2020: ranked among the top 100 most influential lawyers in Africa

His most recent cases include:

  • counsel to a French aerospace group in three arbitrations relating to a license agreement (amount in dispute: €75 million, French and New York law, ad hoc proceedings in Paris and ICC New York, English language);
  • counsel to a Central African state-owned oil company in an arbitration against an oil broker concerning the termination of a contract for the supply of oil products (amount in dispute: $134 million, French law, LCIA London, French language);
  • counsel to a French aerospace group against a US high-tech company in a dispute relating to the supply of aeronautical equipment (amount in dispute: $100 million, Swiss law, ICC Geneva, English language);
  • counsel to a Central African state-owned oil company in an arbitration against a French oil company concerning the recovery of oil costs (amount in dispute: $43 million, French law, ICC Paris, French language);
  • counsel to a French aeronautical group in a dispute relating to the termination of established commercial relations with a subcontractor (amount in dispute: €3 million, French law, Paris Commercial Court);
  • counsel to a Belgian company in annulment proceedings against an award relating to a dispute between shareholders on several real estate projects (amount in dispute: €3 million, ad hoc proceedings);
  • counsel to a French hospitality group in the enforcement in France of an ICC arbitral award against a West African State.