Charles Kaplan is a highly specialized arbitration
lawyer based in Orrick’s Paris office. He has conducted arbitrations on EPC
Contracts, oil production sharing agreements, gas pricing disputes, tax
stabilization agreements, international joint ventures, as well as aircraft
development programs, in France and elsewhere.
Highly regarded in the
international arbitration market, Charles is consistently recognized as a key
practitioner particularly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. According to Chambers
& Partners, clients describe him as an “extremely bright” expert on cross-border
matters and praise his “commercial insight and dedication.” Ranked among Chambers
France’s top International Arbitration lawyers, Charles is said to be “a
very good lawyer whose experience in international arbitration is superb.”
In particular, Charles advises French and international
energy majors, and industrials. He has extensive experience of arbitration
under ICC, ICSID, French Arbitration Association, LCIA and Milan Chamber rules.
He regularly sits as arbitrator.
He originally qualified as an English barrister and
then as a French avocat. In addition to investment disputes, he has handled
civil as well as common law disputes in a number of jurisdictions in Europe,
Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Before he joined Orrick, he was co-head of Herbert Smith
Freehills LLP's Global Arbitration practice and led the Paris Arbitration