Anne-Sophie Gidoin is an international arbitration lawyer in Orrick’s Paris office.

Anne-Sophie Gidoin acts as counsel in international investment and commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules, in both English and French. In 2016-2017, she coordinated the arbitration and mediation law reform in the 17 OHADA Member States in Western and Central Africa.

Anne-Sophie also acts as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals. She is on the list of arbitrators of the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration.

Before joining Orrick, Anne-Sophie practiced at the Paris and Singapore offices of another major international law firm. She previously trained with international law firms in Paris, Geneva, and Shanghai.

Anne-Sophie frequently publishes on international dispute settlement. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Russian.

  • Anne-Sophie’s prior experience includes:

    • Representing the world's largest shipbuilding company in a USD 8.4 billion ICC arbitration under Qatari law concerning repairs to an offshore gas project and subsea pipelines.
    • Representing a major European oil company in a USD 1.5 billion ICC arbitration with an EPC contractor concerning delays and additional work in the turnkey construction of an oil and gas extraction and processing plant in North Africa.
    • Representing Luxembourg investor in an ICSID arbitration concerning expropriation claims against Cameroon.   
    • Acting as coordinator of the arbitration and mediation law reform in the 17 OHADA Member States in Western and Central Africa.