My field of expertise focuses on the resolution of intellectual property disputes, particularly by the means of arbitration. I have participated in several ICC arbitrations, with the seats in Paris and London. I also specialize in the judicial and out-of-court resolution of disputes related to the Internet Domain Name System or DNS (ICANN, UDRP, domain names, new gTLDs, etc.). I regularly deal with these issues in my publications and at conferences. I currently work as a legal consultant for IP Twins, an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar with 15 years of experience in corporate domain name strategy and management. IP Twins also offers online brand protection services (including anti-counterfeiting and anti-cybersquatting monitoring services). A selection of my publications on issues of DNS is available here.
Previously, I have taught for two years at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU Faculty of Business). Before joining PolyU, I worked a visiting scholar within the European Union Academic Programme in Hong Kong (EUAP-HK), and have organized an awareness campaign against counterfeiting in Hong Kong.
I have also worked for nine years as an in-house legal counsel for a French ICANN-accredited domain name registrar called Indom, which was the European leader in the business of corporate domain names. My first professional legal experience was as the assistant of the Prosecutor at the Montargis Court (France).
I obtained my Ph.D. in law from the University of Grenoble, at the University Center for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (CUERPI). My thesis focuses on alternative dispute resolution and intellectual property. I am also a graduate of the Masters “Créations Immatérielles” (intellectual property and information technology, Montpellier University) and “Arbitrage et Commerce international” (arbitration and international business law, Versailles University, promotion “Philippe Fouchard”).
- Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA)
- International Trademark Association (INTA)
- Domain name panelist, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC)
Ph.D. in law
Paris Bar (non practicing)
Information Technology Law