Adrien Compain is an associate in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice. His experience includes commercial arbitrations, with a particular focus on construction disputes and arbitrations involving interests in Africa. He also advises and represents parties in post-award matters before French courts.
International arbitrations on which Adrien Compain has worked include the representation of:
- An African transportation authority in an ICC arbitration initiated by two contractors. The dispute arises from a contract for the renovation of railway systems. The law of the Respondent's State applies.
- Sonatrach as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Geneva brought by Saipem SpA and Saipem Contracting Algérie SpA. The dispute arose from a contract for the construction of gas liquefaction facilities. Over EUR 2.6 billion was at stake. Algerian law applied.
- A North African company as Respondent in an ICC arbitration in Geneva initiated by an Iberian contractor. The dispute related to a major infrastructure project in North Africa. The law of the Respondent’s State applied.
Post-awards matters on which Adrien Compain has worked include the representation of:
- The majority shareholders in the former Yukos Oil Company in proceedings initiated in multiple jurisdictions to seek the recognition and enforcement of the $50 billion award rendered in the arbitrations brought by the shareholders against the Russian Federation concerning the expropriation of their investments in Yukos.
Université de Nantes
Doctorat in Private Law, (with highest honors)
Université de Strasbourg
Master 2 in International Law, (with highest honors)
- Lecturer (International Arbitration), Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas (Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires – DJCE)
- Qualification of Maître de Conférence, Conseil National des Universités