Baptiste Rigaudeau

Associate - Paris

Baptiste Rigaudeau

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Baptiste Rigaudeau is an Associate (Avocat à la Cour) in Foley Hoag’s Paris office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. He concentrates his practice on international arbitration, with a focus on commercial and investor-State disputes. Baptiste has experience working either as Counsel or Secretary to international arbitration tribunals under ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He has experience in the energy, oil and gas, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Baptiste was based in Hong Kong working as legal assistant to an international arbitrator. He also worked in arbitration departments of international law firms in Madrid (Spain) and Houston (U.S.A).


  • Université de Versailles, France, Master in Arbitration and International Business Law, with honors, 2010
  • Cardiff University Law School, Wales, LL.M., Master of Laws in European Legal Studies, with distinction, 2009
  • Université de Nantes, France, Licence in Law and Political Science, 2008


French, Spanish, English

Representative Experience

  • Representing Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration filed by Dutch and Ukrainian investors alleging breaches of the Ukraine-Netherlands, Ukraine-Egypt and Ukraine-US bilateral investment treaties.
  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration under the Ecuador-United States bilateral investment treaty with respect to claims by a foreign pharmaceutical manufacturer challenging Ecuadorian court decisions rendered against it in a private litigation.
  • Representing a French client in an ICC arbitration involving the management of hotels in French Polynesia.
  • Representing a French client in a domestic arbitration over waste management services contracts.
  • Representing an institutional client in multiple cross-border actions relating to the enforcement in a large number of jurisdictions of a money judgment issued against an Eastern European individual.
  • Representing a French client in a US IP Litigation involving extensive discovery.
  • Represented a Rwandan client in an ICC arbitration involving the construction of hotels in Rwanda.
  • Acted as legal assistant to the President of the Tribunal or Secretary of the Tribunal in around 20 international arbitration cases seated in Abuja, DC, Hong Kong, Paris, Perth, Singapore, Stockholm and The Hague.
  • "France: The New Anti-Corruption Arsenal's Impact on Arbitration," The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), May 2016
  • "Brazil-China: the Reign of Toothless Giants?" co-authored with Caroline Swartz-Zern, Young Arbitration Review, Issue 14, July 2014
  • "ICC Clues to construing the New French Arbitration Law,” co –authored with Nadia Darwazeh, Journal of International Arbitration (28(4): 381–399, 2011)
  • "Commentary of the English Court of Appeal decision in Jivraj v. Hashwani," in Les Petites Affiches, Chronique Droit de l’arbitrage, N°36, 26 February 2011, pp. 14-16
  • "The Calculation of Damages in International Arbitration: Towards More Flexibility in Assessing Mitigation," Versailles Arbitration and International Business Law Review 2010, No.1


  • MCIArb – Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


  • CEA-40 (Club Español del Arbitraje), Miembro Correspondiente
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group
  • ICDR Young and International
  • HKIAC HK-45
  • Paris Very Young Arbitration Practitioners
  • Young ICCA
  • Speaker on Construction Arbitration at 5th Arbitration School organized by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) and the UBA’s Students’ League in Kyiv (Ukraine), May 2017 
  • Speaker at Round Table organized by African Jurists’ International Network (RIJA) on “Reform of the Investment Arbitration System in Africa,” organized in Paris, January 2017
  • Speaker at Joint UAA, ICC YAF, LCIA YIAG and ICDR Y&I Conference on “Regulation of Counsel’s Ethics in International Arbitration,” organized in Kyiv (Ukraine), November 2016
  • Panel Commentator at 2014 Investor-State Dispute Settlement Seminar in Seoul, organized by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Korean Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center