Alexander Leventhal is a senior associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Paris office. He has extensive experience in international commercial and investment arbitration, touching upon multiple sectors, with a particular focus on the energy sector. Alexander has represented clients in commercial arbitrations arising out of contractual disputes and has sought recourse on behalf of clients against States for treaty breaches. Alexander helped lead a team that obtained an order from an ICSID tribunal, which, for the first time, ordered the suspension of extradition proceedings in a third-party State. Alexander acts as Chair for Continental Europe of Young ITA (the young members group of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration) as well as CIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators) YMG (Young Member Group)’s Steering Committee Member for France. Alexander writes and speaks frequently on topics of arbitration in English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic and guided a team that prepared a submission to UNCITRAL Working Group III on behalf of the European Federation for International Law and Arbitration (EFILA). He was also the recipient of the Special Award in the 2014 Young Arbitrators Match, the 2018 CPR Y-ADR Award for Efficient and Effective Collaboration between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel along with the 2018 CIArb (Singapore Branch) Competition, and was chosen to serve on the Young ICCA Special Committee for the first edition of the ICCA Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez Memorial Prize. Alexander was also appointed to act as an Officer on the International Bar Association’s Mediation Committee and the Rules Committee of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), which is currently engaged in a revision of CPR’s Fast Track Rules.