Paris-based partner Philippe Pinsolle was recently named France Arbitration Counsel of the Year at Benchmark and Expert Guides’ 2014 Global Arbitration Awards. This honor is a recognition of Mr. Pinsolle’s outstanding 20-year record in major international arbitrations in France and elsewhere. He has acted as counsel in more than 200 international arbitrations, with a particular focus on investor-state arbitrations and commercial disputes involving the energy, power, oil & gas, construction, and defense industries. He has been involved in arbitrations under the auspices of virtually all major arbitration institutions, including the ICC, the LCIA, the ICSID, the SCC, the AAA, the ICDR, the AFA, as well as in ad hoc cases under the UNCITRAL rules or otherwise. Mr. Pinsolle has also served as an arbitrator in more than 35 cases, as well as an expert witness on arbitration and French law issues.