Louis Degos is a highly regarded litigation and arbitration lawyer. In 2011 he was elected by his peers as a member of the Board Council of the Paris Bar for a three year tenure (2012-2014).
Mr. Degos concentrates his practice on arbitration and he has extensive experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He pleads regularly before French state courts and arbitral (ad hoc and institutional) tribunals in domestic and international disputes.
Mr. Degos has taken part in some 80 arbitrations as a counsel or as an arbitrator (President of Arbitral Tribunal, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator) in domestic and international arbitrations, ad hoc or following arbitration rules (ICC, CMAP, AFA, Swiss rules of international arbitration, UNCITRAL etc.).
He frequently represents parties in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He advises parties within the framework of mediations and other alternative dispute resolution modes, such as assisted negotiation or mini-trial. He is often appointed mediator, both in domestic and international disputes.
Mr. Degos is also well-known for his particular knowledge in arbitration law and his experience in disputes following or related to an arbitration. He represents parties before state courts within the framework of proceedings related to arbitration (temporary and protective measures, appointment of the arbitral tribunal, appeal, annulment recourse and execution of awards). He has been counsel, co-counsel or consultant, in over 20 recourses against or enforcement of arbitral awards in France and abroad. He is also the regular counsel of an important institution of arbitration and often represents arbitrators whose liability is engaged before courts.
Before joining K&L Gates LLP, Louis Degos was a partner first in a French law firm and afterwards, in the Paris office of a British law firm where he practiced commercial litigation and international arbitration.
PublicationsMr. Degos has written numerous articles about domestic and international arbitration, both in French and in English. He also held conferences in France and abroad.
Selection of publications and work:
As a counsel in arbitration:
As a counsel in judiciary litigation (the names of the parties or clients are mentioned only when the decision has been publicized or published):