Baptiste Rigaudeau


Admission :

Paris, 2015

Nationality :


Languages :

English , French , Spanish


35, Rue de la Mairie
P.O. Box 6569
1211 Geneva 6

Contact :

+41 58 105 2000 +41 58 105 2060

Baptiste Rigaudeau joined LALIVE in 2018. He specialises in international arbitration, with a focus on commercial and investor-State disputes. He has experience working as counsel and secretary to international arbitration tribunals under ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC, CMAP, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, in proceedings governed by various procedural and substantive laws, both common and civil. He has experience in the energy, particularly in oil and gas, construction, banking, telecommunications, hotel and pharmaceuticals sectors. He also has experience in cross-border litigation and asset recovery matters.

He is a member of the ICC’s Commission on the Belt & Road Initiative and is member of several professional associations including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ICC YAF, ICDR Y&I, LCIA YIAG and the International Wine Law Association. He has spoken at conferences and has published several articles on international arbitration.

Baptiste Rigaudeau trained in Paris and Madrid (2009-2010) before working as an associate to two leading international arbitrators, based in Hong Kong and in Paris (2011-2012). He then practiced international arbitration in the Paris office of Foley Hoag LLP (2014-2018).

Baptiste Rigaudeau holds a Licence de droit from the University of Nantes, Masters degrees in International Economic Law from the University of Nantes and in International Arbitration and Business Law from the University of Versailles. He also holds a LLM from Cardiff University Law School.

Arbitration in France: Ryanair v. Smac: Is the French Tribunal des Conflits Unnecessarily Risking France’s Place as the World’s Safest Landing Spot for Arbitration Related Litigation?

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2019

HKIAC, International Arbitration: Issues, Perspectives and Practice, Liber Amicorum Neil Kaplan, Wolters Kluwer, 2019, pp. 571-579

Environmental Dispute Resolution: The Dispute Board Solution

Baptiste Rigaudeau, François Baillon, 2018

Terralex Connections, 24 April 2018

France – The New Anti-Corruption Arsenal’s Impact on Arbitration

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2016

E-Solver – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Brazil-China: The reign of toothless giants?

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2014

Young Arbitration Review – YAR – Issue 17

Jivraj v. Hashwani: la communauté arbitrale victime de discriminations à l’embauche répétées ?

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2011

Les Petites Affiches, Chronique de Droit de l’Arbitrage N°36, 26 February 2011, pp. 14-16 (French)

Clues to construing the New French Arbitration Law: An ICC perspective on Procedural Efficiency, Good Faith and Independence

Baptiste Rigaudeau, 2011

Journal Of International Arbitration (28(4): 381–399, 2011)

Webster University, Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce and Indian Embassy in Switzerland

Doing Business with India

Geneva 10/04/2019 Baptiste Rigaudeau Speaker: Managing risks in India

For more information, see the programme.

Invest HK, Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Investments Protection

Geneva 27/11/2018 Baptiste Rigaudeau Speaker: Investment Protection around the Belt and Road Initiative

For more information, see the programme.

Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) and Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) Students League

5th Arbitration School

Kiev 10/05/2017 Baptiste Rigaudeau Speaker: Construction Arbitration

African Jurists’ International Network (RIJA – Réseau International des Juristes Africanistes)

Roundtable on how to reform the international investment’s legal framework in Africa

Paris 13/01/2017 Baptiste Rigaudeau Speaker: Reform of the Investment Arbitration System in Africa


Regulation of Counsel’s Ethics in International Arbitration

Kiev 17/11/2016 Baptiste Rigaudeau Speaker: Debating on arbitration client’s right to choose Counsel freely

Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the Korean Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy and the Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center

Investor-State Dispute Settlement Seminar

Seoul 09/08/2014 Baptiste Rigaudeau Panel Commentator
Baptiste Rigaudeau Visiting Lecturer

2018 - current

International Law LLM, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong SAR)
Topic: Environmental Issues in Investment Arbitration