Alexia Descombes

Alexia Descombes

Associate, Paris

Email alexia.descombes@​

Phone +33 1 53 67 47 47

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation

As an associate in our International Arbitration group, Alexia Descombes focuses her practice on commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Alexia has assisted clients in arbitrations under the main arbitral institutions (ICC, ICSID) or ad hoc, at all stages of proceedings.

She has acted for clients across a range of industry sectors, including manufacturing, engineering, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Cambridge, 2015

Masters in Business Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2014

Masters in Economic Law, Sciences Po Paris, 2013



Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing a South Korean investor in an ICSID arbitration against a Middle Eastern State regarding a construction project.

Representing a French pharmaceutical group in ICC arbitration against a North African pharmaceutical group relating to the termination of a licence agreement.

Representing a packaging manufacturer in an ad hoc arbitration brought by a European paper and packaging company in relation to a paper mill post-acquisition dispute.

Representing a security provider in ICC arbitration against a Mauritanian company regarding a dispute involving a contract for provision of services.

Advising a telecom tower infrastructure company in pre-arbitration negotiations against a leading French telecom company in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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