Sabrina Touchard is counsel in Hughes Hubbard’s Paris office and a member of the Litigation and Arbitration practice groups. Her practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitrations. She counsels states and private entities in disputes relating to mining projects, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and distribution agreements. Sabrina advises on post-arbitral disputes (annulment and enforcement) and regularly serves as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Sabrina was an associate and then a counsel at an international law firm in Paris where she focused on international arbitration.
Sabrina is native in French, and fluent in English.
Co-author (with S. Bonnard), “Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration - The Example of Recent Awards,” International Business Law Journal (2015)
Author, “Amicus Curiae on Stage: Amicus Curiae Participation in Investor-State Arbitration,” Versailles International Arbitration and Business Law Review No.2 (2011)
ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
CFA 40 (Comité Français de l'Arbitrage)
Counsel to a Saudi investor in two arbitrations relating to the performance of a partnership agreement regarding the shareholding in and the management of a public cement plant in Algeria (two ICC arbitrations, Paris seat, Algerian law).
Counsel to a Moroccan group active in the public urban transportation sector against a European group in relation to the violation of a partnership agreement regarding the operation of a bus network (ICC arbitration, Paris seat, Moroccan law).
Counsel to a joint venture against some of its shareholders and directors in relation to the violation of long-term commitments and fiduciary duties (ICC arbitration, Paris seat, French law).
Counsel to a pipeline operator in relation to the abrupt termination of long-term agreements (three ICC arbitrations, Paris seat, French law).
Counsel to a listed Australian company in an arbitration concerning the misappropriation of its shares in a mining company in North Africa (ICC arbitration, Geneva seat, local law).
Counsel to a world leader in industrial and military vehicles sector in several arbitrations relating to consultant contracts and representation in North Africa and the Middle East (ICC arbitrations, Paris seat, French law).
Counsel to a Saudi conglomerate leader in the distribution of satellite programs in the Middle East & North Africa region in a dispute with a Qatari operator (ICC arbitration, Paris seat, French law).
Counsel to an African state in a dispute over the termination of mining concession contracts, port, and rail agreement with a global leader in the steel industry (ICC arbitration, Paris seat, local law).
Counsel to a French investor in annulment proceedings against a UNCITRAL arbitral award rendered on the basis of a bilateral investment treaty (Paris Court of Appeal).
Counsel to Jordanian investors in annulment proceedings against an ICC arbitral award (Paris Court of Appeal).