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Simon Batifort
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 8867
FAX: +1 212 697 1559

Mr. Batifort is a senior associate in the International Arbitration Group based in the New York office.  He is dual-qualified to practice in France and in New York, and holds advanced degrees in civil law, common law, and public and private international law.  His practice focuses on investor-state and international commercial arbitration, with a particular emphasis on disputes arising out of bilateral investment treaties.  He has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations conducted under the ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules, in cases involving various industries, including oil & gas, construction and telecommunications.  Among other high profile disputes, Mr. Batifort was part of the Curtis team that succeeded in obtaining annulment of a US$1.4 billion award in the Mobil v. Venezuela arbitration, the largest annulment in ICSID history.  Mr. Batifort was named in Who’s Who Legal’s Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017, a publication that selects attorneys who are considered to be the future leaders of the international arbitration community.

Prior to joining Curtis, Mr. Batifort worked as in-house counsel for one of the world’s largest construction companies. He also trained in the international arbitration groups of two major law firms and interned at both the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the International Court of Justice.

While completing his LL.M. at New York University School of Law, Mr. Batifort worked as a Research Assistant for Professor José E. Alvarez and served as a graduate editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics.

Mr. Batifort is fluent in English, French and Spanish.


American Society of International Law
International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee
New York State Bar Association
New York City Bar Association
Paris Bar Association
Moot Alumni Association
ICDR Young & International
ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

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