Cedric Soule

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Cedric Soule is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s New York office, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He has been involved in over 30 investment treaty disputes and international commercial arbitrations, conducted in English, French and Spanish, under the arbitration rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL the ICC, and the SCC. Cedric also has experience in ICSID annulment proceedings and with the enforcement of arbitral awards before the French courts. He is included in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders – Arbitration.

Cedric read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. He studied law at McGill University, where he was on the Dean’s Honor List, and at the National University of Singapore. Cedric is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.

Representative Experience

  • Currently representing a UK mining company against a sovereign State in an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding a mining project in South America

  • Currently representing a Canadian mining company against a sovereign State in an ICSID arbitration regarding a mining project in South America

  • Currently representing a French environmental services company against a sovereign State in an ICSID arbitration regarding its investments in the public cleanliness industry in the Middle East

  • Currently representing a Turkish telecoms company against a South African telecoms company in international litigation regarding the award of a GSM license in the Middle East

  • Currently representing, on a pro bono basis, an international agricultural biotech foundation that has received the largest Gates grant given to an African entity

  • Successfully represented a global corporation against a South American travel agency in an ICC arbitration regarding trademark infringements (obtained favorable award with costs)

  • Successfully represented a Russian private power supply management company against Swedish and Russian corporations in an ICC arbitration regarding the expansion of a combined heat and power facility in Russia (obtained favorable settlement for the client)

  • Successfully represented a Saudi businessman against a British national in an ICC arbitration regarding the alleged breach of several contracts (obtained favorable settlement for the client)

  • Represented a sovereign State against a Russian investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding shares in an oil refinery in the CIS

  • Previously involved in disputes under the ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules related to the mining, telecommunications, energy, duty free, dairy, hotel management, press, defense and luxury industries

Publications

  • “The ICSID Convention and nationals of another contracting State that are owned by nationals of the respondent State: back to basics,” 48 Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem 39 (2015)

  • Gold Reserve Inc. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” 2(1) The Journal of Damages in International Arbitration 171 (2015)

  • “Lexology Navigator Q&A: Arbitration – France,” July 24, 2014 (co-authors Eric Schwartz and Héloïse Hervé)

  • “The Criminal Prosecution of Corporate Executives by Host States in Connection with Investment Arbitration Proceedings,” Lex Petrolea: the international energy arbitration newsletter, Q2 2014 Issue 2 (co-author Harry Burnett)

  • “Case Comment – Slovak Republic v. Eureko B.V., OberLandesGericht Frankfurt (10 May 2012),” 2012 (4) Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage – The Paris Journal of Arbitration 769 (co-author John Gaffney)

  • “France’s new Arbitration Law successfully streamlines the arbitral process,” Commercial Dispute Resolution, Q2 2011 Issue 4 (co-author Bertrand Derains)
LANGUAGES
English
French
Spanish

ADMISSIONS
New York
Paris