Cedric Soule


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Cedric Soule is an associate in King & Spalding’s Paris office and is experienced in International Commercial Arbitration and Investment Treaty Disputes under the arbitration rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL and the ICC.

Mr. Soule read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, was on the Dean’s Honor List at McGill University Faculty of Law, and studied at the National University of Singapore. Mr. Soule was Senior Editor of the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development and is trilingual in English, French and Spanish.

Representative Experience

  • Currently representing a US investment holding company against a sovereign State in an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding its investment in a South American metallurgical complex

  • 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 an Australian mining company against a North African state-owned enterprise in an ICC arbitration regarding breaches of a joint venture agreement

  • Currently representing a sovereign State against a Russian investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding shares in an oil refinery in the CIS
  • Currently representing a global corporation against a South American travel agency in an ICC arbitration regarding trademark infringements

  • 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


  • “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)

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