Baptiste Rigaudeau specializes in dispute avoidance and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on arbitration disputes, both commercial and between foreign investors and States. He has significant experience in disputes involving the mining, banking, pharmaceuticals, hotels, energy, construction and telecom sectors. He has been involved, as Counsel or tribunal secretary, in ad hoc disputes (notably under UNCITRAL rules) and institutional disputes (governed by ICC, ADCCAC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, CIETAC, CMAP, SCAI and ICSID rules), governed by diverse procedural and substantive laws. Baptiste also has experience advising clients on settlement negotiations and on multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to asset tracing and recovery issues. He also acts as arbitrator.
Before joining Lead Up, Baptiste practiced over 12 years within litigation and arbitration departments of top law firms in Hong Kong, Houston, Paris and Geneva.
He currently chairs the Global Steering Committee of the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and co-chairs the dispute resolution group of the African Society of International Law. He was a member of the inaugural ICC Commission on the Belt and Road Initiative. He is also a member of the International Wine Law Association.
He is listed as arbitrator for the Asian International Arbitration Centre.