Samantha Nataf advises multinational companies, states and state entities in the resolution of international disputes with high strategic stakes, in France and abroad.
She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitral proceedings both ad hoc
and institutional (DIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, etc.) in a wide range of sectors, including: agribusiness, aviation, construction, defense, energy, new technologies, satellites and telecommunications. Her practice also covers international litigation and, in particular, the management and coordination of multi-forum proceedings - often connected to arbitral proceedings - in both in civil law and common law jurisdictions. Samantha Nataf comments: “I am delighted to join De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés as Partner. The firm’s dynamism, its unique, transversal approach to cases and its in-depth expertise in numerous sectors and markets worldwide are highly relevant to international arbitration. The valuable resources available in the firm will enable me to provide our clients with a high added value service, meeting their specific needs and expectations in each given matter. In joining the firm, I intend to reinforce the offer in international dispute resolution, both in commercial and investment arbitration. In coordination with the other Partners, I will be advising clients in all areas of international business, including in the energy, mining, new technologies and telecommunications sectors, in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.” Samantha Nataf was appointed Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for a three-year term in June 2018. She is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the French Arbitration Association (AFA), the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and ArbitralWomen. Prior to joining De Gaulle, Fleurance & Associés in 2018, she worked in the International Arbitration department of a leading American law firm in Paris, as well as in Brazil and Israel, still in the fields of international arbitration and dispute resolution. She holds a Professional Master in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, a Research Master in Private International Law and International Trade (Paris II Panthéon-Assas) and an LL.M. form the University of California (Berkeley). She is admitted to the Paris (2007), New York (2008) and Israel Bars (2016). She speaks French, English, Spanish, Hebrew and has a good knowledge of Portuguese.
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