Antoine Cottin

Admitted to the Paris Bar


Antoine Cottin focuses on international arbitration and litigation, as well as public international law. He is able to practice in English, French and Spanish.
He has experience as counsel in both commercial and high-profile investment arbitration cases relating to a broad range of activities including the Energy, Defence, and Construction sectors.
He has previously practiced in several international law firms both in Paris and Madrid. He also worked for the Cour de cassation, as well as a major French electric utility company.

Antoine Cottin holds a Master’s degree in international and European law from the University of Paris X (Paris-Nanterre), and the MIDS LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID, Geneva). He is also a member of several professional associations (ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, European Society of International Law).


  • “2020 in Review: Arbitration-Related Developments in France”, co-written with F. Renaux, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 31 January 2021.
  • “The Arbitrator’s Duty to Investigate his or her Law Firm’s Business Ties Before and During the Arbitral Proceedings: Note on 1st Civ., 3 October 2019, Audi Volkswagen Middle East v. Saad Buzwair Automotive”, co-written with A. Reynaud, Cahiers de l’Arbitrage, 2019, n°4, pp. 687-701.
  • “Exclusive Application of UNIDROIT Principles to Cure the Parties’ Disagreement on the Lex Contractus: A View From France”, co-written with F. Renaux, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 9 May 2020.
  • “Stay of Enforcement in France: How Restrictive is the Paris Court of Appeal?”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 26 November 2019.
  • “Revisiting the Dispute Requirement in International Interpretation Proceedings: Deeds, not Words”, co-written with P. Kyriakou, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Vol. 10, Issue 2, June 2019, pp. 307-327.
  • “Caribbean Islands in the Mood for Arbitration”, co-written with A.-S. Gidoin, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 12 July 2017.