Partner, admitted to the Bars of Paris and New York and to practice before the Dubai International Financial Center Courts.
A French national, Louis B. Buchman received his legal education at the University of Paris, and his mediation training at the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.
In addition to French, he speaks English, Polish, and Italian, and has a working knowledge of German.
He was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1974 (Board Certified as a specialist in Arbitration Law and in International and European Union Law) and to the New York Bar in 1989.
He is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group of Fieldfisher, a European law firm with multiple offices. For more information on Fiedfisher, please visit www.fieldfisher.com. Louis is based in the Paris office.
Apart from Arbitration and Mediation, his other areas of practice are Construction Contracts, Shareholders disputes, Intellectual Property and International Commercial Contracts.
Starting in 1981, he acted as counsel to parties or as arbitrator (sole, party-appointed, or chair) in many international arbitrations held in various fora (e.g. London, Düsseldorf, Hanover, Geneva,
Lausanne, Zürich, Warsaw, Paris), and under the auspices of several arbitration centers (e.g. ICC, LCIA, Polish Arbitration Chamber, Milan Arbitration Chamber, Paris International Arbitration Chamber).
Since 1994, Louis also practices in international mediations.
He is the author of several publications and articles, mainly related to Arbitration and Mediation, but also to Corporate Governance and to Bank Guarantees, and a frequent lecturer.
Louis is a mediation panel member of ICDR-AAA, WIPO and the French Lawyers National Mediation Center (CNMA).
WIPO regularly calls upon him as a neutral to adjudicate Domain Name disputes. His decisions are available online at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/fulltext_decisions.jsp?q=Buchman
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was a captain in the French Navy.