DLA Piper has expanded its international arbitration practice in France with the hire of Alexander Brabant and Alice Pezard to the litigation and regulatory team in the firm’s Paris office. Brabant will join the firm as a partner, while Pezard, whose practice focuses on commercial and civil litigation, has been appointed as counsel.
Brabant is renowned for his experience in commercial arbitration and international litigation and is dual US and French qualified. He joins DLA Piper from Heenan Blaikie. Previously, he held the position of head of international arbitration at Norton Rose in Paris.