Maxence is an associate in Freshfields’ Paris office, where he specializes in international arbitration. Prior to joining Freshfields, Maxence worked in several leading international firms and taught private international law at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University.
Maxence holds a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford, an LL.M in private international law from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and an LL.B from the University of Grenoble. He has also studied at McGill University for one year.
He regularly publishes on arbitration, private international law and intellectual property topics. A native French speaker, Maxence also speaks fluent English and Italian.
Consistent with France's reputation as a pro-arbitration jurisdiction, the French civil courts' review of arbitral awards on grounds of public policy is traditionally limited in terms of both standard and content. However, in recent years, the scope of the courts' review in this regard has been tested in certain Paris Court of Appeal decisions which reviewed the underlying evidence rather than the arbitral tribunal's own determinations in the relevant award.