Isabelle Smith Monnerville, Partner

Isabelle Smith Monnerville


AREAS OF PRACTICE: International Commerce - Corporate - Insolvency - Dispute Resolution - 

MAIN ACTIVITIES: International Commercial Contracts; International Financing (Project and Asset Financing); Commercial and Company Law; Insolvency; Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

EDUCATION: Institute of Political Sciences, Paris (1980); Diploma of Higher Studies (DESS) in International Commerce, Paris IX-Dauphine (1981); Master’s degree in Litigation Law, University of Paris II-Assas (1982).

BIOGRAPHY: Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC WBO and ICC France); member of the ICC working groups drafting “ICC Model Asset Purchase Agreement”, “ICC Model Consortium Agreement” of the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice; President of the joint working group between AFJE (French Association of Corporate Counsel) and the International Commission of the Paris Bar on the Legal Privilege of Corporate Counsel (2002-2003); Officer of the International Sales Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) from 2003 to 2005; Member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Vice-President of the Insolvency Commission of the IPBA; Member of the Arbitration Club of London and of the International Commission of the Paris Bar. Contributor of the World Bank for the Doing Business Annual Report (Closing a Business - Bankruptcy Chapter) since 2006; Member of INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals).

PUBLICATIONS: « Benefits and Risks for Creditors in French Court-assisted Pre-insolvency Remedies» - IPBA Journal 09/2015; « Gateway to Experience » China Business Law Journal 06/2015; Co-author of the ICC model contracts “Share Purchase Agreement - 2004”; “ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects – 2007”; “Subcontract - 2011”; Member of ICC France; Co-author of the “Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration” (2013).

LANGUAGES: French, English.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1984.

Born in 1959