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 working group drafting the “ICC Model Asset Purchase Agreement” and co-chair of the ICC working group drafting the “ICC Model Turnkey Agreement - Update” 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; Officer 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.

PUBLICATIONS: Co-author of the ICC France “Practical Guide to Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration" - 2013 ; "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 following ICC Model Agreements: “Share Purchase Agreement" - 2004 ; “ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects" – 2007 ; “ ICC Model Subcontract Agreement" - 2011 ; “ICC Model Consortium Agreement" – 2016 ; “ICC Model Joint-Venture Agreement" – 2017

LANGUAGES: French, English.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1984.

Born in 1959