Vanessa is a senior associate in Reed Smith’s Energy & Natural Resources Group based in Paris focuses on international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on the resolution of technical disputes, notably in the infrastructure and construction sectors, and/or involving an ESG component.
Vanessa has acted as counsel, arbitrator, and secretary to arbitrators in over 30 institutional and ad hoc arbitration procedures, under various procedural and substantive laws . In addition, she has assisted clients prior to disputes, in contract and claim management, and post dispute resolution, in complex award enforcement procedures in France and abroad.
Regularly involved in industry or international arbitration related thought-leadership, Vanessa also speaks in seminars, conferences, and delivers trainings. She has also been acknowledged in the 2022 “Ones to Watch” category of the Best Lawyers ranking, and has been elected to the board of the Paris Arbitration Week in July 2022.
A mother of two cats, in her spare time Vanessa is an amateur photographer, and a compulsive DIYer.