Clément specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration.

Clément has 16 years’ experience advising on major litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Clément has regularly acted for French and international clients in arbitrations seated across the globe and has particular experience in complex disputes in the construction, energy and infrastructure, mining, defence and distribution sectors, as well as considerable experience with joint ventures and post-acquisition disputes.

In addition to his experience as counsel, Clément acts as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations (ICC).

Clément is a co-founder of Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) and a member of PAW Board and treasurer between 2019 and 2022. He is a member of the Arbitration Committee of the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (CMAP), a board member and treasurer of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA), and a founding member of AfricArb (an association which promotes arbitration in Africa). He is the former co-chair of the CFA-40; the ICC YAF representative for France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

Clément lectures on international arbitration at Science Po Law School (LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement), and at Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (LL.M. AWArDS ‒ Assas World Arbitration and Disputes Settlement). He regularly publishes articles in law journals (including the Revue de l’arbitrage) and speaks at international conferences on matters of arbitration law. He authored the treatise Le droit français de l’arbitrage (alongside Matthieu de Boisséson et Jessica Madesclair) (Lextenso, Paris, 2023).

Recognized by the major independent legal directories, Clément’s recent accolades include:

"Clement is both efficient and well versed in the details of matters. He is thoroughly client-focused." Chambers & Partners 2023, Global - International Arbitration - France - Up and Coming

“A team with very strong expertise, arbitration skills, flexibility, availability: Peter Rosher and Clément Fouchard.” Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France.

He is recommended by Who’s Who Legal as a “National Leader – France – Arbitration 2022” and as a “Global Leader – Arbitration 2022.” In 2020, his “Future Leaders – Partner – Arbitration 2020” ranking commentary included: “Clément Fouchard is one of the top French Future Leaders in our research and ‘a very skilled lawyer with a diversity of skills.’ He has ‘extensive experience in arbitration and disputes involving African parties’ and is a ‘true team leader.’”


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