Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide Paris where she co-heads the international arbitration activity of the firm and chairs the Gide Pro Bono endowment fund. Carole is a member of the Paris and New York Bars and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over eighty international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, as well as before domestic French courts in relation to international litigation and arbitration.
Specialised in international commercial law, and more particularly in international arbitration, Carole has recently been focusing on arbitrations relating to construction, energy and defence, under the rules of the ICC and ICSID. She also acts as arbitrator in several ICC and ICSID arbitrations.
Carole regularly speaks at conferences and is a lecturer at University Paris II on the Master 2 in International business law and at Sciences Po Paris on the LLM in Transnational arbitration. She currently chairs the French international arbitration commission (ICC France) and is the former chair of the French Arbitration Committee (CFA). She is an elected member of the ICCA Governing Board, as well as the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), and chairs the Ordinary Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
« Carole Malinvaud is a hugely respected figure in the firm's arbitration practice. Interviewees note that she brings practical experience working as counsel to her role as arbitrator in complex cases, saying: 'She has the advantage of having experience in both investment and commercial arbitration.' Malinvaud handles domestic French and international arbitration relating to disputed construction contracts or finance agreements. She has notable experience in cases relating to investments or commercial contracts in Africa. »
Chambers Global 2019
« The 'excellent' Carole Malinvaud is endorsed by market commentators as 'an absolutely outstanding practitioner'. She has experience with domestic and international commercial arbitrations pertaining to the energy, defence and construction sectors. »
Who's Who Legal 2019
« Carole Malinvaud is lauded by interviewees for her ‘strong understanding of national law and arbitrations,’ in addition to her ‘very hands-on’ approach. She boasts significant experience in ICC and ICSID proceedings, and is further recognised for her work in Africa-related disputes. »
Chambers Global 2018
« Carole Malinvaud is highly recommended and an increasingly appointed arbitrator. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Carole Malinvaud joins the top band with glowing commentary from interviewees. She is widely considered an 'excellent' lawyer, impressing one client with her 'creativity in her problem solving and defence strategy.' She is highly experienced as both counsel and arbitrator, with notable expertise in commercial arbitration. She regularly undertakes disputes involving Africa, Latin America and the USA. One interviewee says: 'Carole is very transparent, someone to be trusted and always willing to provide a solution.' »
Chambers Global 2017
« Experienced partner Carole Malinvaud offers clients 'extremely good advice on negotiation strategy' and 'does a very impressive job' on complex cases. »
Who's Who Legal 2017