Christian Camboulive is a partner within Gide's Dispute Resolution practice group. He specialises in arbitration, international contract law and international law. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc. He also appears before the French courts in arbitration-related matters, such as setting aside proceedings.
He has acted in over one hundred arbitration disputes, conducted under various arbitration rules, including ICC, ICSID, Association For Arbitration (Association Française d'Arbitrage), OHADA, VIAC, CAS and UNCITRAL, relating notably to investment protection, infrastructure projects and construction, joint ventures and post-acquisition issues, distribution and licence agreements, in a wide range of sectors including energy and natural resources, defence, banking, public infrastructures, healthcare and consumer products.
Former Vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and member of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, Christian is a member of several arbitration associations, such as the French Association For Arbitration, the International Arbitration Institute, the London Court of International Arbitration and the Swiss Arbitration Association. He sits on the Editorial Committee of the Cahiers de l'Arbitrage/Paris Journal of International Arbitration.
"Christian Camboulive is commended as an “elite arbitration lawyer” with a detailed understanding of contractual law."
Who's Who Legal 2021, France
"Clients commend Christian Camboulive for his “excellent knowledge of law and procedures and ability to solve difficult cases. ” He advises clients on commercial arbitrations and setting-aside proceedings. He is active across the defence, energy and real estate sectors."
Chambers Global 2020
« Christian Camboulive is said by sources to be 'very analytical, with a deep knowledge of international arbitration.' He has experience in construction claims relating to oil and gas projects in North Africa. He also assists European corporate clients operating in diverse sectors with Paris-seated ICC arbitrations relating to shareholder disputes or the termination of distribution contracts. »
Chambers Europe 2019
« The practice is co-headed by the 'very experienced' Christian Camboulive, who applies 'sharp analytical skills to complex situations'. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Christian Camboulive is 'sharp and to the point' while also being 'a pleasure to work with'. He acts as both arbitrator and counsel under ICC, ICSID, VIAC and CAS rules. »
Who's Who Legal 2019
« Paris-based Christian Camboulive is well known to peers for his experience in a broad range of mandates spanning construction, commercial and sports arbitrations. He stands out for his handling of ICC arbitrations relating to oil and gas projects in francophone Africa. »
Chambers Global 2018
« Christian Camboulive handles a range of international arbitration disputes governed by a variety of institutional rules, with recent work involving the insurance, finance and construction sectors. He operates from the Paris office and interviewees describe him as 'very good and very experienced. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Christian Camboulive is 'highly experienced and greatly competent'. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Christian Camboulive is a very well-regarded figure in the Paris arbitration community, with notable experience acting as counsel and arbitrator on disputes involving franchising, joint ventures and construction. »
Who's Who Legal 2017