Michel Pitron has been a Gide partner for some 25 years. After practising in various fields of corporate law and setting up the Gide Hanoi office in Vietnam, Michel specialised in crisis management strategy and handling civil, criminal and commercial disputes, particularly in the fields of contract, corporate and banking law.
He acts for governments and major companies in the financial, industrial, oil and audio-visual sectors on key stakes disputes.
Michel pleads in both French and English before national, arbitration and international courts (ICTY, ITLOS). He is currently representing the Côte d’Ivoire before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in its dispute against Ghana regarding the delimitation of the maritime frontier.
Former member of the Paris Bar Council (2002-2004) and Former Secretary of the Paris Bar Debating and Mooting Society (1984), he also writes many articles and regularly speaks at international conferences, most recently on corruption and bribery.
Michel is referenced in various legal directories (Chambers, Legal 500...) as an excellent litigator.