Tim Portwood is a partner at Bredin Prat and a French-qualified English barrister. He specialises in international arbitration and international litigation, as well as practising cross-border transactional work including advising on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Born in the United Kingdom, Tim Portwood graduated from the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 1996, he practised as a barrister with Old Square Chambers in the UK. He was the co-editor of European Human Rights Reports (from 1991 to 1994) as well as the author of Mergers in European Community Law (Athlone Press, 1995), Competition Law and the Environment (Cameron May, 1995) and a number of recent articles on international arbitration law. Tim Portwood is a native English speaker and is also fluent in French, Italian and German.