Laurie Achtouk-Spivak is a counsel based in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Her practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, with a particular emphasis on public international law.
Ms. Achtouk-Spivak represents investors and sovereigns in investment treaty arbitrations before ICSID as well as other arbitration institutions. She has also represented clients in several commercial arbitrations including some involving sovereigns and often provides companies with investment structuring advice.
Ms. Achtouk-Spivak is a lecturer at the University of Poitiers, where she teaches a course in investor-State dispute settlement, and has been a lecturer on international arbitration at the Ecole de formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d’Appel de Paris (“EFB”). She is widely published on public international law, notably investment treaty arbitration.
Ms. Achtouk-Spivak received an LL.M from Harvard in 2006. She is a member of the Bar in New York (US) and Paris (France) as well as a member of the Peer Review Board of the ICSID Review. She has consistently been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in international arbitration.
Ms. Achtouk-Spivak joined Cleary Gottlieb in 2006 and became counsel in 2016.