Théobald Naud


Théobald Naud’s practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and litigation involving commercial and public international law issues, most notably in the mining and energy sectors. Théobald also represents clients regularly before the Paris court of appeal, in proceedings of enforcement of or challenges to arbitral awards.

Théobald has experience advising and representing clients in English and French language cases administered by ICSID, the ICC, the PCA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the OHADA Uniform Arbitration Act.

His cases include investment treaty disputes both for and against sovereign states. He has experience also in corruption investigations, advising both multinational corporations and state authorities.


  • Théobald was educated in England and in France. Before joining the litigation department in Paris, he worked for two years at DLA Piper in London.


  • Representation of the Republic of Guinea in an ICSID arbitration against BSG Resources Limited pursuant to a claim of expropriation of rights over one of the world’s most important iron ore deposits (ARB/14/22)