Barthélemy Cousin is a dispute resolution partner based in Paris.
He specialises in international commercial disputes, particularly with respect to the energy and transport sectors as well as on banking and insurance matters.
Barthélemy has been involved in numerous major commercial disputes. He has years of Africa litigation experience, particularly on OHADA (Organisation pour l'Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique) matters dealing notably with enforcement measures, securities and commercial rules. He has been involved in several major disputes before commercial, employment and civil courts in Africa, in particular before the Courts of Chad and the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA, based in Abidjan).
Barthélemy joined Stephenson Harwood in September 2013.
Barthélemy read law at the University of Nanterre where he was awarded a postgraduate degree in private law (DEA) and at University of Kent at Canterbury where he obtained a diploma in English law. He was admitted to the Paris bar in April 1992. He is also a qualified translator (ISIT).
Barthélemy is a native French speaker and fluent in English.