Laurent Gouiffès specialises in litigation, especially international arbitration and technological and energy-related disputes. He has acted as counsel to parties, arbitrator or secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitrations, in particular under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, CAS and UNCITRAL Rules. His work in technological and energy-related disputes has focused on the aerospace, oil and gas, electricity, nuclear and mining sectors. Laurent publishes and speaks regularly on topical issues in arbitration, energy and public/private international law. He is a recognised expert on the Energy Charter Treaty, having written and spoken extensively on the legislation which provides investors in the energy sector with important substantive protections against risks such as discriminatory treatment, direct or indirect expropriation, or the breach of individual investment contracts. Since 2001, Laurent has been a lecturer in international arbitration for a post-graduate course at the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne.