François has a wide-ranging practice in the field of public international law, human rights, economic sanctions, and commercial and investment arbitration. He also advises on media law and intellectual property rights.
François has substantial experience in international dispute resolution, including ad hoc, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitrations, and has advised on matters before the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. He also has significant experience of litigation in the EU courts, both in the General Court and the Court of Justice, as well as the English courts, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He has also acted in other dispute resolution fora, such as the Advertising Standards Authority and the EU and UK Intellectual Property Offices. Prior to joining Carter-Ruck, he worked for a leading international law firm.
François has worked for Just Fair, Liberty, the Free Representation Unit, the Waterloo Legal Advice Service and Lawyers Without Borders. He also has experience of international environmental policy and has previously interned with UNESCO. He has written articles for a number of legal publications.
François is a native French speaker and has a good understanding of Spanish.
François completed a Master’s in Mathematics and Philosophy at the University of Oxford (with First Class Honours), as well as the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in London (both with distinction). He also recently completed a Master’s in International Law, Development and Globalisation at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (with distinction and best overall performance in his year).