François practises international law, including international arbitration and international human rights. He also advises on media law and intellectual property rights.
François has substantial experience in international dispute resolution, including ad hoc, ICC and UNCITRAL international arbitrations. He also has experience of litigation in the English courts, including the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as other dispute resolution fora, including the Advertising Standards Authority and the UK and EU Intellectual Property Offices. Prior to joining Carter-Ruck, he worked for a leading international law firm.
François is a trustee of Just Fair, an international human rights charity in the UK, and has worked for 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).