Professional Details

Pierre de Ravel d'Esclapon

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33 Riverside Dr
New York, NY 10023
917 293 0593


Description of Practice

Mr. de Ravel is an international arbitrator and mediator with over 45 years of experience in cross-border business transactions (M&A, Joint ventures, licensing, distribution, off-take agreements, direct investment) in a wide range of industries: : finance and investments (banking, insurance, structured financing, derivatives, project finance ), energy ( power generation, electricity transmission and distribution, power marketing) electronics, chemicals, computer leasing, ship financing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, metals ( steel , carbon and specialty, non-ferrous alloys), fashion ( licensing and IP litigation) and wholesale distribution. He has been appointed as counsel and arbitrator in AAA, ICC, FINRA and ad hoc arbitrations. As arbitrator he served in several cross-border disputes relating to computer software, manufacturer/distributor disputes, construction, pharmaceuticals (licensing and valuation of technology) and sports. He has published numerous articles in English and in French on a broad range of legal topics. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Montreal Law School and of Corporate Governance at HEC-MBA in France.

Professional Background

Pierre F. de Ravel d'Esclapon has practiced corporate, securities and finance law in New York since 1970. In recent years, Mr. de Ravel has been teaching corporate governance and securities regulations and been active in arbitration and mediation. Mr. de Ravel was a senior partner of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae and Of Counsel to Dewey & LeBoeuf.


Mr. de Ravel has successfully managed major cross-border legal assignments requiring the selection and management of large teams of lawyers and other professionals in several jurisdictions. These assignments ranged from project financings to M&A to major litigations, such as international trade cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, appeals from these decisions. before the Court of International Trade and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. He has been appointed as counsel and arbitrator in AAA, ICC, FINRA and ad hoc arbitrations. With Canadian co-counsel, he led the successful defense of Hydro-Québec in the $4.5 billion AAA arbitration commenced by the Vermont Joint Owners following the 1998 ice storm in Quebec. He has argued cases before the New York Supreme Court, the New York Appellate Division, the Surrogate’s Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


  • Harvard Law School, 1970, LL.M.
  • Université de Montréal, 1969, Licence en droit
  • Université de Besançon, 1965, C.E.L.G. Lettres Modernes
  • Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) 1965-1966
  • Université de Besançon, 1962, B. Math.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
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In mediation, I am a facilitative /evaluative mediator


upon request

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Maritime
  • Partnership
  • Professional Fees
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Technology

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Counselor
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Representational Lawyer

References available upon request.


      CLE Training  July 2019-1.pdf CLE Training July 2019-1.pdf
      PdR English CV June 2019.pdf PdR English CV June 2019.pdf
      Speeches and Publications of Pierre F May 2019 v1 long.pdf Speeches and Publications of Pierre F May 2019 v1 long.pdf