Natasha Peter

Natasha Peter

Firm or Organisation
Gide Loyrette Nouel

Present Position

Type of Practitioner

british, french, south african

Country of Residence

Practice Areas
Agency, Distribution, Franchising, Arbitration, Commercial Law, Construction, Engineering, DRB (Dispute resolution board), DAB (Dispute adjudication board), Energy, Natural Resources, Information, CommunicationTechnologies, Infrastructure, Joint Ventures, Consortia, Cooperation, Mediation, ODR (Online dispute resolution), Oil, Gas, Mining, Transport

Natasha Peter is counsel in the arbitration department of Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris. She represents French and international clients in a wide variety of disputes including joint venture and post M&A arbitration, complex contractual disputes, multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings, and high-value arbitrations in the fields of finance, telecommunications, intellectual property, oil & gas, energy and construction law. Natasha has significant experience of all stages of the arbitral process, from providing strategic and pre-contentious advice, to making applications for urgent or interim relief, the conduct of arbitral proceedings under a variety of rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ad hoc and others), the collection of evidence, drafting of factually and legally complex written submissions, witness handling and the conduct of hearings, and to proceedings for the challenge or enforcement of awards in a variety of jurisdictions. She also assists clients to resolve their disputes amicably by means of negotiation and mediation. Natasha is a visiting lecturer on litigation and arbitration at the University of Cergy-Pontoise and an International Tenant at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square Chambers in London.

Bar Admission
England & Wales (2001); Paris (2010)

MSc Finance (Economic Policy), University of London; Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Distinction, College of Law, London; BA (Hons), English, First Class, Trinity College, Cambridge

"Escalation Clauses – Where Do They Leave the Counterclaimant?", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 July 2017; "Panorama of English Case Law", Cahiers d’Arbitrage, yearly, 2014 - present; "Enforcing Adjudication Decisions" with R. Reece, International Business Law Journal, issue 5/2013; "Extending Arbitration Clauses after the Decisions of the English Supreme Court in VTB and Prest" with B. Ainsley Gill, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 3 September 2013; "Arbitrating Commodities Disputes", Global Arbitration Review, 22 January 2013; "Is There a Different Yardstick for Arbitrator Bias in Investment Treaty Arbitrations?" with C. Lemarié, Transnational Dispute Management, vol. 5, issue 4, July 2008; "Confronting the Matrix: Do the IBA Rules Require Amendment to Deal with the Challenges Posed by Electronically Stored Information? " with N. Tse, Arbitration, vol. 74, no. 1, 28 - 37, February 2008.

Visiting lecturer, University of Cergy Pontoise LLM/ Masters in French & European Law, modules in "Litigation and Arbitration", and "International Commercial Law" (taught in English), 2013 – present; Sciences Po, LLM in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement, module in "Pre and Post arbitral litigation" (taught in English), 2017 - present; ESCP Europe Business School, Arbitrage International (taught in French), 2013 – 2015; Arbitrator for William C. Vis Pre-Moot and Moot, yearly, 2010 - present; "Cross-border enforcement of arbitration awards", European Network Disputes Academy, 16 October 2018; "Jurisdiction over Human Rights Claims in Commercial Arbitration", ICC YAF, 15 March 2018; "Good Faith in Commercial Contracts: An update on English law", European Network Disputes Academy, 6 October 2017; “Risk Sharing and Incentivisation Clauses", Riga Vis Pre-Moot, 9 March 2017; "La Rédaction de la Clause d'Arbitrage", Gide Loyrette Nouel, 8 March 2011; "Exécution des sentences contre les Etats et leurs Emanations", EFB, 22 October 2010; "Dispute Resolution in International Contracts", Ecole des Ponts, 3 December 2009.

Other Information
Fellow of the Chartered Institute Arbitrators (FCIArb)

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Professional Address

15 rue de Laborde



+33 (0)1 40 75 94 55

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  • English: Native Fluency
  • French: Proficient