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Louise Bouvery


Louise Bouvery is an associate in the International Arbitration practice.
She has experience in international commercial arbitration, with a focus on construction and energy-related projects. She also assists clients in post-arbitration enforcement and annulment proceedings.


Representative matters

An international joint venture and two of its shareholders in an ICC arbitration in Paris brought by a Middle Eastern contractor. The dispute concerns the construction of living quarters for a gas processing facility in Africa, including claims of force majeure in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law of the country of the project applies.

A heavy equipment supplier and contractor in relation to a highly complex construction arbitration, related local litigation and a number of delay, disruption, defects and other disputes arising out of two fossil fuel construction megaprojects in Africa with claims and counterclaims of over $2 billion. The law of the country of the projects applies.

A floating power plant company in a dispute with its insurers in relation to the Contract Frustration Indemnity Insurance purchased by our client. The contract provides for LCIA arbitration in London. English law applies.

An agency of an Eastern European State as applicant in proceedings to request the setting aside of several arbitral awards rendered in a construction dispute.





University of Exeter, PhD


University of Exeter, LL.M. in Maritime Law


Université de Paris-XI, Master 2 in Domestic and International Contract Law


Université 1 Capitole, Master 1 in Private law and Criminal Sciences


French, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.