Barthélemy Cousin is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Paris. He specialises in international commercial disputes, particularly in the energy and transportation sectors. He also advises on banking and insurance matters.
Barthélemy has been involved in numerous major commercial disputes before criminal and civil courts and has also advised clients on investigations conducted by court-appointed experts in respect of industrial losses and construction matters.
Barthélemy has years of Africa litigation experience, particularly on OHADA (Organisation pour l'Harmonisation du Droit des Affaires en Afrique) matters dealing notably with enforcement measures, securities and commercial rules. He has been involved in several major disputes, before commercial, employment and civil courts of Africa, in particular before the Courts of Chad and the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA, based in Abidjan).
Barthélemy read law at the University of Nanterre where he was awarded a postgraduate degree in private law (DEA (diplôme d'études approfondies)) and at the University of Kent at Canterbury where he obtained a diploma in English law. He was admitted to the Paris Bar in April 1992. He is also a qualified translator (ISIT (Institut Supérieur d'Interprétation et de Traduction)). Barthélemy joined the Paris litigation and insurance team in 2000 and became a partner in 2005.