Mr. Portwood is a partner at Bredin Prat, and a French qualified English barrister. He specializes in international arbitration and international litigation. His practice also includes cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and private equity transactions.
Born in the United Kingdom, Mr. Portwood graduated from Cambridge University. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1988 and to the Paris Bar in 1998. He was the co-editor of European Human Rights Reports (1991-1994) as well as the author of "Mergers in European Community Law” (Athlone Press, 1995), and of "Competition Law and the Environment” (Cameron May, 1995). He is the co-author (with Louis Christophe Delanoy) of "La Responsabilité de l'Etat pour Déni de Justice dans l'Arbitrage d'Investissement” Rev. Arb. 2005, p. 603. Mr. Portwood is a native English speaker and is fluent in French, Italian and German.