Lucas De Ferrari

Partner, Paris



Lucas De Ferrari is a partner in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. Lucas specializes in commercial and investment arbitration, with a focus on disputes in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.

Lucas is involved in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and is a lecturer at the University of Montpellier.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lucas worked in the arbitration departments of several international law firms in Paris and was an intern at the Secretariat of the Court of Arbitration of the ICC.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
International Program
University of Florida
Master 2
Droit du Commerce International
Université Montpellier I
Master 1
Droit des Affaires Internationales
Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
Summer Institute of International Law
Cornell Law School


A consortium of international construction companies in arbitration proceedings concerning a major infrastructure project in Africa, involving numerous claims for direct and indirect costs.

An American petroleum and natural gas production company, in a dispute concerning delay-related claims arising out of the construction of a hydrocarbons processing facility in North Africa.

An international telecommunications company in arbitration proceedings regarding a shareholders’ dispute arising out of a joint-venture project in Southern Africa.

A European contractor in an arbitration concerning the construction of an oil refinery in Europe.

A consortium of international contractors in an arbitration concerning the construction of a hydroelectric plant in South America.

An Asian contractor in an arbitration concerning defective works in the construction of a coal-fired power plant in South-East Asia.

A Turkish main contractor in a dispute concerning delay and disruption claims in the context of the construction of a power plant in Western Asia.

A Canadian mining company in annulment proceedings before French courts, in relation to an ICSID arbitration under the Canada – Venezuela BIT.

An East European State in the context of ICC proceedings against an international chemical corporation, and in subsequent annulment proceedings before French courts.

A West European engineering company in a dispute arising from an EPC contract concerning a power plant in North Africa.


French courts should do a full review of arbitral tribunals' decisions regarding jurisdiction, PLC Arbitration, March 2014

The battle of the seats: Paris, London or New York, PLC Arbitration, December 2011, (with Ch. Seraglini, D. Nyer, P. Brumpton and John Templeman)