Emmanuel Kaspereit



Practice areas

  • Enforcement of foreign judgements & awards
  • International litigation
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Evidentiary proceedings
  • Interim measures
  • OHADA law

Emmanuel Kaspereit advises clients on international litigation, including cross-border proceedings, enforcement, interim measures and international asset tracing.

He has considerable experience in enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, especially against sovereign states and in fraud matters. He advises French and international clients on defining and carrying out strategies for recovery of assets.

Emmanuel graduated in Business Law from University Paris-II Panthéon Assas and holds a Master in European Business Law from the same university. He holds an LLM from the University of Edinburgh. He lectured at the Sorbonne (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).

Emmanuel practices in French, English and Spanish.

Recent projects

Advising a trading company in assets recovery in Europe and offshore jurisdictions

Advising a Middle East company in enforcing an OHADA award and defending it against a challenge

Enforcing an arbitral award against the French assets of an Asian state

Advising a European company in enforcing a Worldwide Freezing Order in France

Advising an African company in recovering its debt against an African state

Representing an African company before the OHADA court in a fraud case

Defending a French-British investor against fraudulent claims by an African state

Representing a luxury Middle East company in enforcing an award in France

Conferences & publications

Asset Recovery International (Knect 365, Dublin, March 2019)

Is Sports Arbitration in Turmoil Following the Seraing and Mutu & Peichtein rulings? (AIJA conference Is the Arbitrator a Good Referee?, Paris, Dec. 2018)

Commercial liability deriving from private corruption (AIJA, Recife, March 2018)

Recovery of Arbitral Awards (ICC Mena Conference, Dubai, Apr. 2017)

Exécution des sentences contre les parties africaines (Institut Afrique Monde, Paris, Sept. 2016)

Immunités contre l’exécution (UIA, Dakar, Apr. 2015)

France : The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review (The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review, 9th ed., August 2021)

Professional affiliations

  • International Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) – Vice President of the Election Committee
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