Maëlle Thirard-Guerrier



Practice areas

  • International litigation
  • Enforcement of foreign awards and judgments
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • Provisional and enforcement measures
  • International business law
  • Intellectual property law

Maëlle Thirard-Guerrier practices in international business law and litigation.

Admitted to the Paris Bar, Maëlle’s practice focuses on international business litigation: cross-border proceedings, asset recovery and international recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, particularly in fraud matters. She also advises clients on international business law, international contract law and intellectual property law.

Prior to joining Archipel as an associate in 2021, Maëlle trained within the international arbitration and commercial disputes teams of several international law firms in Paris and Luxembourg.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Arbitration & International Business Law from Versailles University (Paris-Saclay). She also studied at Oxford Brookes University (UK) and Paris Ouest Nanterre University.

Maëlle works in French and English.

Recent projects

Counsel to a multinational company opposing the recognition and enforcement in France of a judgment handed down in Latin America

Counsel to a European company in the enforcement in France and worldwide of two ICC arbitral awards against an African state

Counsel to a European company in the enforcement in France of multiple foreign judgments against an individual

Counsel to a French company in relation to international sanctions

Counsel to a Central Asian company for the restitution of funds escrowed under a contract following its termination

Counsel to a South Asian company victim of bank fraud

Counsel to a company operating a vineyard in the context of a trademark law dispute

Counsel to a company operating a vineyard in matters of industrial property

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