Nathalie Potin

Associate Professor

6. Legal, Political and Social Sciences

npotin@univ-catholyon.fr

Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon

Function

  • Member of the Legal, Political and Social Sciences Research Team, CONFLUENCE : Sciences and Humanities Research Unit - EA 1598 Lyon Catholic University
  • Academic Director (LL.M./Master 1 in International Business Law) Faculté de droit Lyon Catholic University
  • Academic Director (LL.M. /Master 2 in International Trade & Investment Law) Faculty of Law Lyon Catholic University

Further information

  • Field (CNU): 01. Private law and criminal sciences

Research areas

Dispute Resolution Digitalisation of international arbitration Investor-State Dispute Resolution Reform International Arbitration International Commercial Dispute Resolution

Teaching areas

Arbitration Law Reform of ISDS International Business Law Resolution of International Investment Dispute International Commercial Arbitration International Arbitration

Presentation

 
 
  • Works
    • Monographs
      • DIMATTEO, Larry A., INFANTINO, Marta, POTIN, Nathalie (2020). The Cambridge Handbook of Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 458 p. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Chapters
    • Book chapters
      • OGUNSEITAN, Babatunde, POTIN, Nathalie (2020). «Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards in Nigeria». In : Larry A. DiMatteo, Marta Infantino, Nathalie Potin (dir.), The Cambridge Handbook of Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 275-291. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • DIMATTEO, Larry A., INFANTINO, Marta, POTIN, Nathalie (2020). «Introduction: Intersection of Courts and Arbitration». In : Larry A. DiMatteo, Marta Infantino, Nathalie Potin (dir.), The Cambridge Handbook of Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Law Handbooks, 3-11. URL/DOI :  [+]
      • POTIN, Nathalie, DIMATTEO, Larry A., INFANTINO, Marta (2020). «Divergence, Themes and Trends in National Arbitration Laws». In : Larry A. DiMatteo, Marta Infantino, Nathalie Potin (dir.), The Cambridge Handbook of Judicial Control of Arbitral Awards. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 417-442. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • POTIN, Nathalie (2022). «Lines of Attack and Defences for Foreign Investors and States in Future Investment Disputes post pandemic». International Trade Law and Regulation, 28, 2, 90-109.
      • POTIN, Nathalie, WADY, Florence (2020). «Investment And Human Rights: From Nowhere To A Stronger Commitment Towards Human Dignity?». Spécial - La dignité de la personne humaine face aux défis du siècle approche comparée, Revue juridique de l'USEK, Spécial, 159-192.
      • OWOEYE, Olasupo, POTIN, Nathalie, OKUNBOR, Orobosa (2019). «Safeguarding Africa’s Development Goals in the Global Governance of Trade». Australasian Review of African Studies , 40, 2, 8-26. URL/DOI :  [+]
    • Articles in non-peer reviewed journals
      • POTIN, Nathalie, BRITO DE URQUIZA, Camila (2021). «The Brazilian Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreement: Are Foreign Investors Protected?». Kluwer Arbitration Blog. URL/DOI :  [+]
  • Communications (conferences, seminars, study days)
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2022). «International Commercial Arbitration». International Legal week (study days), University of Navarra & Clifford Chance, June 2022, Londres, Great Britain.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2022). «The case for Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence in International Arbitration». Colloque Cyprus Retreat on Corporate Finance and Law for Educators and Professionals 2022, Partenariat entre University of Bologna, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, et SOAS University of London, April 2022, Protaras, Cyprus.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2021). «International Arbitration and Fundamental Rights -Virtual Hearings & Fair Trial». International Seminar: Dispute resolution and fundamental rights, Universidad Pablo De Olavide, September 2021, Seville, Spain.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2020). «FDI & International Trade in Covid Time». International Conference: Law and Global Security, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani University, December 2020, Tbilisi, Georgia.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2020). «The Multilateral Investment Court in the context of the ISDS reform». Workshop: Resolution of international disputes current trends and challenges, UCLy & Radboud University, January 2020, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2019). Présidence de séance: La digitalisation au service du droit des affaires. Colloque: L'irruption des nouvelles technologies de digitalisation en droit des affaires: un phénomène juridique, UCLy, Université de Lorraine et Université Lumière Lyon 2, November 2019, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2019). «La digitalisation de l’arbitrage dans un contexte international». Colloque : Le droit des affaires à l’épreuve de la digitalisation, Université de Lorraine, UCLy, Université Lyon 2, November 2019, Nancy, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2019). Panel Chair: Enforcing Commercial Arbitration (Panel 2). International Symposium: Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy, UCLy, University of Florida and University of Trieste, April 2019, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie, OGUNSEITAN, Babatunde (2019). «Exploring the Parameters of Conflicts of Interests». Symposium : Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy, UCLy, April 2019, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie, OGUNSEITAN, Babatunde (2019). «Judicial Control Over Arbitral Awards in Nigeria». Symposium : Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy, UCLy, April 2019, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2018). «The African Continental Free Trade Agreement». Africa and International Economic Law Roundtable on Foreign Direct Investment, the Right to Regulate and Sustainable Development in Africa, RMIT University, July 2018, Melbourne, Australia.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2017). Panel Chair: International Investment Arbitration. International Symposium: International Arbitration in the context of Global Trade and Investments, UCLy, November 2017, Lyon, France.
    • POTIN, Nathalie (2017). «Is Investment Arbitration Dead?». Symposium - International Arbitration in the context of Global Trade and Investments, UCLy, November 2017, Lyon, France.
  • Popularization & dissemination of research
    • (2019) «The Digitalisation Of Business Law: A 2-day symposium on 8th and 22nd November 2019 in Lyon and Nancy». November 2019, ArbitralWomen Newsletter, 8. URL :
    • (2019) «Report on Symposium on Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy, 26-27 April 2019 in Lyon, France». July 2019, ArbitralWomen Newsletter, 9-10. URL :
  • Coordination of scientific events
    • Arbitral Proceedings & Evidence in International ArbitrationArbitral Proceedings & Evidence in International Arbitration, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2023
    • Online Dispute Resolution, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2023
    • EPP Arbitration under the ICC Rules, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2023
    • Center for International Environmental Law, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2022
    • WIPO Seminar, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2022
    • Digitalisation of dispute resolution and eBRAM, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2022
    • Online Dispute Resolution and ODR Africa Network, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2022
    • Practical perspective from an independent arbitrator, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2022
    • Arbitration & Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2021
    • ICC Expert Determination & ICC Process with respect to Dispute Boards, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2021
    • Treaty disputes involving states and states entities, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2021
    • Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy Judicial Control over Arbitral Awards: Scope, Vacation and Public Policy, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2019
    • International Arbitration in the context of Global Trade and Investments International Arbitration in the context of Global Trade and Investments, Lyon Catholic University, France, 2017
  • Editorial activities
    • Member of editorial boards
      • Since 2020, Review, Orbeliani Law Review, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University, Georgia
  • Expertises, evaluations & consulting
    • Since 2022, EU Roaster of Arbitrators and TSD Experts in Bilateral Disputes under the EU’s Trade Agreements with Third Countries, European Commission, Belgium
    • Since 2022, eBRAM Panels of Arbitrators, Mediators and APEC Neutrals, eBRAM, China (PRC)
    • 2021, Evaluation of LL.B. Programme for College of Law, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
    • Since 2021, CIArb BAS Panel Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Great Britain
    • 2021, Evaluation of PhD Program for Faculty of Law, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani Teaching University, Georgia
    • Since 2020, Advisory Board Member, ODR Africa, Nigeria
    • 2019 - 2020, Expert for the Commission for Academic Accreditation for the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates
    • Since 2010, Consultant - Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Academic background
    • 2011 Master 2 Business Law & Tax, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, France
    • 2003 Legal Practice Course (English Law), Nottingham Law School, Great Britain
    • 1997 PhD, Law (International Commercial Arbitration), 'A comparative study of the context of arbitration and the powers and duties of arbitrators in the light of the English, French, Scottish laws and the ICC Rules', University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
    • 1994 LL.M. in International Law, University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
  • Other certifications & qualifications
    • 2019 Diploma in International Arbitration towards the Fellowship, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Great Britain
    • 2012 French Bar, EFB, France
    • 2006 Solicitor of England and Wales, Law Society of England & Wales, Great Britain
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • Since 2021 Lecturer, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
    • 2019 Guest Lecturer, St. John's University School of Law, United States of America
    • Since 2018 Academic Director (LL.M./Master 1 in International Business Law) Faculté de droit, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2015 Visiting Professor, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
    • Since 2015 Academic Director (LL.M. /Master 2 in International Trade & Investment Law) Faculty of Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2008 - 2009 Solicitor of England & Wales, DAC Beachcroft LLP, Great Britain
    • 2006 - 2007 Solicitor of England & Wales, Baker Botts LLP, Great Britain
    • 2004 - 2006 Solicitor of England & Wales, Clyde & Co LLP, Great Britain
    • 1998 - 2004 Deputy Counsel, International Chamber of Commerce - Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration, Paris, International Commercial Chamber (ICC), France
  • Teachings
    • 2021 - 2023 Reform of ISDS, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2020 - 2023 International Arbitration, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
    • 2020 - 2022 International Business Law, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France
    • 2020 - 2022 International Commercial Arbitration, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
    • 2015 - 2023 Arbitration Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2015 - 2023 Resolution of International Investment Disputes, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2015 - 2022 Business Ethics & Law, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia
    • 2015 - 2020 International Investment Agreements, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2015 - 2019 Methodology & Common Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2015 - 2018 Legal Skills, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2013 - 2018 International Business Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2013 - 2018 Introduction to Common Law, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Languages
    • English - Able to teach
    • Spanish