Christopher Chinn is an independent arbitration practitioner based in Paris, and has worked in the international dispute resolution field in Paris and New York since 1999, including with Baker & McKenzie and Mayer Brown.
He is qualified as an attorney in New York, as a solicitor in England and Wales, and as an avocat in Paris. Mr. Chinn's working languages are English and French. He also speaks conversational Polish.
Mr. Chinn has acted as counsel in international commercial and construction arbitrations seated in Paris, Geneva, London, Singapore, Cairo, and Washington, D.C., and as sole arbitrator in international disputes. He also has experience in ICSID, NAFTA and bilateral investment treaty disputes, and has represented foreign clients in contract, antitrust, and False Claims Act suits before US state and federal courts.
Mr. Chinn obtained his B.A. in history from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, and has studied at the University of Jean Moulin Lyon III. He participated in the research and drafting of the textbook International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, Third Edition (2000). He also studied and wrote a prize winning essay at the 2011 inaugural session of the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris.
Mr. Chinn has participated as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna and has been involved in the leadership and teaching activities of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of which he is a fellow (FCIArb).