Pool of Arbitrators

Anne-Sophie Firion

Founder, Firion's Art Law Firm

Anne-Sophie is a qualified French (Paris) and Spanish (Madrid) attorney, litigator and arbitrator. Anne-Sophie focuses on art law, international commercial law, disruptive technologies, litigation and arbitration and has extensive experience in artworks’ authentication litigation and private sales. She worked for two leading global firms (British and Spanish) and regularly works together with a number of prestigious Spanish, French and Swiss law firms catering for the needs of each case on which she is instructed. Particularly, Anne-Sophie steadily collaborates with a top-tier International Law Firm located in Madrid since 2009 and with the Court of Justice of the European Union since 2013. Besides, she is the Spanish member of FIL (French-speaking International Lawyers global network).

Anne-Sophie’s practice has included international and domestic arbitration since 2008. She has been particularly involved in an international arbitration case worth 2.4 billion USD. She is a member of the “European Arbitration Association”, the ITA Latin American Arbitration Forum (ITAFOR) and a former member of the “Corte Hispano Marroquí de Arbitraje” and the “Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid”. She was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA (Court of Arbitration for Art) in January 2020.

Anne-Sophie’s educational background includes a PhD in International Law with top honours (mention très honorable avec les felicitations du jury), a Master in International Economic Law, a Bachelor of International Business Law, and several postgraduate degrees in Paris and Madrid. Anne-Sophie’s spent several years as a professor and researcher in Paris and New York as a PhD research fellow and obtained a certification of three years training as a university professor from la Sorbonne. Anne-Sophie is a native French speaker and fluent in Spanish and English.

She is the author of several publications. Forthcoming publications include an article on her experience in relation to the authenticity of a painting by one of the most important artists of the twentieth century with Carbon 14 and Raman spectroscopy, and a book on artworks’ authentication litigation.

Jurisdiction: France and Spain