International Arbitration / Dispute Resolution

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Marie-Aude advises and represents French and foreign companies, international organizations and senior executives in strategic pre-litigation, litigation and arbitral proceedings. She also assists her clients in mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Marie-Aude acts as counsel, arbitrator and mediator.

Prior to joining CBR & Associés, Marie-Aude cofounded the independent boutique firm Fierville Ziadé dedicated to dispute resolution.

Marie-Aude started her career in the international arbitration department at the Paris office of White & Case LLP. She then joined the French firm Wilhelm & Associés where she practiced commercial and white-collar crime litigation. Marie-Aude subsequently joined the in-house legal teams of several major corporations (Arkema, Amazon, Areva). She was General Counsel – Head of Disputes of the Areva group (now Orano), one of the world’s leading company in nuclear energy.

Marie-Aude always seeks solutions to complex disputes that are relevant and efficient on a long-term basis. Through her experience as both external counsel and in-house lawyer, she acquired a deep understanding of a client’s ecosystem and developed cross-disciplinary skills that allow her to handle some of the most sensitive cases with a 360° approach that is both pragmatic and daring. Accustomed to handling matters covered in the media, Marie-Aude is also at ease with crisis communications.

Marie-Aude has a double degree in French Law / Common Law and a post-graduate degree in Private International Law and International Trade Law from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).

She lectures in International Arbitration at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in the post graduate law master of Professeur Sylvain Bollée; in international mediation at the University of Paris II (Panthéon- Assas) in the post graduate law masters of Professeur Lucie Mayer and Jean-Baptiste Racine; and the international protection of Human Rights during business activities for the students of Professeur Louis d’Avout also at the University of Paris II (Panthéon- Assas). Marie-Aude previously taught Private International Law, along with French civil law, in the post-graduate program a Professor Pierre Mayer and Professor Christophe Seraglini, as well as at the leading French business school ESSEC.

Marie-Aude is regularly invited to speak in key professional events related to Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration and is a member of a number of recognized related professional organizations.

Marie-Aude Ziadé has been individually distinguished in International Arbitration by Legal 500 EMEA (2022 edition), Décideurs and Le Point. She is also referenced in “Commercial Dispute Resolution” and “Mediation” by Best Lawyers. A client quoted says about her: ‘Marie-Aude Ziadé is efficient and one of the best within her generation’.

Marie-Aude speaks French and English.


Career history

  • FIERVILLE ZIADÉ – Co-founding Partner
  • ORANO (formerly AREVA) – General Counsel – Group Head of Disputes
  • AMAZON – Legal Manager – Contracts and Dispute Resolution
  • ARKEMA –Legal manager – Dispute Resolution
  • WILHELM & ASSOCIÉS – Associate – Litigation
  • WHITE & CASE LLP – Associate – International Arbitration



  • Paris Bar, Lauréate
  • University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne) – Post graduate degree – Private International Law and International Trade Law – Honors
  • University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne) – Master of law – International Business Law – Honors
  • University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne) – License of law – International Law – Honors
  • University of Paris X (Nanterre) – License of law – French Law/Common Law – Honors



  • French
  • English