Jacques Bouyssou

Jacques Bouyssou represents French and international clients before State courts and arbitral tribunals in connection with commercial disputes, as well as white-collar crime. He is recognized for his extensive qualifications in complex international litigation.

Member of the Paris Bar since 1994, Jacques began his career at Gide Loyrette Nouel in a multi-disciplinary team before going on to practice law in Madrid at the firm Gomez-Acebo y Pombo. He then joined the firm August & Debouzy when the firm was first founded. In 1999, he became one of the twelve Secrétaires de la Conférence, an appointment based on a prestigious rhetoric and moot court competition that has been an institution in France for over two centuries.

In 2003, he was amongst the founding partners of Alerion where he heads the litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime practice as well as the Spanish desk. As a member of the Paris Bar Council from 2015 to 2017, he was in charge of the Paris Bar international committee and formed the NGO Observatoire International des Avocats en Danger, as well as the association, Paris Place de Droit, which brings together different key players who contribute to the international development of the Paris legal market. As the founder and General Secretary of Paris Place de Droit, Jacques organizes a number of conferences at the Paris Court of Appeals, the Paris Commercial Court, as well as the ICC and the Senate.

Jacques was auditor at the Senate Institute (Institut du Sénat) and the 54th graduating class of Institute of higher studies in National Defense (IHEDN). Jacques is Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association and Delegate of the Paris Bar to the Council of European Bars (CCBE). He was Vice-Chair of the Transnational Practice Committee of the American Bar Association. In 2021, Jacques was appointed as a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) working group on Dispute Settlement.

He regularly speaks at conferences around the world, particularly on topics related to international disputes. In 1999, he presented the Paris Bar to the President of the United States. In 2015 he was called as an international reference by the Mexican Senate.


  • L’émergence de standards procéduraux internationaux, La Nuit du Droit, tribunal de commerce de Paris, November 20th, 2019
  • Commercial Disputes after Brexit, Dublin & Paris Bar Conference, November 9th, 2019
  • The mushrooming of International Commercial Courts throughout Europe, IBA Milan October 25th, 2019
  • The rise of commercial Courts around the Globe, London July 11th, 2019
  • Commercial Dispute in the EU, Dublin April 5th, 2019
  • L’attractivité de la Place de Droit de Paris, tribunal de commerce de Paris, January 17th, 2019
  • Contentieux international: Comment mieux choisir la juridiction compétente ? Campus AFJE, November 30th, 2018
  • Nuit du Droit au tribunal de commerce de Paris October 4th, 2018
  • The International Commercial Court of Paris, New York City Bar Association, May 22nd, 2018
  • Paris, Juridiction commerciale internationale, Cour d’appel de Paris, December 5th, 2018
  • Abogados en peligro, Lima 17-19 mayo 2017
  • Soixantième anniversaire du Traité à Rome (Palais du Sénat, March 29th, 2017)
  • Journée de l’Avocat en Danger (Paris, Maison du Barreau, January 24th, 2017)
  • Asset Tracing and Debt Recovery (London, November 23rd, 2016)
  • The Hague Convention and Third Countries: Issues and Perspectives in Europe and America (IBA Milan, November 18th, 2016)
  • Presentación del Observatorio Internacional de los Abogados en peligro (Buenos Aires, 10 noviembre 2016)
  • L’article 145 – Campus Barreau de Paris (July 6th, 2016)
  • Les Sept Atouts de la Place de Droit de Paris (CCI Paris, June 9th, 2016)
  • Defensa de la Defensa (Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México, 27 mayo 2016)
  • Economía Colaborativa y Actividades Jurídicas (ACE, Bilbao, 6 mayo 2016)
  • Terrorismo y Libertad (Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, 21 abril 2016)
  • Regards croisés sur la relation franco-russe (Ambassade de France à Moscou, November 26th, 2015)
  • Meeting the Challenges of Corporate Litigation in a Global Economy (IBA Paris, April15-17th, 2015)
  • La Sécurisation des investissements privés pour le droit en Afrique subsaharienne (Ouagadougou, 25 ans du Barreau de Burkina Faso, March 20th, 2015)
  • Régimen de la abogacía y obligaciones deontológicas – Audition pour la Commission des questions constitutionnelles (Sénat du Mexique, 10 septiembre 2015)
  • Discovery Around the World – Solution under French law (IBA Montréal, May 15th, 2014)
  • French
  • English
  • Spain