• Marie Danis


    Marie Danis joined August Debouzy in 2009 as a partner after beginning her career at FreshfieldsBruckhaus Deringer. She advises French and international clients on international arbitration and business litigation matters, and has extensive experience in post-acquisition disputes. She has also developed a noteworthy expertise in annulment proceedings against awards before French state courts. She also has significant sectoral experience having advised numerous clients in the aeronautical and defence, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Marie Danis is an active board member of Paris: Home of Arbitration, an association promoting Paris as an international arbitration forum. She played a key role in initiating the Paris Arbitration Week event ( in 2017 and is still a member of the organisation committee for the 2019 event. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the French Arbitration Association. She teaches arbitration and legal strategy at the universities of Paris X, Dauphine and Paris Saclay, and at the Paris Bar School.

    Marie Danis is ranked in the litigation and arbitration sections of Chambers & Partners Global and Chambers & Partners Europe. She is regarded as an "excellent professional" in the field of arbitration. Marie Danis is also ranked in The Legal 500 in the international arbitration and the litigation sections where she is praised as an "extremely bright" lawyer who "understands foreign clients' expectations" and is "very proactive and efficient". The guide also credits her with "a good level of knowledge, experience and analysis enabling her to anticipate certain critical issues and to take the right decision".


    Contact Marie Danis

    +33 1 45 61 81 21
  • Skills

    Practice Areas

    • Litigation - Arbitration - White Collar Crime


    • Defense & Aviation
    • Digital
    • Class Actions


    • University of Paris II, Post-graduate degree (DESS) in human rights and humanitarian law, 1996
    • University of Paris II, Post-graduate degree (DEA) in international private law and international commercial law, 1995

    Admitted to the bar

    • Paris, 1997


    French I English I Spanish

  • Distinctions

    • Dispute resolution, litigation - Band 4 (A titre individuel)

    Marie Danis is noted for her experience on both domestic and cross-border matters. She advises clients on complex and sensitive disputes linked to the banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals and IT sectors, including post-acquisition litigation and shareholder disputes.”


    Arbitrage international, Contentieux, Restructuring


    • Tier 5/5 : Prévention des difficultés et renégociation de dettes
    • Tier 2/5 : Procédures collectives
    • Tier 1/5 : Contentieux boursiers et financiers
      Tier 4/5 : Contentieux acquisition
    • Tier 3/5 : Droit pénal des affaires et sanctions
    • Tier 2/5 : Arbitrage international

    • Sinistres et risques industriels : Forte notoriété
    • Contentieux financier et haut bilan : Excellent
    • Arbitrage International : Forte notoriété
    • Contentieux commercial : Excellent
    • Droit Pénal des affaires: Excellent

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