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Olivier MONANGE Partner since 2005 

Born on: 05/07/1961

Email: Olivier MONANGE


  • Paris

Languages: French, English, Chinese

Specificity: International arbitration. He is registered on the arbitrators panels of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Shanghai International Arbitration Commission (SHIAC), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC, Reserve List), and a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb, London) and Fellow Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb).

Attorney at the Paris Bar since 1989, graduated from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1985) after a Master in Public Law (1983), Olivier MONANGE is an expert in foreign direct investments, international contracts and arbitration.

Olivier Monange is in charge of Asia and international arbitration, based in Singapore. He has been working since 1986 with Asia, especially China where he was used to live during eight years (1986-88 and 1994-2000). He opened the first French law firm in Beijing in 1986 and was involved in the negotiation of first joint ventures contracts under Chinese law. From 1994 to 2000 he was responsible for China with DS Avocats in Beijing and advised a lot of European companies in their setting up strategy and their operations in China and was involved in several arbitration cases. He was Vice Chairman of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China from 1996 to 2000. Since 2001 he has been responsible for the international department of DS and contributed to the development of DS Avocats in Asia (opening of the DS office in Singapore in 2004 and of the Indian desk in 2005) and of the Asian clientele (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, South Esat Asian) in France and Europe. Thus, since years, Olivier Monange has accompanied a lot of French companies in their setting up in Asia as well as Asian (especially Chinese) companies in France. He was also French Trade Advisor appointed by the French Prime Minister between 2001 and 2013. He has progressively become an expert in international litigation and arbitration especially between Asian and European parties in the foreign direct investments and international contracts fields. Admitted on several arbitrators panels of major arbitral institutions in Europe and Asia, he regularly acts as a counsel and more and more as an arbitrator in cases between Europe and Asia.

Olivier Monange gives regular lectures in seminars and in university and publishes articles in legal reviews.