Max’s practice focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution, including the representation of states and investors before international fora, such as the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), as well as the representation of sovereigns in maritime boundary disputes under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Current active matters include: representation of a Canadian investor in a tax dispute brought against Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); representation of the Republic of Congo in two separate mining disputes under the ICSID Rules; representation of two Israeli fishing operators against a Southern African State; representation of a Southeast Asian State in an ICC infrastructure dispute; and representation of Chinese investors against the Kingdom of Cambodia in a telecommunication case administered by ICSID.
Max also assists French-speaking clients of the firm in a wide range of matters relating to business transactions in the US and represents American clients in their overseas activities in francophone nations, as well as before French courts.
Prior to joining ArentFox Schiff, Max was a member of the Georgetown Law Externship Program and worked in the international arbitration departments of several prominent law firms in Paris.
Max is a Reserve Officer (Lieutenant) in the French Armed Forces. He is currently serving at the Office of the Defense Attaché of the French Embassy in Washington, DC as a legal advisor for the Directorate General for Armament (Direction Générale de l’Armement), the French defense procurement agency responsible for the program management, development and purchase of weapon systems for the French military.
Publications, Presentations & Recognitions
- Panelist, “International Arbitration in the US”, Georgetown University Law Center, October 28, 2021.
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia, Special Legal Consultant Bar
- Paris Bar
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2018HEC Paris Business School, Master's Degree, 2017Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France), JD, cum laude, 2016