Simon Batifort

Associé, Brussels Managing Partner

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Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides, Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration, 2021

Law360 Rising Star in International Arbitration, 2020: Interview available here.

2019 Smit-Lowenfeld Prize for Best Article in International Arbitration


Legal 500: USA 2023

Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration - Next Generation Partners

Who’s Who Legal - Arbitration: Global Leaders 2023, Global Elite Thought Leaders Under 45

Legal 500 USA 2022, International Arbitration - Next Generation Partner

"Well established in the field in his own right. He is always available, very accommodating and very hardworking."

Legal 500 Latin America 2022, Recommended Lawyer in International Arbitration

"He has an encyclopedic knowledge of international arbitration cases and great advocacy skills."

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2022, Most Highly Regarded

The “extremely intelligent” Simon Batifort is celebrated as “a household name” and “an authority on investment treaty arbitration.”

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2021, Most Highly Regarded

"The 'incredibly tenacious and intellectually superior' Simon Batifort with Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle is highlighted for his 'first-rate strategy and legal expertise' as well as his 'exceptional diplomatic skills and cultural understanding' in high-stakes international investor-state disputes."

Legal 500 USA 2020-2021, Recommended as a Key Lawyer in International Arbitration

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2020

"Simon Batifort is a 'formidable practitioner when it comes to investment treaty arbitration,' comment peers. He possesses 'very strong skills' and is 'able to figure out the core of the issues at once.'"

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2019, Most Highly Regarded

"Simon Batifort...will definitely go far." Sources "praise his 'excellent combination of seeing the big picture as well as having a keen eye for the details' of a case."

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2018, Most Highly Regarded

"[H]e impresses peers with his technical expertise and 'business acumen beyond his years.'"

Who's Who Legal - Arbitration: Future Leaders 2017