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Louis Bernard Buchman

Louis Bernard Buchman
Name and surname

Louis Bernard Buchman

Masters in European Law
Professional titles
Avocat and Attorney-at-Law


  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Italian
  • Advertising and media law
  • Banking law
  • Business law
  • Capital markets and stock exchange
  • Civil law and civil contracts
  • Company law
  • Competition law (antitrust)
  • Construction law
  • Distribution agreements and franchising
  • Energy law and raw materials
  • Environmental protection law
  • European law
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Intellectual property law
  • International commercial law and international commercial contracts
  • Investment arbitration
  • Investment projects
  • Maritime law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • New technologies
  • Pharmaceutical law
  • Telecommunications and IT law
  • Transport law
Year of birth







Partner, Fieldfisher LLP (2008-2018);

Partner, Dubarry Le Douarin Veil (2006-2007);

Managing Partner, Hirsch & Partners (2005-2006),

Managing Partner, Caubet Chouchana Meyer (1996-2004);

Managing Partner, Caubet Buchman Spalter (1979-1996);

Partner, Goldsmith, Delvolvé & Associés (1977-1978);

Associate, Goldsmith, Delvolvé & Associés (1975-1977).


“Some Aspects of French Law”, in Limitation of Free Bargaining and Sanctity of Contracts with Performing Artists and Composers, Maklu, 1987, (with André Schmidt); “Mortgages and Secured Lending in an East-West Context”, in Eastern Bloc joint Ventures (Butterworths, 1990);Freezing of Assets in France” (Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Graham and Trotman, 1991); Chapters on France, respectively in Enforcement of Copyright and Related Rights Affecting the Music Industry (Maklu, 1993), in Handbook on Provisional Remedies in International Commercial Arbitration (Walter De Gruyter & Co., 1994), in Lawyers and Professional Liability (Lloyd’s of London Press, 1995) and in International Commercial Arbitration Practice & Procedure – Enforcement of Foreign Awards (Universal Law Publishing, 2012); “New Dispute Resolution System Introduced For Intellectual Property Disputes” in IPBA Legal Update (January 1996); “Mediation” in International Contracts and Arbitration (Center for International Legal Studies, 1998); “La médiation, mode alternatif de résolution des litiges internationaux” and “Die Mediation, alternative Arten der Beilegung internationaler Prozesse aus französischer Sicht” in Anwalts Revue 4/2000 (Helbing & Lichtenhahn, 2000); How To Select An Arbitratorin The Arbitration Process (Kluwer, 2002); “Effective International Mediation Advocacy : Expectations of a European Client” in IDR – Journal of International Dispute Resolution (1/2004); “Mediation and the Law: Case Law and other Aspects of French Law” in IBA Mediation Newsletter (Vol. 1 N°2  2005); “Corporate Governance Reform” in The American and French Legal Systems: Contrasting Approaches to Global Business, Lamy, 2005; “Les Rapports Doing Business : le point de vue du praticien” in Revue du Droit des Affaires (Paris University Panthéon-Assas N°3/October 2005); “Gouvernance d’entreprise en France” in Juriste international (N°2006-2); “Urgence d’un nouveau paradigme pour la profession d’Avocat” in Gazette du Palais (25-26 January 2008); “Vers une communauté de juristes ?”, in LJA of 17 March 2008; “Préférez l’arbitrage!” co-authored with Eric Loquin in Gazette du Palais (14-16 September 2008); “Trois bonnes raisons” co-authored with Eric Loquin in MOCI (30 October and 27 November 2008); “L’arrêt West Tankers vu de France” co-authored with Eric Loquin in Ksiega Pamiatkowa, SAKIG, 2010); “Reforma francuskiego prawa arbitrazowego” in Biuletyn Arbitrazowy Nr 4-16 (SAKIG,  2011) ; “L’acte d’avocat”, in LJA of 28 March 2011 ; “Frankreich: Berufsrecht und Anwaltsethik gemeinsam geregelt” in BRAK Mitteilungen 03/11 of June 2011; French Arbitration Law Reform in Yearbook of International Arbitration, Vol. II (NWV, Vienna 2012); “The CESL’s Contribution in Terms of Damages and Interest” in The Proposed Common European Sales Law – The Lawyers’ View (Sellier, 2012); Chapter on First Demand Bank Guarantees under French Law in Die Bankgarantie im internationalen Handelsverkehr (Deutscher Fachverlag, 2014); “La profession d’avocat, largement ouverte à la concurrence” (with Pierre-Olivier Sur), in “A quoi sert la concurrence ?” (Revue Concurrences, 2014); “Traité de libre-échange transatlantique : Quel impact pour les entreprises et les avocats français ?” in LJA May-June 2015; “Le Traité Transatlantique,  menace ou opportunité pour les avocats européens?” (with David Levy), in L’Observateur de Bruxelles N°103, DBF/Larcier, January 2016; “Faut-il avoir peur des start-ups juridiques ?” in Dalloz Avocats, February 2016; “La déontologie est-elle vraiment un frein pour les avocats ?” in Village de la Justice, 13 May 2016; “La face cachée du droit européen : Les failles de son application par les juridictions nationales” in Conseils & Entreprises n°141 (Revue de l’ACE), September 2017; “Le management des structures moyennes et grandes” in Mutations dans l’univers des avocats, Prat Editions, October 2017 ; “Como Seleccionar Un Arbitro?” in Revista JustoMedio n°125 (Lima, August 2018); “Two Mediation Stories”, in Corporate Mediation Journal (No.1-2, 2019); “Avocat : Aide-toi, le ciel t’aidera”, in Village de la Justice (21 April 2020); “Le secret professionnel des avocats n’est pas absolu. Devons-nous en maintenir le mythe ?”, in Droit & Patrimoine (6 May 2020).

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