Charles Nairac is a partner in White & Case LLP’s International Arbitration group, based in Paris. Charles concentrates on international commercial and investment arbitration, advising on arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions, as well as ad hoc, in English and in French. Charles’ sectors of focus include financial services, construction, and energy. He has advised on arbitrations all over the world, including recently in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the CEE/CIS. He also regularly sits as arbitrator. Charles teaches arbitration and construction topics at Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne), Université de Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and Sciences-Po Paris. He is recognized in leading legal directories such as Chambers, Legal 500, International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers, GAR 100 and PLC. Before joining White & Case in 2001, Charles started his career doing M&A and finance work in a boutique firm, and then served as in-house legal adviser for a bank in both Paris and Singapore. Charles obtained his bachelor of laws from King's College London, a master’s degree from Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a postgraduate degree in International Law from Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas.