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Maxence  Rivoire

Dr Maxence Rivoire

Lecturer in French Law

Research interests

  • Law


Dr Maxence Rivoire is a Lecturer in French Law and the Deputy Director of the LLB in English Law and Master 1 in French Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London. Qualified and admitted to practice in France, Maxence holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, a Magister Juris from the University of Oxford, an LLM in Private International Law and International Commercial Law from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and an LLB from the University of Grenoble. He has also studied on a year-long exchange at McGill University.

Between 2018 and 2021, Maxence was an international arbitration associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Paris. In this role, he represented clients in several international arbitrations under a variety of applicable laws in the energy, new technologies, oil and gas, and construction sectors. Maxence also acted for clients before French courts, including the Paris Tribunal of Commerce, the Paris Court of Appeal, and the French Court of Cassation.

In addition to his practice experience, Maxence was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in 2022, a researcher at McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy in 2014, and a teaching fellow in private international law at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2017-2018. In 2021-2022, he taught intellectual property law at the University of Cambridge.

Research interests

Maxence’s research mainly focuses on private international law, international arbitration, and intellectual property, with a strong emphasis on the comparative aspects of these disciplines. In 2022, a Chapter of his PhD won first prize of the Nappert Prize in International Arbitration, and Maxence received best oralist for his presentation. He is currently writing a monograph, and developing a course, on the arbitration of IP disputes.


Maxence teaches French law in the LLB in English Law and Master 1 in French Law (jointly administered with Paris-Panthéon-Assas University). His course focuses on the fundamentals of French law, with a particular emphasis on French private law and comparative aspects, so as to help students appreciate the distinguishing features of the French legal landscape.