A founding partner of Ayela Semerdjian & Associés established in 2006, Christophe began his career at Gide Loyrette Nouel, prior to joining Stasi where he became a partner in 2000. Since 2005, he has been a mediator authorized by the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris - CMAP (mediation and arbitration center). In this capacity, he regularly acts on commercial disputes on a national and international level. With a keen interest on “cross examination” techniques, he was the first in France to publish a book on this technique, which he also teaches at the Ecole de Formation du Barreau de Paris (Paris Bar admission school) and which he regularly uses during criminal and arbitral proceedings. Christophe Ayela is also a CCI and a CMAP mediator.
Christophe joined Mayer Brown in 2009 and in addition to his native French, he speaks English.