Pierre d’Argent, special counsel in Foley Hoag’s Paris office and chaired professor of public international law at the University of Louvain (Belgium), was recently elected as an Associate Member of the Institute of International Law (“Institut de Droit International” - IDI).
A learned society founded in 1873, the Institute of International Law is composed of 132 Members and Associate Members from around the globe and is one of the most respected organizations in the field. The IDI, which convenes a plenary session every two years in order to contribute to the development of international law, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1904.
The IDI’s membership is elected by peers and includes academics, researchers and practitioners of public or private international law who have produced leading works in their areas of expertise.
This distinction is a recognition of d’Argent’s distinguished career to date, which has included his service as First Secretary at the International Court of Justice (2009-2011) and the special counsel role he has played at Foley Hoag AARPI working on complex files involving disputes between States and arbitrations between States and investors.