ARBITRATOR - CAIP, FOSFA, GAFTA, ICC. COUNSELLOR AT LAW
Jacques Covo acts as an Arbitrator under the rules of the Chambre Arbitrale Internationale de Paris (CAIP), the Federation of Oils Seeds and Fats Associations Ltd (FOSFA), London, the Grain and Feed Trade Association (Gafta), London, and the Intenrnational Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris. He is also a member of the Appeal Boards of FOSFA and GAFTA.
Jacques Covo was born in Istanbul and attended the "Lycée français Saint Benoît / özel Saint Benoît Fransiz Lisesi''. He holds law degrees from the University of Geneva and the ''Institut d'Etudes Commerciales'' of the Law Faculty of the University of Grenoble. During his training with a law firm in Montreal, Canada, he obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Arbitration and Comparative Legal Methodology from McGill University. He began his career as in-house lawyer in Geneva at Finagrain S.A., an affiliate of the Continental Grain Company, where he worked for 12 years before establishing his own arbitration-based practice.
Thanks to his extensive experience, Jacques Covo helps his clients navigate through the complexities of international trade by providing specialised and cost effective help and advice.
He is trilingual in English, French and Turkish.