ARBITRATION

We have vast experience in handling international arbitrations through our experience as both counsels in leading international arbitration law firms and general counsel in the dispute resolution department of a major international company.

Our practice in arbitration is recognized in the business world.

We act as counsel in proceedings under all key arbitral institutions, both in France (French Association of Arbitration – AFA, Paris Center for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris – CMAP, etc.) and throughout the world, in commercial matters (International Chamber of Commerce – ICC, London Court of International Arbitration – LCIA, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce – SCC, Singapore International Arbitration Center – SIAC, etc.) and investment matters (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes – ICSID). We also act as counsel in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

We further assist our clients in handling all issues related to the arbitration proceedings: establishing the arbitral tribunal, obtaining urgent interim measures, enforcement or annulment of arbitral awards.

Marie-Aude further acts as arbitrator in both French and international arbitral proceedings.

The Firm is ranked in the “Excellent” category by Décideurs in International Arbitration (Ranking for France – 2020).

In practice

Healthcare/Biotechnology

Defended a Danish healthcare laboratory against a French company in relation to alleged patent counterfeiting and other acts of unfair competition;

Industry

Assisted a major French industrial group in arbitral proceedings initiated by a former joint venture partner located in an African country seeking damages related to the company’s bankruptcy;

Industry

Represented a major French industrial group in arbitral proceedings against one of its US traders to obtain specific performance of a “take or pay” contract, notwithstanding the “force majeure” event alleged by an Argentinian end user of the raw material;

Industry

Defended a British oil and gas company in complex construction arbitral proceedings launched against its “EPC” contractor in relation to critical delays in a gas extraction project in Algeria.