Fierville Ziadé’s partners excel in handling complex cross-border litigations and arbitrations while maintaining a close and direct relationship with their clients, due to our deliberately restricted team.

A French National, Marie-Aude also has Lebanese background. She has lived in Paris, Geneva and New York and started her career in the international arbitration practice at the Paris office of White and Case LLP, where she assisted major companies in complex commercial and investment arbitration cases. After extending her skills to French and cross-border litigations in a French boutique law firm, Marie-Aude worked as an in-house counsel and headed the Dispute Resolution department of Areva, one of the world’s leading companies in the energy sector. With her unique experience of handling cases from a client’s perspective, Marie-Aude definitely knows how to assist her clients in handling all aspects of their international disputes.

Jérémie also has vast experience in cross-border litigations and arbitrations. He started his career as an associate at the Paris office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for 9 years. He also worked in London, on secondment for Freshfields and a leading US investment bank in the City. He subsequently worked in-house in the dispute resolution department of a major international investment bank in Paris.

Throughout their careers, Jérémie and Marie-Aude developed an international network of top-level lawyers and trusted referral firms.

They assist French and foreign investors as well as companies and their senior executives in international arbitrations, pre-litigations and litigations, always providing advice of international standard.

Fierville Ziadé has specific know-how in all issues related to the enforcement of court decisions and arbitral awards in France and abroad and thoroughly understands the constraints related to sovereign assets and assets covered by sovereign immunity.

Jérémie and Marie-Aude also advise on the impact of international sanctions and embargos on their clients’ daily business and future projects.

In practice

Assisted numerous subsidiaries of a major French Group in the energy sector facing freezing orders obtained by a British Virgin Islands creditor seeking enforcement of an international arbitral award won against an African country.

Assisted a leading French industrial group in complex civil and criminal actions in Canada and in France against the sellers of shares after a major cross-border fraud was uncovered.

Defended institutional investors holding a minority stake in a company whose Director intended to invest, in defiance of statutory obligations, in a foreign company subject to international sanctions.

Assisted several subsidiaries of a leading French industrial group facing a major international white-collar investigation.