Arbitration and Mediation

Economic actors seek alternative dispute resolution methods in order to better manage efficiently their economic and legal exposure.

Arbitration and mediation are two different alternative dispute resolution methods which both allow for neutral, efficient and confidential dispute resolution.

Mediation is an amicable, out-of-court, dispute resolution method, whereby parties refer to a neutral third-party to seek a satisfactory solution for all parties. Its goal is to bring the parties together.

Arbitration is a mechanism whereby parties refer a dispute to an arbitral tribunal, which rules in law and renders an award. It is a dispute resolution method that is an alternative to the jurisdiction of state courts.

These two mechanisms, which can be used jointly or individually, help ensure an efficient and tailored dispute resolution.

Your challenges

Achieving efficient dispute resolution in a complex environment.

Defining and selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution mechanism

It is often advisable to seek negotiated solutions through mediation rather than to submit a dispute to a judicial or arbitral proceeding that will be long and uncertain. When the parties are unable to find a common solution, arbitration, neutral and flexible, is often better suited to international commercial disputes than state court proceedings.

Defining the most effective and appropriate procedural strategies

Companies seek pragmatic and efficient solutions, for solving the merits of their disputes as well as for procedural management. Mediation allows the parties, on the basis of compromise, to immediately find an exit to their dispute, while arbitration allows the parties to choose the most appropriate procedure for their dispute.

Comprehending the different alternative dispute resolution methods depending on the needs

The usefulness and relevance of the different alternative dispute resolution methods must be assessed based on the needs of the parties, the demands of each dispute and the expected outcomes.

Our way

Assisting you in defending your interests taking into account the specificities of your disputes.

Mastering the different alternative dispute resolution methods

We are experienced in negotiated justice at every stage and can assist you strategically and operationally in your negotiations. We also frequently intervene before arbitral tribunals and state courts when negotiations are impossible.

A flexible organization for a tailored assistance

We assist clients in diverse disputes, in various sectors of operation, and all across the world. Our team closely works with them to understand their challenges, expectations, needs and constraints in order to build the most relevant strategy.

A strong commitment in order to meet your real needs

Our goal is to resolve your disputes through tailored, innovative and pragmatic solutions. Members of our team have diverse and complementary trainings and experiences that allow us to offer creative solutions.

Clients' stories

How to rely on witness evidence in arbitral proceedings?

A company wishes to submit testimonies in support of its allegations in arbitral proceedings. It wishes that the witnesses to be presented to the arbitral tribunal be assisted in preparing statements and in the preparation of their examination at the hearing.
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How to recognize and enforce an arbitral award?

A party to an arbitration has obtained a favorable award. It wishes to recover its claim and seeks to have the award enforced in several jurisdictions, including in France where recoverable assets have been identified. It is essential to obtain first the exequatur of the award before enforcing it by common means of enforcement.
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How to prepare for arbitration in the case of a shareholders’ dispute?

A corporate shareholder in a joint venture is prevented from managing the joint venture in breach of the shareholders’ agreement which contains an arbitration clause.
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How to constitute an arbitral tribunal?

In having recourse to arbitration, the parties can refer their dispute to arbitrators with profiles suited to the dispute
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How to prepare for arbitration proceedings?

Following major political events, a company is forced to suspend the execution of its contract
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How to initiate arbitration proceedings?

In order to settle a dispute, arbitration proceedings must be initiated by submitting a request for arbitration
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How to challenge an arbitral award?

After an arbitral award has been rendered, a party has identified irregularities and wishes to challenge it
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