Arbitration and Mediation

The economic reality of today’s world creates a need for businesses to seek alternative dispute resolution methods which are flexible, neutral and efficient.

Arbitration and mediation allow quick and confidential dispute resolution.

Arbitration allows the parties to decide together to remove their disputes from the state courts and to entrust its final settlement to one or more arbitrators

Mediation allows the parties to hand over their dispute to a trusted third party to reach an agreement. This method of dispute resolution remains non-judicial. The mediator does not make a "decision" but brings the parties together to find common ground.

We assist our clients in reaching settlement agreements, and during the pre-litigation, arbitration or post-arbitration phases, ad hoc or under the rules of arbitration institutions such as the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes), the AAA (American Arbitration Association).

Your challenges

Define and select the most appropriate dispute resolution mechanism.

Companies do not always find it in their interest to engage in lengthy, inflexible judicial procedures that are unsuited to their needs, especially in an international context, due to the lack of neutrality of a state forum or the lack of adaptability of state procedures.

To define the most effective and adapted procedural strategies,

Companies are looking for pragmatic and effective solutions. As the saying goes, a good settlement is always better than a lengthy trial.

Understand and apprehend the different arbitration procedures and be able to act taking into account different cultures and foreign laws

In the case of arbitration, the parties may be confronted with a multiplicity of local laws and different legal cultures that are not really considered in state litigation.

A solid understanding of your business sector

Intervention in very diversified sectors such as energy, aeronautics, technology, engineering, construction, telecommunications, financial services, pharmaceuticals and many more.

To be supported in recognition and enforcement proceedings as well as setting aside arbitral awards

Although arbitration is a private justice system, state control nevertheless continues to be exercised in the case of exequatur of awards and in the case of request to set aside awards. For instance, a state judge will assess the allegations of violation of international public policy in order to decide upon an application to set aside an arbitral award.

The implementation of mediation as an alternative to litigation and arbitration

Mediation can be established at the initiative of the parties in all disputes and at any stage of the dispute.

Our way

An essential understanding of negotiation techniques to meet your needs during mediation proceedings

Our experience in negotiated justice is more than useful in conducting mediations. We intervene upstream during the preparation of the mediation, during the mediation sessions and afterwards when the mediation protocol is drafted.

A strong commitment in order to meet your real needs

Our goal is to resolve your disputes through our creative and pragmatic solutions. We assist and advise companies in their various arbitration proceedings thanks to our in-depth knowledge of arbitration rules (ICC, LCIA ICSID, AAA, UNCITRAL). The firm's lawyers act as counsel to the parties in French, English and Spanish.

An international network of leading foreign attorneys and experts for your arbitration and mediation proceedings

We rely on our network of trusted partners (foreign attorneys, forensics, accountants) in order to offer our clients, the most relevant advice at the right cost on any question of fact and/or foreign law.

A flexible organisation for a personalized consultation.

Our team closely works with our clients to build the most relevant strategy according to their expectations, their needs and their constraints

In-depth knowledge of enforcement and setting aside arbitral award

We intervene before national courts to request the exequatur of an arbitral award or its annulment.

A thorough knowledge of commercial arbitration

Our team primarily represents clients from a wide range of industries in their commercial disputes, including those arising from sales, supply, distribution and agency agreements.

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