International arbitration and litigation

Our practice is renowned for its proficiency in international arbitration, and has represented, over the last thirty years, States, State-owned entities and private sector companies in proceedings subject to various governing laws and under the rules of the major arbitration institutions.

In recent years, our arbitration practice has provided representation in arbitration proceedings in Paris, Geneva, London, Montreal, under both ad hoc and institutional rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, as well as IATA rules in some aviation-related matters.

Our practice has an extensive training in complex controversies, primarily in the field of construction projects, infrastructure and international investment, particularly under bilateral investment treaties. Our expertise also covers general commercial arbitration, financial, maritime and aviation arbitration.

Our practice has also been in charge of major international litigations, subject to the jurisdiction of State courts. In particular, our practice has handled civil and commercial proceedings in France, in the United States, in the United Kingdom and in the Arab world, involving the compensation of victims of terrorism acts, or the exportation of contaminated blood products to developing countries.

Our practice finally provides an expertise in the field of execution and enforcement proceedings, and routinely takes cross-border actions for the purpose of debt collection, security realization, as well as the enforcement of court orders and arbitral awards.

Focus areas :

Our practice features the following substantive areas :

  • International commercial arbitration
  • Investor-State arbitration
  • Construction arbitration
  • Maritime and aviation arbitration
  • International litigation
  • Interim and conservatory relief, emergency proceedings
  • Execution and enforcement proceedings