prevention, mediation & adr

Dispute prevention, mediation and adr

Our firm has recognised expertise in the prevention of judicial or arbitral disputes, and particularly in crisis management, based on developing and implementing appropriate pre-litigation strategies.

We encourage and seek the amicable resolution of disputes and assist our clients in mediation, conciliation and dispute board procedures, whether institutional or ad hoc.

We act in the negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements before, during or even after judicial or arbitration proceedings.

What we do

  • Negotiation
  • Drafting of arbitration clauses and other contractual clauses, arbitration and settlement agreements
  • Crisis management
  • Pre-litigation strategy
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Dispute boards

Our experience with leading ADR institutions

  • ICC (International Chamber of Commerce)
  • CMAP (Paris Mediation and Arbitration Centre)
  • ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes)
  • Advising an international oil company on the restructuring of its investments to benefit from treaty protection for its operations in various jurisdictions.
  • Representing a German construction company in negotiations with a Libyan investment fund regarding a hotel construction project in Burkina Faso.
  • Representing a Swiss certification services company in the negotiation of a settlement agreement with the governments of several African States.
  • Representing a joint venture between a European company and the Government of an Asia State in connection with the call of a first demand guarantee issued by a French bank for a gas liquefaction plant construction project.
  • Representing a private client in connection with the call for a letter of guarantee for the delivery of telecommunications equipment in Africa.
  • Representing one of the major American chemical companies in a pre-arbitral dispute involving the enforcement of an environmental liability guarantee relating to the sale of a production unit.
  • Representing a European construction group in a pre-litigation with its project owner regarding the construction of an office building.
  • Representing a European oil exploration and production company in a pre-litigation between its subsidiary and the host State concerning, in particular, the restoration of offshore sites.
  • Negotiation of a settlement agreement between a French telecommunications company and an African State following the breach of a put option in a share purchase agreement.
  • Representing a leading French hotel company in several mediation procedures further to disputes with its franchisees and sales agents.
  • Representing the world’s leading nuclear and renewable energy company in complex disputes with its main client, a French electricity producer, in an ad hoc mediation process arising from the renovation of a nuclear power plant in France.
  • Representing the world leader in nuclear and renewable energy in a CMAP mediation concerning the existence of defects in the welds of a nuclear power plant.
  • Representing a public electricity operator in a mediation with a South American company concerning the renegotiation of the price of electricity supplied to the latter.
  • Representing a French utility company in an ICSID mediation against an African State in the context of the potential liquidation of its local subsidiary involved in energy production.
  • Representing a multinational steel company in an ICC mediation concerning the implementation of a contract for the supply of oxygen and nitrogen by a French group operating in the industrial gas supply sector.
  • Representing a leading Turkey-based contractor in pre-arbitration proceedings against the State of Libya concerning various breaches of the Bilateral Investment Treaty committed during the civil unrest in Libya after February 2011.
  • Representing the leading Germany-based electricity producer in a pre-arbitral dispute against the French national energy producer concerning a contract for the operation of a nuclear power plant.
  • Representing a research centre in a mediation with a client (international organisation) concerning the construction of telecommunications infrastructures in the Antarctic Ocean.
  • Representing an American company in a mediation process under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), concerning the breach of a turbine manufacturing contract.
  • Representing a BVI company in the negotiation and drafting of a settlement agreement with an African State to enforce an arbitral award.

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