Aceris Law is a leading boutique international arbitration law firm. It provides the highest quality legal representation for international commercial arbitrations, investor-State arbitrations and international construction disputes. It covers all jurisdictions, arbitral institutions and industry sectors, and it works under numerous laws and in diverse languages.
With Harvard and Oxford trained lawyers admitted to multiple bars in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America and South America, Aceris Law provides legal representation for commercial, construction and investor-State arbitrations, combining excellence, rigour, experience and an outstanding track record with very reasonable legal fees, in order to offer the best value for high-quality international arbitration legal representation.
Founded by William Kirtley, Aceris Law’s lawyers have served as legal counsel in numerous commercial, investment and construction arbitrations, for clients including businesses of all sizes, foreign investors and State entities, in arbitrations seated in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. We have provided legal representation for ICC, ICSID, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, SCC, DIAC, HKIAC, JAMS, CICA, PCA, OHADA and ad hoc (often UNCITRAL) arbitrations, as well as under the rules of lesser-known institutions, establishing an excellent track record on behalf of our clients.
The Aceris international arbitration law firm ensures:
- Excellence in legal analysis
- Insight into winning case strategies and arguments
- Mastery of all procedural techniques used in international arbitration and mediation
- Legal representation of the highest quality before diverse arbitral tribunals
- Fierce and uncompromising representation of our clients’ interests
While also offering:
- Very reasonable legal fees
- An outstanding track record
- Multilingual legal teams
- Offices in Geneva, Paris and London, with access to offices in 120 countries
- Constant accessibility via phone and high-speed video conference
Aceris Law has provided legal representation for arbitrations under English law, French law, Swiss law, Spanish law, Saudi Arabian law, Brazilian law, Mexican law, German law, Chinese law, Turkish law, OHADA law, Malaysian law, Singapore law, Hong Kong law, Angolan law, Moldovan law, Albanian law, Romanian law, public international law, various American laws, various Canadian laws, and the laws of many other common law and civil law jurisdictions.
The working languages of Aceris are English and French, although our arbitration lawyers also speak Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, Arabic, Serbo-Croat and Romanian fluently, and they regularly serve as legal counsel in cases with Chinese, Japanese, Turkish and many other linguistic elements.
Aceris Law works hand-in-hand with its clients, allowing them to play as significant a role in the resolution of their dispute as they desire.
It also frequently collaborates with co-counsel who have less experience in the intricacies of arbitration law and procedure, but are seeking a firm that rigorously respects the boundaries of pre-existing client relationships.
Aceris Law also provides pro bono legal representation for certain public international law disputes. It currently serves as lead counsel for the former British protectorate of Barotseland, a France-sized former State in Southern Africa, with respect to treaty claims against the Republic of Zambia.