Aceris Law’s Benin Arbitration Lawyers Desk is a dedicated team of lawyers at Aceris Law, a specialised international arbitration law firm, which accompanies clients involved in arbitrations concerning Benin, i.e., where Beninese law applies, a contract is executed in Benin, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Benin, or the Beninese State or a Beninese State entity is involved.
Aceris Law’s Harvard, Oxford and Sorbonne trained lawyers are admitted to bars of Western Europe, Eastern Europe and North America and have significant prior experience dealing with commercial, construction and investment treaty arbitrations under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, ICDR, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned West Africa.
We can meet clients directly in Cotonou, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Benin Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Beninese jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English.
Our Benin Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Beninese lawyers, who are involved depending on the specific needs of a given arbitration. This ensures that our clients obtain the best arbitration legal representation while also maintaining cost-effectiveness for arbitrations involving Benin.
William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law is American and French national, admitted at the New York Bar and Washington Bar and a former member of Paris Bar, with fifteen years of experience in the field of international arbitration. He lived in French-speaking West Africa for years prior to practicing international arbitration. Dr. Marie-Camille Pitton is an internationally-educated French arbitration special counsel at Aceris Law, registered as an attorney in New York and at the Versailles Bar with over a decade of experience in international arbitration. Zuzana Vysudilova of Aceris Law is Slovak, registered at the Paris Bar and speaks English, French, Czech and Slovak fluently. Andrian Beregoi of Aceris Law is Moldovan, although he also has French and Romanian citizenship.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving West Africa and OHADA law. For example, Aceris Law’s Benin Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a Côte d’Ivoire company in an ad hoc arbitration against a major French company under OHADA law. It also co-represented a Claimant in an ICC arbitration concerning a gas processing agreement involving West Africa. Aceris Law also represented an Austrian construction company in an ICC emergency arbitrator proceedings and arbitration against a West African contractor. Our lawyers have served as counsel for clients in neighbouring countries in a dispute concerning the railroad industry in West Africa, inter alia.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Benin, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Benin are handled efficiently and cost-effectively, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills.
To learn more about Aceris’ Benin Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.