Aceris Law’s Burundi 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 Burundi, i.e., where Burundi law applies, a contract is executed in Burundi, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Burundi, or the Burundi State or a Burundi 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 Burundi and neighbouring States.
We can meet clients directly in Bujumbura, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Burundi Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Burundi jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English. William Kirtley , the founder of Aceris Law, is an 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 Africa for a number of years prior to becoming a lawyer, providing assistance on State-funded development projects. Dr. Marie-Camille Pitton is internationally educated French arbitration special counsel at Aceris Law, registered as an attorney in New York and registered 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.
Our Burundi Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Burundi 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 Burundi.
The lawyers of our Burundi Arbitrations Lawyers Desk have provided legal counsel with respect to commercial disputes involving Burundi and also neighbouring Rwanda, notably with respect to construction and mining disputes. For example, the lawyers of Aceris Law’s Rwanda Arbitration Lawyers Desk acted as counsel in a dispute between European and a company from Rwanda regarding a construction project subject to Rwandan law. We have also provided legal representation to an East African client serving as a contractor in cross-border construction projects, provided legal advice regarding an expropriation claim concerning an East African State and have served as counsel in a public international law dispute involving a neighbouring State, inter alia.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Burundi, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Burundi 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’ Burundi Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.