Aceris Law’s Chad 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 Chad, i.e., where Chadian law applies, a contract is executed in Chad, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Chad, or the Chadian State or a Chadian 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 Central Africa.
We can meet clients directly in N’Djamena, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Chad Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to Chadian jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English fluently.
Our Chad Arbitration Lawyers Desk also maintains ties to domestic Chadian 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 Chad.
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. He lived in Africa for a number of years between Harvard and Columbia Law School, working on State-funded development projects as well as at the UNICTR. Dr. Marie-Camille Pitton is an 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.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving sub-Saharan Africa. For example, Aceris Law’s Chad Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a client in a construction ICC arbitration against a company from a West African State, represented a West African company in an ad hoc OHADA arbitration against a major company from Europe, served as counsel for the African region of Barotseland against the State of Zambia in an international public law dispute, participated in an arbitration against an African State regarding modernization of its customs agency and has participated in investment law arbitrations, on behalf of a foreign investor against another African country with respect to a mining dispute.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Chad, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Chad 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’ Chad Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.