Aceris Law’s Djibouti 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 Djibouti, i.e., where Djiboutian law applies, a contract is executed in Djibouti, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Djibouti, or the Djiboutian State or a Djiboutian 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.
We can meet clients directly in Djibouti, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Djibouti Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Djiboutian 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 arbitration. He worked throughout sub-Saharan Africa for a number of years prior to studying law in North America and Europe. 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.
Our Djibouti Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Djiboutian 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 Djibouti.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Djibouti or neighbouring States. We have provided legal advice for a dispute concerning a large development project in a neighbouring State, represented a client in a construction ICC arbitration against a company from a neighbouring State, represented an African company in an ad hoc OHADA arbitration against a major company from Europe, served as counsel for an African region in an international public law dispute and served as counsel in an ICC arbitration against an African State regarding the modernization of its customs agency, for instance. We have also participated in investment law arbitrations regarding expropriation claims regarding land and in the mining industry in neighbouring States, inter alia.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Djibouti, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Djibouti 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’ Djibouti Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.