Aceris Law’s Equatorial Guinea 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 Equatorial Guinea, i.e., where Equatorial Guinean law applies, a contract is executed in Equatorial Guinea, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Equatorial Guinea, or the Equatorial Guinean State or an Equatorial Guinean 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 Equatorial Guinea and neighbouring States.
Our Equatorial Guinea Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Equatorial Guinean 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 Equatorial Guinea. We have the possibility of meeting clients directly in Malabo and are always available to clients, regardless of their location, through videoconference.
Our Equatorial Guinea Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Equatorial Guinean jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking Spanish, French and English, which are languages commonly used in disputes concerning Equatorial Guinea. 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 and work in West 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.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Equatorial Guinea and sub-Saharan Africa more generally. For example, Aceris Law’s Equatorial Guinea Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented client in a construction ICC arbitration against a company from one West African State and represented a West African company in an ad hoc OHADA arbitration against a major company from Europe. Our lawyers served as counsel in a telecommunications dispute involving Equatorial Guinea, and we also were involved in a dispute concerning the creation of a European subsidiary of a company in Equatorial Guinea. We have served as counsel for an African region in an international public law dispute, have participated in an arbitration against an African State regarding the modernization of its customs agency, have served as counsel in an investment arbitration dispute against an African country in the mining industry, have served as counsel in an investment arbitration dispute regarding the expropriation of land and have provided legal representation to an African client in a dispute with a mining company. We also have extensive experience in arbitrations concerning the oil and gas industry.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Equatorial Guinea, Aceris Law ensures that the arbitrations involving Equatorial Guinea are handled efficiently, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills, which are important for a successful outcome of an international arbitration.
To learn more about Aceris’ Equatorial Guinea Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.