Aceris Law’s Houston 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 Houston, i.e., where Texas law applies, a contract is executed in Houston, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Houston, or the seat of arbitration is Houston.
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, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned Houston and the oil and gas industry. We are experts in international arbitration: this is all that we do, which allows us to offer far more cost-competitive fees than other firms for high-quality international arbitration legal representation.
We have permanent access to offices in Houston to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, we have access to offices in 120 jurisdictions, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference.
Our Houston Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to all American jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking Spanish, English, French, German, Russian and Arabic.
We maintain ties to the best appellate 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 the United States.
William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law, is an American and French national, admitted to the New York and Washington, D.C. bars and a former member of the Paris Bar, with significant experience in arbitrations under Texas law. He studied at Harvard, Columbia and the Sorbonne, and has worked in the field of international arbitration over the past fifteen years at the highest level, establishing an excellent track record in the process. 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. She was formerly Counsel at the ICC in Paris and also studied law at Harvard and Oxford.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Houston and the oil and gas industry. For example, Aceris Law’s Houston Arbitration Lawyers Desk served in an ICDR arbitration under Texas law involving an investment in the aviation industry. We also represented a client in an UNCITRAL arbitration between a company from Algeria and an American natural gas company. Aceris Law also acted as counsel in ad hoc arbitrations against European subsidiaries of a company from North America concerning a joint-venture agreement. Aceris Law’s Houston Arbitration Lawyers Desk also served as counsel for an American client in an ICSID arbitration against Ukraine. Our arbitration lawyers also provided pre-arbitration legal advice for American investors in a dispute under the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). We have also served in commercial ICDR arbitrations in the IT and high-tech industries. We have further provided legal advice on investment disputes involving the United States and have acted as counsel in mediation followed by arbitration under the ICC rules regarding an intellectual property dispute, inter alia.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Houston, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving United States are handled efficiently and more cost-effectively than was traditionally possible, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills.
To learn more about Aceris’ Houston Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.