Aceris Law’s Iraq 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 Iraq, i.e., where Iraqi law applies, a contract is executed in Iraq, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Iraq, or the Iraqi State or an Iraqi 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 Iraq and neighbouring States.
Our Iraq Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Iraqi 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 Iraq.
Our Iraq Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to Iraqi jurisprudence and doctrine, and we maintain permanent access to offices in Baghdad, Iraq, to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving Iraq and the Middle East. For many years, Iraq had not ratified the New York Convention, making arbitration in Iraq a complex procedure. For example, Aceris Law’s Iraq Arbitration Lawyers Desk provided legal advice to a Canadian grain supplier in a dispute against an Iraqi State entity, acted as co-counsel in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a major airport in the Middle East, acted as counsel for a Middle Eastern Claimant in a SIAC arbitration against an internet company in a dispute regarding advertising royalties, served as counsel in an ICC arbitration under French law regarding an agency contract with a Middle-Eastern client and have served as counsel in numerous ICC and LCIA constructions arbitrations involving the Middle East.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning Iraq, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Iraq are handled efficiently, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills, which are important for the successful outcome of an international arbitration.
To learn more about Aceris’ Iraq Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.