Aceris Law’s Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) 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 Ivory Coast, i.e., where Ivorian law applies, a contract is executed in Ivory Coast, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Ivory Coast, or the Ivorian State or an Ivorian 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 Ivory Coast and neighbouring States.
Our Ivory Coast Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Ivorian 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 Ivory Coast. We maintain permanent access to offices in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Our Ivory Coast Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to Ivorian and OHADA jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English fluently, which are languages commonly used in disputes concerning the Ivory Coast. 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 the Paris Bar. He worked in the Ivory Coast for 2 ½ years on development projects prior to studying law and speaks English, French and decent Dioula and Baoulé. 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 the Ivory Coast and West Africa more generally. For example, Aceris Law’s Ivory Coast Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented an Ivoirian Claimant in an ad hoc arbitration under OHADA law in the cocoa industry against a large French multinational. We have also represented West African companies in disputes against European and Chinese companies in the construction industry, have served in oil and gas arbitrations with their seat in West Africa and have represented European companies in multiple disputes concerning projects in West Africa. We have also provided legal representation to foreign investors considering investment arbitration against neighbouring West African States.
By having a dedicated team for arbitrations concerning the Ivory Coast, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving the Ivory Coast 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’ Ivory Coast Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.