Aceris Law’s Madagascar 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 Madagascar, i.e., where Malagasy law applies, a contract is executed in Madagascar, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Madagascar, or the Malagasy State or a Malagasy 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 Madagascar or neighbouring States.
Our Madagascar Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Malagasy 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 Madagascar.
We maintain permanent access to offices in Antananarivo to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland.
Our Madagascar Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to Malagasy jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French and English. William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law is an American and French national, admitted to the New York and Washington bars and a former member of the Paris Bar. He lived in Africa for a number of years in the 1990’s 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 States in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and sub-Saharan Africa more generally. For example, Aceris Law’s Madagascar Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented an investor in an SADC Member State with respect to an investment dispute concerning an iron ore mine. We have also advised foreign investors with respect to disputes concerning the expropriation of land, and we have served as legal counsel in a public international dispute involving an SADC Member State. We have further represented clients in ICC construction arbitrations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and have been involved in a number of disputes in the fields of infrastructure and Government services.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Madagascar, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Madagascar 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’ Madagascar Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.