Aceris Law’s Mali 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 Mali, i.e., where Malian law applies, a contract is executed in Mali, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Mali, or the Malian State or a Malian 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 Mali or neighbouring States.
Our Mali Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Malian 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 Mali. We can meet clients directly in Bamako, although we are always accessible by clients, regardless of their location, via videoconference.
Our Mali Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Malian 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 worked in West Africa for years in the 1990’s prior to studying law in North American 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 Mali and West Africa. For instance, we provided legal advice to an English firm in a tax dispute involving Mali. We also represented a West African Claimant in an ad hoc arbitration under OHADA law against a large French multinational, 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 infrastructure 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 of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Mali, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Mali 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’ Mali Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.