Aceris Law’s Niger 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 Niger, i.e., where Nigerien law applies, a contract is executed in Niger, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Niger, or the Nigerien State or a Nigerien 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 Niger and neighbouring States.
We can meet clients directly in Niamey although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Niger Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to Nigerien jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French, which is the language commonly used in disputes concerning Niger. 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, with fifteen years of experience in the field of international arbitration. He worked in West Africa 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.
Our Niger Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Nigerien 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 Niger.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving West Africa. For example, Aceris Law’s Niger Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a West African 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 of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Niger, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Niger 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’ Niger Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.