Aceris Law’s San Francisco 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 San Francisco, i.e., where California law applies, a contract is executed in San Francisco, the dispute is brought by or against a party in San Francisco, or the seat of arbitration is San Francisco.
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, ICDR, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, VIAC and other arbitration rules, many of which have concerned San Francisco and the IT industry. We are experts in international arbitration: this is all that we do, which allows us to offer far more cost-competitive fees than other firms for high-quality international arbitration legal representation.
We have permanent access to offices in San Francisco to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, we have access to offices in 120 jurisdictions, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference.
Our San Francisco Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to all California jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking Spanish, English, French, German, Russian and Arabic.
We maintain ties to the best appellate 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 United States.
William Kirtley, the founder of Aceris Law, is an American and French national, admitted to the New York and Washington, D.C. bars and a former member of the Paris Bar, with significant experience in arbitrations under California law. He studied at Harvard, Columbia and the Sorbonne, and has worked in the field of international arbitration over the past fifteen years at the highest level, establishing an excellent track record in the process. 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. She was formerly Counsel at the ICC in Paris and also studied law at Harvard and Oxford.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving San Francisco. For example, Aceris Law’s San Francisco Arbitration Lawyers Desk served in a JAMS arbitration under California law in a dispute in the IT industry that was settled on highly favourable terms for our client. We also represented a client in UNCITRAL arbitration between a company from Algeria and a natural gas company. Aceris Law also acted as counsel in ad hoc arbitrations against European subsidiaries of a company from North America concerning a joint-venture agreement. Aceris Law’s San Francisco Arbitration Lawyers Desk also served as counsel for an American client in an ICSID arbitration against Ukraine. Our arbitration lawyers also provided pre-arbitration legal advice for American investors in a dispute under the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). We have also served in commercial ICDR arbitrations in the aviation, IT and high-tech industries. We have further provided legal advice on investment disputes involving the United States and have acted as counsel in mediation followed by arbitration under the ICC rules regarding an intellectual property dispute, inter alia.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning San Francisco, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving United States are handled efficiently and more cost-effectively, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills.
To learn more about Aceris’ San Francisco Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.