Aceris Law’s Senegal 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 Senegal, i.e., where Senegalese law applies, a contract is executed in Senegal, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Senegal, or the Senegalese State or a Senegalese 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 Senegal and neighbouring States.
Our Senegal Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Senegalese 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 Senegal.
We maintain permanent access to offices in Dakar to meet and work with clients, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Senegal Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Senegalese jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking French, which is the language commonly used in disputes concerning Senegal. 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 Francophone West Africa for several years 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 Senegal. For example, the lawyers of Aceris Law’s Senegal Arbitration Lawyers Desk acted as counsel in the ICJ case between Belgium and Senegal on behalf of a human rights organization and provided legal advice to a foreign investor with an investment dispute concerning Senegal. We also represented a West African company in an ad hoc arbitration against a major French company under OHADA law and co-represented a Claimant in an ICC arbitration concerning a gas processing agreement in West Africa. Aceris Law also represented an Austrian construction company in ICC arbitration proceedings involving multiple projects in West Africa and have served as counsel for clients in neighbouring countries in a dispute concerning the production of ballast, as well as providing advice with respect to a shipping dispute involving West Africa.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Senegal, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Senegal 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’ Senegal Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.