Aceris Law’s Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone, i.e., where Sierra Leonean law applies, a contract is executed in Sierra Leone, the dispute is brought by or against a party in Sierra Leone, or the Sierra Leonean State or a Sierra Leonean 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 West African States.
We can meet clients directly in Freetown, although our home office is in Geneva, Switzerland, and we are always accessible to clients, regardless of their location, by videoconference. Our Sierra Leone Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to Sierra Leonean jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking native English.
Our Sierra Leone Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic Sierra Leonean 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 Sierra Leone. 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 for years in the 1990’s, prior to studying law in North America and Europe.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving West Africa. For example, Aceris Law’s Liberia Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a West African client operating in Liberia against a major company involved in a public works project before an ICC tribunal in a dispute under Liberian law. We have also provided legal representation in disputes concerning West Africa in the domains of agriculture, mining, logistics and construction, while providing legal advice to clients with respect to investment disputes involving West Africa.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning Sierra Leone, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving Sierra Leone 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’ Sierra Leone Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.