Aceris Law’s South Africa 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 South Africa, i.e., where South African law applies, a contract is executed in South Africa, the dispute is brought by or against a party in South Africa, or the South African State or a South African 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 South Africa and neighbouring States.
We maintain permanent access to offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg 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 South Africa Arbitration Lawyers Desk also has access to South African jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking English natively.
Our South Africa Arbitration Lawyers Desk maintains ties to the best domestic South African 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 South Africa.
We have significant prior experience with arbitrations involving South Africa and southern Africa more generally. For example, Aceris Law’s South Africa Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented an entity in an ICC arbitration against the South African subsidiary of a European aviation company that was governed by South African law and involved parallel proceedings in South African Courts. We also represented an investor in an SADC Member State with respect to an investment dispute concerning an iron ore mine. We have also advised foreign investors with respect to disputes concerning the expropriation of land, and we have served as legal counsel in a public international dispute involving an SADC Member State. We have further represented clients in ICC construction arbitrations throughout sub-Saharan Africa and have been involved in a number of disputes in the fields of infrastructure and Government services.
By having a dedicated team of arbitration lawyers for arbitrations concerning South Africa, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving South Africa 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’ South Africa Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.