Aceris Law’s United States 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 the United States, i.e., where an American law applies, a contract is executed in the United States or the dispute is brought by or against a party in the United States.
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 the United States. We are experts in international arbitration: this is all that we do.
We have permanent access to offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Houston, Chicago, Boston, Washington, Atlanta, Miami and New York 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 United States Arbitration Lawyers Desk has access to all American jurisprudence and doctrine, while speaking Spanish, English, French, German, Russian and Arabic.
We maintain ties to the best domestic American 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 bars and a former member of the Paris Bar. He grew up in Portland, Oregon prior to studying at Harvard, Columbia and the Sorbonne, and has worked in the field of international arbitration over the past fifteen years. 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 the United States. For example, Aceris Law’s United States Arbitration Lawyers Desk represented a client in UNCITRAL arbitration between a company from Algeria and a natural gas company from United States. 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 United States 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 under Texas, Minnesota and Washington law in the aviation, IT and high-tech industries, have served in ICC arbitrations under Texas and New York law, and have served in JAMS arbitrations under California law. We have also 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 the United States, Aceris Law ensures that arbitrations involving United States are handled efficiently and cost-effectively, making the best use of our arbitration lawyers’ know-how as well as linguistic and cultural skills.
To learn more about Aceris’ United States Arbitration Lawyers Desk, please do not hesitate to contact us.