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William Kirtley is a Franco-American Harvard-, Columbia- and Sorbonne-educated lawyer with two decades of experience focusing on international commercial arbitration, investor-State arbitration and international construction arbitration at the highest level. He has served as counsel or arbitrator in over 200 international arbitrations, including some of the largest international arbitrations to date.
He is the head of Aceris Law, an independent boutique international arbitration law firm that provides international arbitration legal representation globally, under nearly all laws. Since its founding in 2014, Aceris Law has established an excellent track record in disputes under the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, SCC, DIAC, HKIAC, JAMS, Swiss Rules, AAA, LCAM, LMAA, CICA, OHADA and other arbitration rules, while being highly ranked in a variety of reputable legal publications.
Aceris Law was created from the ground up to focus solely on resolving international commercial, investment and construction arbitrations. In order to achieve the highest quality legal representation, the firm does not typically count the number of hours of work required per case, providing an unlimited number of hours of work while capping its fees for most international disputes. Aceris Law consistently delivers exceptional outcomes in arbitrations around the globe, thanks to its meticulous approach to legal analysis and clear pleadings. It treats every client’s case with unique attention and dedication. It also assists clients with the enforcement of the resulting arbitral awards and is currently assisting clients with the enforcement of arbitral awards in the United States, Thailand, China, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Oman, South Korea and Italy.
Aceris Law is unique as its headquarters are based in Geneva, Switzerland, but it maintains permanent access to offices to meet and work with clients in 120 countries, moving members of its team to the city of its client whenever useful. As all of its resources are fully digitalised, its work is location agnostic.
It hires only the best and brightest lawyers and is open to lawyers of any gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, sexual identity, education, or national origin. The majority of its team is composed of women, who will soon have leadership positions, for the simple reason that many of the best, young arbitration lawyers today are women.