International Arbitration

Paris is an international arbitration hub and our strong presence at the heart of the business district places us at the forefront of the international arbitration market and ideally placed to interact with other leaders in the field.Our arbitration practice was set up and led initially by Alexis Mourre. In 2015 Alexis became President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Our team comprises French, English, American and Italian lawyers and our successful track record reflects our strong advocacy skills and our command of each of these languages.
Our lawyers have been involved as counsel or arbitrators in more than 300 international arbitrations, not only at the CC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, and CAM but also at other regional and international arbitration centers as well as at ad hoc arbitrations in a number of jurisdictions.
The clients we represent range from large multinational companies to medium-sized companies and operate in a wide range of industries and sectors. We have developed a particular focus on the infrastructure, energy and natural resources sectors and often deal with disputes involving joint ventures, post M&A issues and complex commercial contracts.
We have significant experience in assisting clients in arbitration-related litigation.
In all our matters we strive to avoid excessive cost and delay whilst at the same time providing our clients with creative and competitive solutions that meet their needs.

Relevant Cases

  • Representing an Italian company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an oil and gas infrastructure (seat: Paris; applicable law: Algerian; language: French).
  • Representing an Italian company in the energy sector in an ICC arbitration relating to a shareholder dispute (seat: Geneva; applicable law: Spanish Law; language: English and Spanish).
  • Representing a French company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a plant in Africa (seat: London (UK); applicable law: English; language: English).
  • Representing an Italian consortium in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an oil and gas infrastructure in France (seat: Paris; applicable law: French Law; language: French).  
  • Representing an Italian company in the hospitality sector in an ICC arbitration (seat: Paris (France); applicable law: Tunisian; language: French).
  • Representing an Egyptian company in set-aside proceedings of an ICC arbitral award before the Paris Court of Appeal.
  • Representing a US company in an ICC arbitration relating to the nuclear energy sector (seat: Brussels (Belgium); applicable law: French; language: English).
  • Representing a French company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an oil and gas infrastructure in Iran (seat: Paris (France); applicable law: Iranian; language: English).
  • Representing an Italian consortium in set-aside proceedings of an ICC award before the Paris Court of Appeal.
  • Representing two Italian companies in a VIAC arbitration relating to the construction of an infrastructure in Libya (seat: Vienna (Austria); applicable law: Russian; language: English).
  • Representing an Italian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a joint venture dispute in the energy sector (seat: Paris (France); applicable law: Italian; language: English).  
  • Representing an Italian company in an ICC arbitration relating to aeronautical sector (seat: Frankfurt (Germany); applicable law: German; language: English).    
  • Representing an Italian company in an arbitration before the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia relating to the natural gas industry (seat: Belgrade (Serbia); applicable law: Serbian; language: English).  
  • Representing an Italian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a shareholder dispute in the renewable energies sector (seat: Paris (France); applicable law: Italian; language: English).
  • Representing an Italian consortium in an ICC arbitration in the oil & gas sector before the Cour de cassation and Conseil d’Etat.