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International Arbitration

Band 4FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Disputes-focused boutique with a strong reputation for its ability to handle investor-state disputes and arbitration proceedings between private corporations. Handles ICC arbitrations relating to commercial contracts between European clients and companies based in various African jurisdictions. Acts for private investors on expropriation cases. Handles claims in the energy, mining and defence industries.


Sources praise the lawyers for their client-oriented approach, with one saying: "They are excellent in building simple, respectful, personal and customised relationship with their clients."

Interviewees also report the team to be "very strategic and they anticipate the issues," adding that the practitioners are "easygoing and open to discussion."

Work highlights

Acted for Pan African Mineral on USD5 billion ICC proceedings in the mining sector against Burkina Faso.

Notable practitioners

Jean-Georges Betto, Gaëlle Filhol and Alexandre Reynaud are key client contacts.

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