Jones Day

International Arbitration Department

France
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What the team is known for Provides international arbitration services to private clients from various sectors, including major oil and gas or telecoms companies. Multilingual team with experience undertaking commercial proceedings. Advises on cases relating to construction contracts and long-term oil and gas sale agreements. Has notable expertise in cases on behalf of companies operating in the Middle East, Africa or Eastern Europe. Further ability in handling intellectual property-related cases.

Strengths Sources praise the team for its high level of client service and breadth of expertise. "I highly appreciate that our demands have always been timely met with an outstanding level of quality," says one client, adding: "The firm was capable not only to provide strong legal support but also economic knowledge."

Notable practitioners


Elie Kleiman
's client base includes major oil and pharmaceutical companies. He assists with commercial arbitrations and related litigations. Sources praise his oral advocacy skills and highlight his "ability to understand the client's needs," before going on to praise his business acumen.


Jean Pierre Harb
possesses significant experience advising on commercial arbitrations, including construction disputes relating to energy infrastructure. One impressed client comments: "He is a brilliant lawyer with in-depth knowledge of the matter he deals with," before adding that he "provides excellent client service."