Respected international arbitration group led from the Paris and Geneva offices. The combined experience of the firm's teams in Paris, London and Düsseldorf enables the firm to handle commercial arbitration seated across all key arbitration centres in Europe. Individuals across Orrick's European network lead ECT or BIT claims in which investors seek damages from European states. The firm also assists with any challenges to arbitral awards arising in German, Swedish or French courts.
Clients say that the lawyers are "excellent on the strategy and in understanding complex technical matters and presenting them in an easily understandable way."
Sources praise the lawyers' ability to appreciate the "high-level direction of the case as well as their attention to detail."
Defended the Republic of North Macedonia in a PCA-administered UNCITRAL arbitration initiated by Gokul Das Binani and Madhu Binani.
Siegfried Elsing serves as arbitrator on investment and commercial cases, with extensive expertise in ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL proceedings. He is active in matters involving sovereign states in Central Asia and the Middle East. Sources say that "he is well prepared, very effective in his questioning of witnesses and pragmatic in his approach."
Standout mandates for Michael Bühler include his advice on Swedish court proceedings seeking to set aside arbitral awards issued in relation to gas price reviews. He also has experience in intra-EU BIT claims. Clients highlight his strategic approach, saying: "He can put himself in other side's shoes and therefore can anticipate their way of thinking."
Charles Kaplan has notable experience on the investor side of ECT cases brought against European governments. He is a partner in Orrick's Paris office.