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International Arbitration

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What the team is known for

Outstanding team active on substantial and high-profile operations worldwide. Has an especially prominent profile in the construction space, often representing construction companies in disputes with suppliers and state or privately owned employers. Also earns tremendous praise for its handling of diverse energy sector mandates. Boasts further expertise in cases involving the Middle East, Latin America and jurisdictions in Africa.

Strengths

Interviewees comment: "They are well organised. They are also very detail-oriented, they leave no stone unturned and they are very result-oriented."

Sources also regularly praise the team for the quality of its services, saying: "The work was well researched and the lawyers are very considerate and very attentive to the various issues at hand. It was a pleasure to deal with the firm and communicate with the lawyers."

Work highlights

Acted for the Nigerian state on a USD2.5 billion ICC arbitration against Sunrise Power and Transmission Company regarding the construction of a hydroelectric power station.

Notable practitioners

Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall QC represents multinationals and sovereign states in high-stakes arbitration cases. He is active across the energy and transportation sectors.

The "outstanding" Charles Nairac is regularly instructed on complex arbitration cases. He handles both investment and commercial arbitrations across a variety of jurisdictions, including in Eastern Europe and Central America.

Christophe Von Krause has a wealth of experience advising on commercial arbitration cases that frequently involve African jurisdictions. He assists clients with post-M&A, contractual and construction disputes.

Christopher Seppälä is a renowned figure due to his expert handling of large-scale construction cases. He has experience representing financial institutions, multinationals and sovereign states.

Elizabeth Oger-Gross is reported by market sources to be "a great technician" and a "strategist," with interviewees also highlighting her for being "able to take a step back."She is regarded for her expertise on African cases and mostly acts on energy and construction disputes.

Practice head Michael Polkinghorne maintains an excellent reputation for his expertise in commercial arbitration in the energy sector. He is "absolutely brilliant," according to sources, and is particularly well versed in gas supply contract disputes.

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International Arbitration

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Location

19 Place Vendôme

Paris

Paris

France

75001

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France

International Arbitration


Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall QC
Band 4
Charles Nairac
Band 2
Christophe Von Krause
Band 3
Christopher Seppälä
Senior Statespeople
Elizabeth Oger-Gross
Band 5
Michael Polkinghorne
Band 1