Dispute resolution

30 November 2015 | Soulier Avocats

Arbitration and claims for compensation for sudden breach of an established business relationship

Neither the public policy nature of the provisions set forth in Article L. 442-6 of the French Commercial Code nor the exclusive jurisdiction granted to judicial courts to hear restrictive trade practices related cases – including cases concerning the sudden breach of an established business relationship – precludes the use of arbitration to settle disputes […]

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29 October 2015 | Laure Marolleau

Unilateral (or asymmetrical) jurisdiction clauses: Where does the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) stand?

Unilateral (or asymmetrical) jurisdiction clauses may vary in form and nature. However, such clauses always provide for an option to only one of the parties allowing it to choose the court that will be competent in case of a dispute. The validity of such unilateral jurisdiction clauses has been brought into question by several jurisdictions, […]

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26 August 2015 | Laure Marolleau

ICC and CIETAC arbitration: Convergence towards a fast, efficient and pragmatic arbitration?

Arbitration has become the most usual alternative dispute resolution method for international disputes, in particular in the field of international trade. In the world, the most important arbitration body in this area is indisputably the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), located in Paris. In China, the most important arbitration […]

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