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Associates Antoine Cottin and Vladislav Osykin review 2023 arbitration-related developments in France for Kluwer Arbitration Blog

27 January 2024

Managing Associate Antoine Cottin and Associate Vladislav Osykin authored for Kluwer Arbitration Blog a panorama of arbitration-related developments in France in 2023.

Among other issues, the blog post analyses decisions rendered on arbitrators' independence and impartiality, investment arbitration, the effectiveness of arbitration agreements, and the (non-)arbitrability of disputes involving French public entities.

The post can be read here.

Laborde Law authors Lexology's 2023 Guide on Investment Treaty Arbitration in France

5 November 2023

For the second consecutive year, Laborde Law team authored the 2023 Lexology Guide on Investment Treaty Arbitration in France.

The Guide includes insights on the regime applicable in France to investment treaty arbitration, France's treaty practice, and its dispute settlement record. 

The Guide is accessible here (requires subscription).

Partner Gustavo Laborde speaks at the VI St Petersburg Online FDI Pre-Moot Conference

19 October 2023

Partner Gustavo Laborde will speak at the VI St Petersburg Online FDI Pre-Moot Conference, organised by the Russian Arbitration Center (RAC) on 20 October 2023 at 3:00 pm (Paris time), on the topic "Dotting the I's and Crossing the T's: Regulating Creeping Expropriation".

During the discussion moderated by Vera Bykova, Gustavo Laborde will discuss, along with Alessa Pang (WongPartnership), the most exciting issues that arise from the concept of "creeping expropriation" in investment arbitration.

Partner Gustavo Laborde speaks at the MIDS 15th Anniversary and 3rd MIDS Alumni Association Annual Conference

20 September 2023

Partner Gustavo Laborde will speak at the "MIDS 15th Anniversary and 3rd MIDS Alumni Association Annual Conference: Back to the Future", an event jointly organised by the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) and the MIDS Alumni Association Executive Committee, taking place on 22 September 2023 at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

Along with René Cienciala (Urban & Hejduk), Monika Feigerlova (Institute of State and Law, Prague), and Larisa Babiy (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton), Gustavo will discuss the evolution and future of sunset clauses during the first panel moderated by Fernando Perez Lozada (PL Arbitration) entitled "Will the Sun Set on Investment Treaties? Sunset Clauses in International Law". 

To register for the Conference and cocktail (required), click here.

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the Institute of International Law's 150th Anniversary in Angers

25 August 2023

Laborde Law is a proud sponsor of the 150th Anniversary of the Institute of International Law, that will be held in Angers from the 27 August to 3 September 2023.

Our partner Gustavo Laborde will intervene in discussion No. 3 - "Legal Challenges against Unilateral Sanctions" on "May Sanctions be Submitted to Investment Arbitration?".

In principle, the Institute meets every two years to examine and adopt Resolutions of a normative character, which are then brought to the attention of governmental authorities, international organizations as well as the scientific community. See more here.

Laborde Law represents the Republic of Romania in public hearing on jurisdiction

8 July 2023

Laborde Law represents the Republic of Romania in the two arbitrations Mr Jak Sukyas v. Romania (PCA Case No. 2020-53) and Mr Edward Sukyas v. Romania (PCA Case No. 2020-54), along with Stoica & Asociatii, Savoie Arbitration, and FAR Avocats.

Members of the public are invited to follow the hearing on jurisidiction held from 10 to 13 July 2023 via live-feed, broadcast at a designated viewing room located in Paris. The Parties’ dispute relates to alleged rights and assets connected to a film production and post-production laboratory and business in Bucharest, Romania.

Registration for the hearing is open until 15:00 CEST on Sunday July 9, 2023, by sending an email to: gchevalier@pca-cpa.org.

For more information, see here.

Laborde Law welcomes new associate

1 July 2023

Laborde Law is delighted to welcome a new associate as part of its international arbitration team! Vladislav Osykin is a Russian lawyer focusing on international arbitration. He has over 7 years of experience in dispute settlement.

 

Before joining Laborde Law, he worked at a top-tier litigation boutique and in the legal department of a major bank. Vladislav’s career track spans high profile arbitration and court cases under various procedural rules and across more than 10 jurisdictions.

Partner Gustavo Laborde speaks at the "Rencontre Juridique Franco-Argentin-Brésilien"

26 June 2023

Partner Gustavo Laborde will speak at the "Rencontre juridique Franco-Argentin-Brésilien", a symposium jointly organised by Sciences Po and University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne on the topic of "Magistrats, Entreprises et Arbitrage".


Sharing the panel with Carlos Guaia (Universidad del Salvador) and Márcio Guimarães (Márcio Guimarães TWK Advogados), with Miguel Angel De Dios (USAL) as moderator, Gustavo will present a view from France on the advantages of international arbitration for both French and foreign companies, and the continually important role it is to play on the future of international commerce and investments among Argentina, Brazil and France.


The audience will include distinguished judges from Argentina and Brazil.

Associate Antoine Cottin interviews EDAC Chairman Mr Suleyman Bosça for Kluwer Arbitration Blog

5 June 2023

Associate Antoine Cottin interviewed Mr Suleyman Bosça, Chairman of the Energy Disputes Arbitration  Center (EDAC), about EDAC's growing role in shaping the future of arbitration in Türkiye.

This interview is part of Kluwer Arbitration Blog's "Interview with our Editors" series.

To find out more and download the full article, please see the link below: https://lnkd.in/ep86a6JJ

Partner Gustavo Laborde speaks at the Conference of the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje

6 May 2023

Partner Gustavo Laborde will speak at the traditional Conference of the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA) on the "The Youth and the Future of Arbitration", held virtually from 10 to 12 May.

Gustavo will be speaking on the extension of the arbitration agreement to non-signatories ("La extensión del convenio arbitral a partes no signatarias"), together with esteemed colleagues Julio Olortegui, Marcela Kohlbach, Maria Alejandra Reyes Munoz and Rodolfo Núñez Robinson.

Click here to register.

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 7th edition of the Paris Arbitration Week

10 March 2023

As an official PAW partner, Laborde Law invites you to the 2023 edition of Paris Arbitration Week.

We will be hosting two hybrid events (in person + online):​

  • A first conference on Monday 27 March 2023 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, at the Salon des Arts et Métiers

  • A second conference on Wednesday 29 March 2023, from 2:30 to 6:00 pm, at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Jointly organized with the firm Honlet Legum Arbitration, the first conference on Monday will feature a discussion on "The Future of  Investment Arbitration: A Conversation with Meg Kinnear, Toby Landau KC and Professor Alain Pellet".​

The second conference on Wednesday will hold two panels as well, with one panel on "The Ferocious Divide: What Future for the Modernised ECT?", and the other one discussing "The Business of Arbitration - State of the Third-Party Funding Market".

For more information, see our official PAW partner webpage.

Associate Antoine Cottin reviews 2022 arbitration-related developments in France for Kluwer Arbitration Blog

7 February 2023

For the third consecutive year, Associate Antoine Cottin authored for Kluwer Arbitration Blog a panorama of arbitration-related developments in France in 2022.

Among other issues, the blog post analyses the French courts' controversial practice to conduct a substantive review of awards on grounds of competence and public policy, decisions rendered on arbitrators' independence and impartiality, investment arbitration, and the issue of the law applicable to the arbitration agreement.

The post can be read here.

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 1st ICC France Annual Arbitration Conference

1 December 2022

Laborde Law is a proud sponsor of the 1st ICC France Annual Arbitration Conference, taking place on 2 December 2022 from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand hotel, followed by a cocktail.


The objective of this first edition is to open a dialogue between Claudia Salomon (President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration) and legal directors of companies resorting to arbitration. This will be a superb opportunity for in-house counsel and arbitration practitioners to meet and discuss the new ICC practices and proposals for improvement.

The full program is accessible here.

Laborde Law authors Lexology's 2022 Guide on Investment Treaty Arbitration

15 October 2022

Laborde Law has authored the France chapter for the 2023 Guide on Investment Treaty Arbitration from Lexology.

The Guide includes insights on the regime applicable in France to investment treaty arbitration, France's treaty practice, and its dispute settlement record.

All you wish to know about investment treaty arbitration in France in a concise nutshell is available here.

Laborde Law welcomes new associate

27 July 2022

Laborde Law is delighted to welcome a new associate as part of its international arbitration team! Antoine Cottin is an associate focused on international arbitration, commercial and arbitration-related litigation before French courts, and public international law.

Before joining Laborde Law, Antoine worked as an associate at a French law firm specialised in international dispute settlement. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Cour de cassation, at leading law firms in Paris and Madrid, and for a major French electric utility company.

Antoine is a member of several arbitration associations, including Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), ICC YAF (Young Arbitration & ADR Forum), and ESIL (European Society for International Law). He regularly publishes articles in specialised reviews and is a member of the Editorial Board of Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 6th edition of the Paris Arbitration Week

15 March 2022

As part of the 2022 edition of the Paris Arbitration Week, Laborde Law will be hosting two events on March 28 and Friday, 1st April.

The March 28 event is focused on current big-picture issues in investment arbitration (1st panel) and Eastern Europe (2nd panel).

The April 1 event features a double debate: first, leaders of major arbitral institutions will discuss future challenges and trends, including climate change; second, we will host an Oxford-style debate: the UK v. France on the question of the law applicable to the arbitration agreement (inspired by the UK Supreme Court’s Kout Food judgment).

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 5th edition of the Paris Arbitration Week

15 September 2021

Laborde Law is an official partner of Paris Arbitration Week and invites you to its virtual events scheduled for 20 and 22 September 2021:

  • The Future of Investment Arbitration

  • Unconscious Bias Induced by Party Appointment: An Arbitral Game-Changer?

  • Paris's Enduring Status as Arbitration Mecca

  • The Users’ Perspective

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 4th edition of the Paris Arbitration Week

10 March 2020

Laborde Law is a sponsor of the 4th edition of the Paris Arbitration Week which, by reason of the pandemic, will be held online for the first time ever. ​

Laborde Law is hosting two online events.

 

In the first, on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, a panel will discuss the latest arbitral developments in the Americas

 

The second, on Friday, 10 July 2020, will feature a two-panel series on arbitration reform. The first panel will revisit the issue of unilateral party appointments and consider the possible creation of a multilateral investment court. The second panel will debate about the reform of arbitration rules and practices at leading arbitral institutions.

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