William Kirtley, a Franco-American lawyer with a decade of experience in international arbitration and a highly successful track record, specializes in commercial and investment disputes. He, too, formerly practiced at Shearman & Sterling LLP, followed by the French arbitration boutique Lazareff Le Bars, working mainly with clients in the oil & gas, steel, telecommunications, computer, mining, construction, logistics, chemicals, automotive, shipping, IT and renewable energy sectors.
Christophe Dugué, a former Partner in the arbitration practice group of the American corporate firm Shearman & Sterling LLP for a decade, has over 20 years of experience in international arbitration, serving as both arbitrator and counsel for clients in the banking, private equity, chemicals, construction, defence, electronic components, energy, and transport infrastructure industries.
“I am thrilled to be working with Christophe again, who is one of the best, most honest, and most intelligent international arbitration lawyers I know,” said Mr. Kirtley. “Our clients, who come from all over the world, are genuinely pleased that we can offer equivalent legal services to large corporate firms, but with greater client accessibility, more personalized services and no conflicts of interest. Moreover, in a climate where clients are dismayed by the increasing costs of international arbitration, thanks to our intentionally low overhead we are able to offer representation of the highest caliber that is also highly cost-effective. We are convinced that the formula we are offering, based on the increasingly popular boutique model made feasible by modern technology, is the alternative in international arbitration that most of our current, and future clients, are seeking.”