Dugué & Kirtley AARPI (now Aceris Law LLC) was founded only in November 2013, but it has already been recognized as one of the best in new international arbitration law firm rankings in France. It was named as a “Pratique Réputée” by the leading French legal news magazine Décideurs.
Aceris Law LLC currently serves as counsel in such high-profile cases as the former British protectorate of Barotseland’s efforts to obtain independence from Zambia via PCA international arbitration, the first investment treaty arbitration against Belarus, which wrongly imprisoned Aceris Law LLC’s client for six years while expropriating his seamless steel tube pipe factory with no compensation, and a number of international commercial arbitrations involving the construction industry, the financial industry and other industry sectors. Mr. Kirtley also currently serve as arbitrator for the ICC and Mr. Kirtley serves as a consultant for the World Bank concerning the modernization of ADR-related laws in developing countries.
“It is a pleasure to be recognized as a leading international arbitration law firm so soon after starting it,” says co-founder William Kirtley. “Clients seem to be attracted by the idea of having some of the best legal representation at a fraction of the price of more traditional law firms, and I have no doubt we will continue to be a success over the years to come. With our firm, we hope to address the primary concern which clients have indicated with respect to international arbitration, namely that it has become unnecessarily expensive, while also providing fearless legal representation that has no limits in ensuring that the legal rights of our clients are respected and that violations of our clients’ legal rights either cease or are compensated in an appropriate manner. By providing legal representation for international arbitrations that reduces the overall price of resolving disputes by approximately half, we also hope to also encourage the use of international arbitration to resolve a broader class of disputes than is currently the case, since we are convinced that in terms of quality, neutrality and procedural flexibility, international arbitration is the best form of international dispute resolution for today’s globalized world.”
Aceris Law LLC is a founding member of the International Arbitration Attorney Network, a legal network of leading international arbitration lawyers based in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the Americas, which serves together in legal teams on a dispute-by-dispute basis. All of its members previously worked at leading international corporate law firms for at least six years, except for Professor Dire Tladi, who is a member of the United Nations’ International Law Commission, and Professor Denis Mouralis, who is a highly-reputed professor of international law in France and also a practicing arbitrator.
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