LITIGATION

The lawyers of the firm, coming from litigation departments of French and international law firms, assist their clients in French domestic as well as international disputes before civil and commercial courts as well as criminal, financial and disciplinary authorities, in most areas of business law, at various pre-litigation and litigation stages.
 
Medici has built up a substantial capability to intervene on complex issues in corporate law, commercial law, financial and banking law as well as in judicial proceedings in connection with arbitration.

COMMERCIAL LITIGATION/DISTRIBUTION/SUDDEN TERMINATION OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP/INSURANCE

  • Counsel to a French company in the context of various commercial disputes in the agri-food sector;

  • Counsel to American oilfield services company within the framework of an accident of air transport;

  • Counsel to an Italian company operating in the labels and paper sector in various commercial disputes with its customers;

  • Counsel to a French company specializing in the management of network infrastructures in the context of a dispute with a Belgian telephone operator relating to the purchase of satellite capacity;

  • Counsel to a leading US company in the field of security and remote monitoring systems in its contractual liability and unfair competition disputes;

  • Counsel to French and international companies in insurance litigation following claims.

 CORPORATE LITIGATION/JOINT-VENTURE

  • Counsel to a leader in the wind energy sector in the context of litigation following the acquisition of several wind farms;
  • Counsel to a listed French company in the context of litigation involving bank guarantees on first demand in the recycling sector.

DISCOVERY PROCEEDINGS (ARTICLE 145 FRENCH CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE, FRENCH BLOCKING STATUTE ETC.)

  • Counsel to a French company in the food industry in the context of litigation related to investigative measures likely to violate business secrets.

ARBITRATION LITIGATION

  • Counsel to an Emirati company against a Libyan company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award > See Article in GAR:  Enforcement of Libyan oil award stayed in Paris;

  • Counsel to a Qatari company against an UAE company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award > See Article in GAR: Audi Volkswagen award set aside in Paris ainsi que French court upholds annulment over law firm conflict;

  • Counsel to a French company against two other French companies in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award relating to a licence agreement based on violation of due process and equality between the parties;

  • Counsel to a French company against another French company in proceedings for annulment an ICC award based on the violation of due process and public policy;

  • Counsel to a Moroccan company against an English company in proceedings for annulment of an ICC award based on violation of public policy;

  • Counsel to a Moroccan company against a German company in proceedings for annulment of a ICC award based on lack of independence and impartiality;

  • Counsel to a British company against Uzbekistan in proceedings for partial annulment of an investment arbitration award;

  • Counsel to a Tunisian company against the Republic of Gabon in proceedings for partial annulment of an investment arbitration award;

  • Counsel to an Iraqi company against a French company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award;

  • Counsel to an Iranian company against an Italian company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award;

  • Counsel to a French company against a Tunisian company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award;

  • Counsel to a Dutch company against a Germany company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ad hoc arbitration award;

  • Counsel to an Emirati company in proceedings before the French "juge d'appui" in order to compel the defending State to appoint an arbitrator in an investment arbitration case; 

  • Counsel to a group of partners in the context of a dispute with their former partners before the French "juge d'appui" in order to oppose the application for the disqualification of an arbitrator already rejected by the center in charge of the administration of the arbitration;

  • Enforcement in Mauritius of an ICC award in relation to a hostelry management contract for three new-built hotels;

  • Enforcement in France of an arbitral award against French companies operating in the pharmaceutical field;

  • Action for annulment of an ICC award relating to a contract for the purchase of industrial machinery between a Tunisian company and a German company;
  • Action for the annulment of an award relating to a construction contract for breach of the duty of disclosure and notorious facts;
  • Proceedings against an Arbitral Tribunal before French courts following the setting aside of an ICC award;

  • Proceedings against an arbitrator before French courts following the setting aside of an ICC award for breach of  his disclosure obligation;

  • Representation and assistance of arbitrators/arbitration institutions in post-arbitration liability disputes.

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