SECTORS

Medici operates in various sectors such as corporate (post-acquisition/transfer disputes, shareholder relations, joint ventures), energy, construction, sales, agency contracts, distribution, public/private partnerships, transport, media, agri-food, recycling, tourism/hotel, most often in disputes with an international dimension.

CORPORATE/M&A/JOINT VENTURE

  • Counsel to a European bank in an ICC arbitration against another European bank relating to a share purchase agreement;
  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between an American group and a Japanese company in relation to a joint venture in the context of a tire cartel ― New York law  ― English language;
  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against another French company relating to share purchase contracts in the wind energy sector ― Claims: EUR 6.000.000;
  • Counsel to a Swiss company in an ICC case against Cameroonian, French, Lebanese and Swiss companies in relation to a share purchase agreement ― OHADA law ― French language;
  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between French companies in relation to an advisory agreement in the context of the restructuring of a group ― French law ― English language;
  • Counsel in an ad hoc arbitration relating to a post-acquisition dispute in relation to a recylcing contract bringing into play a seller’s guarantee ― Claims: EUR 25.000.000;
  • Sole arbitrator in a CMAP case between seven French companies relating to a shareholder agreement ― French law ― French language;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between two Spanish companies relating to a shareholder agreement in relation to the construction of railways ― French law ― English language;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a company from the United Arab Emirates and a Moroccan company in the context of a share transfer agreement;
  • Co-arbitrator in a CMAP case relating to requests for resolution of transfer of securities ― Claims: EUR 17.300.000;
  • Co-arbitrator in an AFA (Association Française d’Arbitrage) case between an American group and a French company relating to the performance of an acquisition contract ― French law ― French language;
  • Ad hoc arbitration relating to the non-execution of shareholders' agreements in relation to a joint venture in the agri-food industry;
  • Ad hoc arbitration relating to the use of an asset and liability guarantee following the acquisition of shares in companies holding quarries.

     

AFRICA

  • Counsel to a Swiss company in an ICC case against Cameroonian, French, Lebanese and Swiss companies in relation to a share purchase agreement ― OHADA law ― French language;

  • Counsel in an ICC case between a Belgian company and an African State in relation to a game farming and game ranching contract - Claims: EUR 87.000.000 ― Cameroonian law;

  • Counsel to a Morrocan company against a German company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award relating to a hotel management contract, based on violation of due process and equality between the parties;
  • Counsel to the Respondent in an ICC case between an English company and a Moroccan company in relation to loan and financing contracts in the context of the Moroccan Exchange Office Regulation ― French law ― English language;

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

  • Counsel in an ICC case between Tunisian and German companies relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment - Claims: EUR 4.000.000 ― Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods;
  • Counsel in an ICC case between Tunisian and Austrian companies relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment ― Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods;
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case relating to the breach of an aircraft purchase contract;
  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against Congolese company linked to an oil drill transport contract;
  • Chairman in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a Chinese company relating to a construction subcontract ― Egyptian law ― English language;

  • Emergency arbitrator in an ICC case between an Italian company and an Egyptian entity relating to the call of guarantees in a construction contract ― Egyptian law ― French language;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an African State and a Virgin British Island company relating to the temination of a construction contract based on fraud and bribery ― Swiss law;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a company from the United Arab Emirates and a Moroccan company in the context of a share transfer agreement;  
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of an infrastructure construction contract between an Italian company and a Gabonese company ― Italian, French and English languages;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an Egyptian entity, a Dutch company and a UAE company relating to a service agreement ― French law ― English language;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an African State and a Virgin British Island company relating to the temination of a construction contract based on fraud and bribery ―  Swiss law;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between a US company and a Senegalese banking corporation relating to the construction of oxygen plants for hospitals ― French law – French language;

  • Co-arbitrator in a Danish Institute case between a Danish company and a Moroccan company regarding a franchise agreement ― Danish law ― English language;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to a port infrastructure contract between a French company and an African national company - Claims: USD 34.500.000;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case between a Tunisian company and a Canadian company relating to a maritime transport contract ― Incoterms;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of a contract concerning oil activities between two Ivorian companies ― French and English languages.

ENERGY OIL AND GAS, WIND POWER, MINING CONTRACTS

  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against another French company relating to share purchase contracts in the wind energy sector - Claims: EUR 6.000.000;
  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against Congolese company linked to a oil drill transport contract;
  • Counsel in an ICC case between a Lybian company and an Emirati company linked to the breach of agreements relating to the construction and operation of a refinery - Claims: EUR 160.000.000 ― Lybian law;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between European companies relating to the sale of wind turbines;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration between European companies relating to a cooperation agreement for the management of an oil licence;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between French companies relating to the management of a nuclear power plant;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of a contract concerning oil activities between two Ivorian companies ― French and English languages.

BANKING & FINANCE

  • Counsel to the Respondent in an ICC case between an English company and a Moroccan company in relation to loan and financing contracts in the context of the Moroccan Exchange Office Regulation ― French law ― English language;

  • Counsel to a Middle East citizen in an ICC arbitration relating to a debt collection and the implementation of a demand guarantee;

  • Emergency arbitrator in an ICC case between an Italian company and an Egyptian entity relating to the call of guarantees in a construction contract ― Egyptian law ― French language.

CONSTRUCTION/INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between a Lebanese company and a company from the UAE in relation to the construction of a pipeline ― UAE law ― English language;

  • Counsel to a Middle East State in an ICC arbitration against an Asian company arising out of the design and construction of a solid waste management facility;

  • Counsel to an Indian company in an ICC arbitration against a Spanish company relating to the manufacture and delivery of materials as part of a plant construction;

  • Counsel to an Iranian construction company in an ICC arbitration against an Italian company relating to the breach of a construction contract;

  • Counsel for the Claimant in a FNTP (Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics) case between two French companies in relation to a consortium in the construction industry ― French law ― French language;

  • Counsel in an ICC case between a mining operator and an African State in connection with a mining contract triggering the building of a railway line and port infrastructures ― Senegalese law ― French language;

  • Counsel for a Spanish company against a Moroccan company in the context of a pre-arbitration proceedings in the construction industry;
  • Chairman in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a Chinese company relating to a construction subcontract ― Egyptian law ― English language;

  • Chairman in an ICC case betwenn two UAE companies relating to a contract for the construction of an hospital center — UAE law —  English language;
  • Emergency arbitrator in an ICC case between an Italian company and an Egyptian entity relating to the call of guarantees in a construction contract ―  Egyptian law ―  French language;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration relating to a contract for the construction of a road;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between two Spanish companies relating to a shareholder agreement relating to the construction of railways ― French law ―  English language;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of an infrastructure construction contract between an Italian company and a Gabonese company ―  Italian, French and English languages;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between a US company and a Senegalese banking corporation relating to the construction of oxygen plants for hospitals ―  French law ―  French language;

  • Co-arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration relating to a contract for the construction of a hotel;

  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between European and North African companies relating to a construction contract;
  • Proceedings for the annulment of an award relating to a construction contract for breach of the duty of disclosure and notorious facts.

SALES/PURCHASE

  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case in the interest of an aircraft outfitting company regarding a claim presented by a Middle East client relating to various issues in connection with the sale and purchase of an aircraft ―  French law ―  English language;

  • Counsel in an ICC case between a French company and two Turkish companies in connection with an order for industrial components;
  • Counsel in an ICC case between Tunisian and German companies relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment - Claims: EUR 4.000.000 ―  Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods;
  • Counsel in an ICC case between Tunisian and Austrian companies relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment ―  Vienna Convention on the International Sale of Goods;
  • Counsel in an ICC case relating to the breach of an aircraft purchase contract between a British Virgin Islands company and a French company - Claims: EUR 12.000.000;
  • Chairman in an ICC arbitration between a Middle East company and a European company relating to an industrial equipment purchase contract;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between European companies relating to the sale of wind turbines;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between French companies relating to a purchase contract;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC expedited procedure relating to the performance of a contract for the purchase of goods between a Pakistani company and a Spanish company.

TRANSPORTS

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between an Indian company and a German group in connection with the distribution of welding products in the aviation industry and agency contracts ―  German law ―  English language;

  • Counsel in an ICC case relating to the breach of an aircraft purchase contract between a British Virgin Islands company and a French company - Claims: EUR 12.000.000;

  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against a Congolese company linked to an oil drill transport contract;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case between a Tunisian company and a Canadian company relating to a maritime transport contract ―  Incoterms;

  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to an upgrading contract between a French company and an African company - Claims: USD 35.000.000;

  • CMAP arbitration concerning an aeronautical subcontract between a French company and a Singaporean company.
     

INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

  • Counsel to a French company against a Swiss company relating the performance of a pharmaceutical patent licence;

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between a Belgian company and a Portuguese company regarding a distribution agreement and assignment of trademarks ―  Belgian law ―  French language;

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between a French company and a Dutch company in relation to the performance of exclusive patent licences ―  French law ―  English language;

  • 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;
  • Chairman in an ICC case between a French company and an Italian company relating to a licensing agreement ―  French law;

  • Chairman in a CMAP case between two French companies relating to a licensing agreement ―  French law;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between French companies relating to a contract for the distribution of pharmaceutical products;

  • ICC case linked to trademark licence contracts in telecommunications between a French company and a Turkish company.

AERONAUTICS

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between an Indian company and a German group in connection with the distribution of welding products in the aviation industry and agency contracts ―  German law ―  English language;
  • Counsel in an ICC case relating to the breach of an aircraft purchase contract between a British Virgin Islands company and a French company - Claims: EUR 12.000.000;

  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against a Congolese company linked to an oil drill transport contract;

  • CMAP arbitration concerning an aeronautical subcontract between a French company and a Singaporean company.

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Counsel to a Tunisian company against the Republic of Gabon in proceedings for partial annulment of an investment arbitration award;
  • Counsel to a company specialised in the management of network infrastructures in the context of a dispute with a Belgian telephone operator relating to the purchase of satellite capacity;

  • ICC case linked to trademark license contracts in telecommunications between a French company and a Turkish company;

  • ICC arbitration linked to an international telephone traffic routing contract beetween Moroccan and French companies;

  • ICC case between Lebanese and Saudi companies relating to the breach of satellite TV program broadcasting contracts - Claims: USD 72.000.000.

SERVICES

  • Counsel to a Belgian company in an ICC arbitration against an African State relating to a leasing contract - Claims: EUR 87.000.000 — Seat : Paris — Cameroonian law;
  • Counsel to an American company against an Italian company in an ICC arbitration concerning a contract for the supply of industrial paint —  Seat : Geneva — Swiss law;
  • Counsel in a CMAP case relating to the termination by a real estate company of contracts for the provision of real estate services;
  • Counsel in a pre-litigation matter between an African State and a French company in the sectors of industrial processes, telecommunications and information technologies in connection with the execution of a contract aiming at providing mobile phone services on a national railway network;
  • Chairman in a CMAP case between two French companies relating to an exclusive game license agreement — French law — French language;
  • Chairman in an ICC arbitration between two North African companies relating to an audience measurement contract ―  Moroccan law;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between an Egyptian entity, a Dutch company and a UAE company relating to a service agreement ―  French law ―  English language;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration relating to a contract for the inspection of goods;

  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to an upgrading contract between a French company and an African company - Claims: USD 35.000.000;

  • Co-arbitrator in a CCAT case between a State-owned company and a Canadian company regarding a service contract ―  French law ―  French language.

HOTEL INDUSTRY / TOURISM

  • Counsel to a French company in a domestic commercial arbitration relating to hotel management contracts;

  • Counsel to the Respondent in an ICC case between a French company and a Mauritian group arising out of a hostelry management contract for three new-built hotels ―  French law ―  French language;

  • Counsel in an ICC case between a Belgian company and an African State in relation to a game farming and game ranching contract - Claims: EUR 87.000.000 ―  Cameroonian law;

  • Counsel to a French company against a European hotel group in connection with the operation of overseas hotel complexes;

  • Counsel to the Respondent in an ICC case between a Moroccan company and a Swiss company regarding hotel operations ―  French law ―  French language;

  • Counsel to a Morrocan company against a German company in annulment proceedings initiated against an ICC award relating to a hotel management contract based on violation of due process and equality between the parties;

  • Counsel to a French company for the enforcement in Mauritius of an ICC award in relation to a hostelry management contract for three new-built hotels;

  • Co-arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration between French companies relating to a contract for the construction of a hotel;

  • Emergency arbitrator in an ICC case between a Danish and Russian company related to a hotel franchise contract — English law — English language.

ARTS

  • Representation of a company owning works of art in the context of litigation following the acquisition of a forgery;

  • Representation of a company from the British Virgin Islands in a dispute relating to the insurance of works of art;

  • Assistance of an artistic agent in the context of various disputes with lyric artists.

DISTRIBUTION, FRANCHISING AND AGENCY AGREEMENT

  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between a Belgian company and a Portuguese company regarding a distribution agreement and assignment of trademarks ―  Belgian law ―  French language;

  • Counsel to a Middle East company against Middle East companies in an ICC arbitration related to car distribution contracts;

  • Counsel to a commercial agent in an arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration against various companies of the same group and relating to an agency contract;
  • Counsel to the Claimant in an ICC case between an Indian company and a German group in connection with the distribution of welding products in the aviation industry and agency contracts ―  German law ―  English language;

  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between a French and UAE company related to the performance and the termination of license, support and supply contracts — French law — English language;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC case between two French companies relating to a representation contract ―  French law ―  French language;

  • Sole arbitrator in a CMAP case between two French companies relating to a consultancy agreement ―  French law ―  French language;

  • Co-arbitrator in a Danish Institute case between a Danish company and a Moroccan company regarding a franchise agreement ―  Danish law;
  • Co-arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration relating to a franchise contract for the operating of a supermarket in Paris;
  • Co-arbitrator in ad hoc international procedings relating to the performance of an agent contract between an Italian company and a French company ―  Italian law ―  French and Italian languages.

THIRD-PARTY FUNDING 

  • Counsel for a third-party funder who has been joined to an ICC case between Cameroonian, French, Lebanese and Swiss companies in relation to a share purchase agreement - The award dismissed the junction of the third-party funder as co-claimant ―  OHADA law ―  French language.

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