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, agro-food, recycling, tourism/hotel, most often in disputes with an international dimension.

CORPORATE/M&A/JV

  • Defending the interests of an industrial group in the context of various pre litigation matters and post-acquisition litigation relating to the execution of a liability guarantee.
  • Defending the interests of an industrial group in the context of a post-acquisition / pre litigation matter relating to the implementation of a price adjustment clause.
  • Advising an investment bank in connection with litigation relating to the extent of its mandate and the validity of the limitation of liability clause.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case between the former member of a joint-venture against another former member, following the sale of their joint assets - French Law – English Language. 
  • 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 JV 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 shares purchase contracts in the wind energy sector (claims: 6,000,000 euros)
  • 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 relating to a recylcing contract, bringing into play a seller’s guarantee (claims: 25,000,000 euros) ;
    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 relating to the construction of railways (French Law – English language)
  • Co-arbitrator in a CMAP case relating to requests for resolution of transfer of securities (claims : 17,300,000 euros) ;
  • 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 an AFA 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 relating to a joint venture in the 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

  • Conseil d’une société suisse dans le cadre d’une cession d’actions à l’encontre de cinq défenderesses du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique (Droit OHADA – langue française) ;

  • 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 (Cameroonian law - claims: 87,000,000 euros)

  • 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 ;  

  • 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 in an ICC arbitration case in which our client claimed damages from an African State for wrongful termination of a mining contract (Senegalese Law - French language)

  • Counsel for a mining operator in the context of litigation against another mining operator relating to allegations of corruption in connection with the entering into a mining concession agreement with an African State;

  • Counsel to an African company leader in packaging solutions, transport and material handling equipment in criminal investigations for embezzlement and misleading advertising ;

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

  • Chairman in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a Chinese company relating to a construction subcontract (Egyptian law – English language)

  • Co-arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of a contract relating to oil activities between two Ivorian companies (Languages: French and English);

  • Counsel in an ICC Case between Tunisian and German companies in an ICC case relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment (Vienna Convention on the international sale of goods - claims: 4,000,000 euros);

  • Counsel in an ICC Case between Tunisian and Austrian companies in an ICC case relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment (Vienna Convention on the international sale of goods - claims: to be determined);

  • 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 a oil drill transport contract ;

  • 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) ;

  • 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) ;  

  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case relating to the performance of an infrastructures construction contract between an Italian company and a Gabonese company (Languages: Italian, French, English);

  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC case between an Egyptian entity, a Dutch company and a UAE company, relating to a services 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 an ICC Case between a Tunisian company and a Canadian company relating to a maritime transport contract (incoterms)
  • 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 ;

ENERGY Oil and Gas, wind power, mining contracts

  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case in which our client claimed damages from an African State for wrongful termination of a mining contract – Senegalese Law – French Language. See Links
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case between an African State and a mining company relating to the implementation of an electricity supply contract – Cameroonian Law – French Language.
  • Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between European companies relating to the sale of wind turbines ;
  • Counsel to a French leading company and a recognized player in the sectors of energy, industrial processes, telecommunication and information technologies in the context of works executed as a result of a tender 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: 160,000,000 euros - Lybian Law) ;
  • Sole arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration between European companies relating to a cooperation agreement for the management of an oil licence;
  • Defending several banks in the context of commercial legal proceedings initiated by the administrators of a bankrupt French petroleum refinery;
  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against another French company relating to shares purchase contracts in the wind energy sector (claims: 6,000,000 euros)
  • Counsel to a French company in an ICC case against Congolese company linked to a oil drill transport contract ;
  • 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 relating to oil activities between two Ivorian companies (Languages: French and English);
  • Acting as counsel for an energy company aiming at complying with document production requests from a foreign regulatory authority (Korean Fair Trade Commission) under the French blocking Statute.

BANKING & FINANCE / REGULATORY / ADMINISTRATIVE, penalty and internal inquiries

  • Defending the interests of an international bank that was the subject of administrative and criminal investigations, concerning its contribution to the determination of Libor and Euribor rates, conducted by judicial authorities and regulators in France (Public Prosecutor's Office and AMF) and abroad (DoJ and CFTC) ;
  • Defending the interests of an investment bank and one of its employees in the context of sanction proceedings initiated by the AMF (French financial authority) as a result of alleged transmission of a privileged information to an institutional investor, in connection with a block sale through an Accelerated Book Building.

  • Defending the interests of a listed company manufacturing industrial equipment and two of its directors in the context of investigations initiated by the AMF (French financial authority) on the share price of such company as result of alleged insider dealing offense relating to the shares of such company at the time of its merger with another company.

  • Defending the interests of an international bank in the context of investigations initiated by the AMF as a result of the market survey practices of such bank.

  • Advising a leading bank in the context of an enquiry by the AMF in relation with market operations that had been performed in partnership with another bank;

  • Defending the interests of a pool of international banks in commercial proceedings brought by the directors of a French oil refinery for abusive support;

  • Counsel to a French bank seeking to comply with requests for information and documents from foreign regulators (FSA in London and DOJ and CFTC in the United States) in compliance with the French blocking statute ;

  • Training on the management of criminal and regulatory investigations;

  • Criminal and AMF risk prevention training for investment bank partners;

  • 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

  • Defending the interests of a company in the energy, industrial processes, telecommunications and information technology sector in the performance of a works contract. 
  • 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) ;

  • Action for the annulment of an award relating to a construction contract for breach of the duty of disclosure and notorious facts;

  • Chairman in an ICC case between an Egyptian company and a Chinese company relating to a construction subcontract (Egyptian law – English language)

  • 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 infrastructures construction contract between an Italian company and a Gabonese company (Languages: Italian, French, English);

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Counsel for a Spanish company against a Moroccan company in the context of a pre-arbitration proceedings in the construction industry.

SALES / PURCHASE

  • Acting on behalf of a company specialising in the sale of computer components in the context of legal proceedings against one of its providers for abrupt termination of trade relations.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration case in the interest of an aircraft outfitting company regarding a claim presented by a Middle East client regarding various issues in connection with the sale and purchase of an aircraft - French Law – English Language

  • Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration between a Middle East company and a European company relating to an industrial equipment purchase contract;

  • Counsel in an ICC case between a French company and two Turkish companies in connection with an order for industrial components ;

  • Acting on behalf of a financial institution in relation with a commercial claim resulting from the sale of its headquarters in France 

  • Counsel in an ICC Case between Tunisian and German companies in an ICC case relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment (Vienna Convention on the international sale of goods - claims: 4,000,000 euros);

  • Counsel in an ICC Case between Tunisian and Austrian companies in an ICC case relating to the non-conformity of industrial equipment (Vienna Convention on the international sale of goods - claims: to be determined);

  • 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 : 12,000,000 euros) ;

  • 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 arbitration between a French company belonging to a European aircraft manufacturing group and a Middle East resident buyer ;

  • 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 : 12,000,000 euros) ;

  • 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 sub-contracting contract between a French company and a Singaporean company ;

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

INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY

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

  • Counsel for 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)

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

  • 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

  • ICC case linked to trademark license 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)
  • Acting as counsel in an ICC arbitration case in the interest of an aircraft outfitting company regarding a claim presented by a Middle East client regarding various issues in connection with the sale and purchase of an aircraft (French law - French 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 : 12,000,000 euros) ;

  • CMAP arbitration concerning an aeronautical sub-contracting contract between a French company and a Singaporean company ;

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

  • Counsel to an 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 linked to the breach of satellite TV program broadcasting contracts (claims: $ 72,000,000) ;

  • Counsel to a broadcasting company in a dispute with competing companies for deceptive trade practices and unfair competition.

SERVICES

  • 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, telecommunication and information technologies in connection with the execution of a contrat aiming at providing mobile phone services on a national railway network ;

  • Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in an ICC arbitration between two North African companies relating to a 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 services 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 services 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 (Cameroonian law - claims: 87,000,000 euros)

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

  • Counsel for 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 ;

  • 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

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

  • 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;

  • 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 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 ad hoc international procedings relating to the performance of an agent contract between an Italian company and a French company (Italian law - Languages: French and Italian)

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 (OHADA law – French language) – The award dismissed the junction o the third-party funder as co-claimant.

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