- 21 September 2023
- 16 h 00 min - 17 h 30 min
GAP JOURNAL SERIES – Dutco
On Thursday 21 September at 4pm CEST took place an in-depth 90mn discussion of the French Court of Cassation decision in: Dutco (see here and translation here), in our ‘A Case in Time’ journal series.
The speakers for this episode included Wesley Chan (Drew & Napier LLC), Gaëlle Filhol (Pinsent Masons), Paul Kleist (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP) and Leyou Tameru (I-Arb Africa) with Laurie Achtouk-Spivak (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP) moderating (short bios of the speakers below).
The recording is available here.
ABOUT THE GAP AND THE SPEAKERS
The Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP) is designed to assist in-house counsel, corporate lawyers and arbitration practitioners with efficiently accessing key insights into a large range of jurisdictions, including for the purposes of negotiating the choice of arbitral seats and conducting arbitral proceedings in those jurisdictions.
Laurie Achtouk-Spivak is a Cleary Gottlieb partnerand co-leads the firm’s international arbitration practice in Paris. She has over 15 years of experience in handling the most high stake international arbitration matters. Laurie also has experience acting as an arbitrator and is a CEDR-accredited mediator. Laurie has significant experience in representing clients in arbitrations in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy and natural resources, infrastructure projects, financial services, and life sciences. Laurie is a thought leader in her field, being widely published on international arbitration and international investment law. She also takes part in the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, as well as the ICC Task Force on “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration.” She is a member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, ArbitralWomen, ILA, CFA, and ICCA. She is on the board of the French branch of the International Law Association.
Wesley Chan is an associate director at Drew & Napier LLC in Singapore. His practice focuses on complex civil litigation and arbitration, and he has an active practice in local and cross-border disputes involving commercial contracts, shareholders’ rights, trusts, tort, construction, white collar crime and defamation. Wesley has acted for governments, multinational corporations, financial institutions and high-net-worth individuals at all levels of the Singapore Courts and in international arbitration, and often manages related proceedings in the United States of America, England, British Virgin Islands, India and China.Wesley graduated on the overall Dean’s List from the National University of Singapore.
Gaëlle Filhol co-heads the Paris international arbitration team of Pinsent Masons. She acts as counsel and arbitrator in international commercial disputes, especially in the sectors of aviation/aerospace and construction, including energy (nuclear and oil & gas), infrastructure and heavy industry. She also acts regularly in international disputes relating to post-M&A transactions, as well as information and high technologies.
Paul Kleist is a senior associate in the London office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he focuses on international arbitration and litigation. Paul has a wide variety of experience before both international arbitration tribunals and domestic courts; he has represented sovereign States and multinational corporations in complex international arbitrations conducted under the rules of the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes, including the ICC, SIAC, the LCIA, the SCC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL. He also has significant experience in relation to the application of U.S. discovery rules in cross-border litigation, including the discovery statute 28 U.S.C. § 1782. Paul is currently serving as Co-Director of Events for Young ICCA and previously was resident Cleary’s New York office from 2016-2018. Prior to joining the firm, he completed a two-year federal appellate clerkship.
Leyou Tameru is an independent arbitrator listed in arbitrator panels around the world and an expert in Africa focused international Arbitration. She regularly consults on international arbitration cases concerning African private and state owned entities as well as advising governments and international government organizations on investment and policy matters. As the founder of I-Arb Africa, the information platform for African arbitration, Leyou plays an important role in the development of arbitration in the continent. She has a keen interest in ISDS, the nexus between policy and investment and creative ways of using data to create awareness. Leyou currently serves as a Court Member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris (France). Named as one of Africa’s 30 most promising arbitration practitioners in 2022, Leyou is currently serving on the editorial boards of the ICC Bulletin and the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration.