By holding my arbitration in Paris, am I obliged to conduct the arbitral proceedings with French arbitrators and lawyers?
No. For over a century, Paris has hosted many thousands of international arbitrations, many of which have no links with France. Parties have been and remain totally free to conduct their arbitrations in the language they wish, applying rules and laws of their choice, with arbitrators and lawyers of their choice. Moreover, the French arbitration community itself includes multilingual practitioners of many nationalities who are up to date on economic and political issues that can have an impact on the resolution of complex, transnational commercial and financial disputes.
- Will I easily find interpreters and court reporters in Paris to assist me during my arbitration?
- How often will I have to travel to Paris during the arbitral procedure?
- Is there any major consideration to take into account when selecting the seat of arbitration?
- Can I select Paris as the seat for an ad hoc arbitration?
- Is Paris a good choice of seat for institutional arbitrations?
- Does the law applicable to the contract usually determine the seat of the arbitration?
- When I decide to hold an international arbitration in Paris, am I free to choose the language of the procedure and the law that will govern my contract?
- In choosing Paris as my seat of arbitration, do I guarantee the independence of my arbitrators?
- Is there any advantage to choosing Paris as the place of arbitration for an ICSID or other arbitration between a State and a private party?
- Can I easily find specialists in my field in Paris?
- Does France have its own “idea” of what international arbitration means?
- Is Paris a leading venue in terms of the number of arbitrations held over recent years?
- Is Paris a well-regarded seat of arbitration?