• The Merits of Arbitration Versus Litigation

    June 14 2007, 08:30 - 08:30
    Location: AmCham France

    American Chamber of Commerce in Paris, in its first cooperation with the influential Cercle Montesquieu, is pleased to present a conference on the merits of arbitration versus litigation.
    French and American contract partners have the choice of selecting either litigation or arbitration as the ultimate means of resolving disputes between them that cannot be resolved otherwise.  What are the respective advantages and disadvantages of each?  What can be done to maximize the advantages and minimize the disadvantages of each procedure?
    As the part of Legal Affairs Task Force speaker series, these questions will be addressed from the point of view of senior attorneys who are expert in litigation and arbitration, as well as from the viewpoint of an in-house counsel to a major American company in France.
    Attendees at this event are urged to join the Legal Affairs Task Force and stay until 10:30 for a planning meeting.
    The speakers are:

    Stephen R. Bond.  Mr. Bond is the Paris-based global co-head of the International Arbitration Practice Group of White & Case LLP.  He is a former Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”).

    François Garnier.  Mr. Garnier is Vice President of Legal Affairs of Pfizer France and the newly elected President of the Cercle Montesquieu, the French in-house counsel organization.

    Ron Soffer.  Mr. Soffer is a member of the Paris, New York and Israel Bars.  He is based in Paris.  He founded the Cabinet Ron Soffer in 1994.  The firm focuses on criminal, civil, commercial and antitrust litigation.