How often will I have to travel to Paris during the arbitral procedure?
You can have the seat of your arbitration in Paris without ever needing to come to Paris. This is because it is possible to obtain the benefits of Paris as the legal place of arbitration while holding hearings elsewhere or not holding hearings at all. In most cases, parties will come to Paris at least once during the course of an arbitration – when final hearings are held. In many cases, parties will come to Paris another time to meet in person for a procedural hearing early in the process.
- Will I easily find interpreters and court reporters in Paris to assist me during my arbitration?
- 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?
- By holding my arbitration in Paris, am I obliged to conduct the arbitral proceedings with French arbitrators and lawyers?
- 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?