Is Paris a good choice of seat for institutional arbitrations?

Yes. Paris courts are very familiar with and supportive of institutional arbitration. Paris is the home of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), a French not-for-profit association founded in 1919 and devoted to the development of international commerce that has been at the forefront of the development of international arbitration. Thousands of arbitrations have been held in Paris under the ICC Arbitration Rules and the supervision of the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration. Paris is also the home to several other arbitration institutions such as the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (CMAP) and the Association Française de l’Arbitrage (AFA). Paris is also a frequent seat for arbitrations under the rules of many other institutions that are themselves not based in Paris, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its international branch (the ICDR), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).