Paris Court of Appeal, 1st Chamber – Section C, 17 April 2008, M. Rachad Itani v Société Générale de Banque au Liban « SGBL » - French International Arbitration Law Reports: 2008
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Philippe Pinsolle is a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP in Paris, and specializes in international arbitration. He has been involved, as counsel or arbitrator, in more than a hundred and fifty international arbitrations, both institutional (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, AFA, Swiss Rules, etc.) and ad hoc, concerning such activities as investment, oil and gas, energy, telecom or defense industry. He is a member of the Paris Bar and of the Bar of England & Wales (Gray's Inn). He is a lecturer on international arbitration at the Universities of Aix-Marseille III, Versailles-St Quentin and Paris 12. Mr. Pinsolle is the former President of the International Arbitration commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and a co-founder of the Young Arbitration Practitioners (YAP). He is the author of numerous articles and case-notes on international arbitration. He holds a J.D. degree from the university of Paris II, a M.Jur. from Oxford University, Hertford College, and an MBA degree from Essec.
Professor Thomas Clay is the Dean of the Versailles Law School and Director of its LLM in International Arbitration in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the only French-language program in international arbitration. A member of the French Arbitration Committee and of the International Arbitration Institute and other institutions, Professor Clay is the author of various books and articles on arbitration, including "The Arbitrator", a treatise on the duties and obligations of arbitrators. He writes a regular column Arbitration Law in the weekly legal journal Dalloz. He also participates in numerous conferences throughout the world on international arbitration and has an extensive practice in arbitration in French, Spanish, English and Italian, collaborating with the ICC, other French institutions, the Milan Arbitration Court, and in Africa and South America. He is also member of the Jurisdiction of Professional Soccer League and Arbitrator in the French Sport Arbitration Chamber.
Thomas Voisin is an Associate in Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration group. He has advised on numerous commercial and investor-State arbitrations. He is a member of the Paris Bar. He graduated from the University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and holds an M.Jur. from Oxford University.
Originally from French International Arbitration Law Reports: 2008
Paris Court of Appeal 1st Chamber – Section C Decision of 17 April 2008 (No. , 5 pages) Docket number: 06/19991
Judgment under appeal: enforcement order rendered on 25 September 2006 by the President’s delegate of the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (Ms. Taillardier-Thomas, VP), declaring enforceable in France an arbitral award rendered on 10 August 2006 by the Bâtonnier (Head of the Bar), Mr. CHAKIB CORTBAWI, recorded under No. 37/6 at the Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Beirut (Lebanon).
Mr. Rachad ITANI
Residing: 65, rue Halle
represented by SCP ARNAUDY-BAECHLIN,
avoués à la Cour,
assisted by Ms. Francesca PARRINELLO, Attorney-at-law, Toque R 98
The company LA SOCIETE GENERALE DE BANQUE AU LIBAN “SGBL”
having its registered office at: Sin El Fil Meta du Nord
registered under the laws of Lebanon
represented by its legal representatives