Founded in 1966 and based in Paris, France, Bredin Prat assists French and international clients in a broad variety of practice areas: Corporate/M&A, Securities Law, Litigation and International Arbitration, Tax, Competition Law, Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Employment and Public Law.
International commercial arbitration has been a key practice area since the firm’s creation. In addition, Bredin Prat has developed a long-standing expertise in investor-State arbitration, having acted for the Arab Republic of Egypt in ICSID arbitrations since 1984. To date, the firm’s International Arbitration practice serves a broad international client base in disputes relating to a wide array of sectors, in particular construction, energy (including oil & gas, electricity and renewables), mining and natural resources, infrastructure, transport, aerospace and defence, telecommunications, media, and waste management services, and with an extensive geographical reach (Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Americas, Asia as well as the Middle East, North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa).
The team also has extensive experience acting in/advising with respect to arbitration-related litigation, such as setting aside or enforcement proceedings before local courts. Bredin Prat, and in particular the arbitration practice, is highly regarded by clients and peers. This is reflected in the consistently high rankings and recognitions attributed to Bredin Prat’s International Arbitration team by the main legal directories and league tables.
In addition to successfully acting as counsel in complex and high-profile cases, members of Bredin Prat’s International Arbitration team frequently act as arbitrators in proceedings under the auspices of the leading arbitration institutions. The team’s members are also consistently individually ranked in the leading directories.