News 13 Oct. 2009

Curtis Partner Geoffroy Lyonnet Spearheads ICC Guide On Rules of Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

Paris, October 12, 2009 — Under the co-chairmanship of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP partner Geoffroy Lyonnet, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards has prepared the first systematic review of national rules of procedure for recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards. More than 100 international arbitration lawyers from in excess of 70 countries contributed to the “Guide to National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of New York Convention Awards”, which represents the culmination of a vast study to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention (United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards).

Lyonnet is a partner in the International Arbitration and Corporate groups at Curtis. His arbitration activities have involved international disputes in a variety of fields, including mergers and acquisitions, agriculture, oil, concession, distribution and construction under diverse applicable laws and arbitration rules. Lyonnet also has served as arbitrator, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator, and as an expert witness in French and international arbitration law before U.S. courts.

The Curtis international arbitration practice covers disputes under the ICC, ICSID, AAA, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules and ad hoc arbitration. The firm's attorneys are highly experienced in all aspects of international arbitration involving public and private entities throughout the world. Curtis is known for acting on behalf of states, state-owned entities and international organizations both in disputes and non-contentious matters.

About the International Chamber of Commerce
The ICC was founded in 1919 to serve world business by promoting trade and investment, open markets for goods and services, and the free flow of capital. The organization's original nucleus, representing the private sectors of Belgium, Britain, France, Italy and the United States, has since expanded to become a world business organization with thousands of member companies and associations in approximately 130 countries. Members include many of the world's most influential companies and represent every major industrial and service sector. For more information about the International Chamber of Commerce, visit the ICC Web site.

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