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Arbitration

We are very active in domestic and international arbitration

The firm’s lawyers are very active in domestic and international arbitration. They act both as counsel and as arbitrator and chairman of the arbitral tribunal.

Boussayene Knani & Associés has accompanied Tunisian and international groups in institutional or ad hoc arbitrations and proceedings, both in Tunisia and abroad. Moreover, Boussayene Knani & Associés favors, when the situation allows, the implementation of an amicable conflict resolution process.

The firm has recently defended the interests of its clients in Belgium, Turkey, Switzerland and Italy.

Boussayene Knani & Associés regularly intervenes in arbitrations in English, French and Arabic.

Cases handled by the firm:

– ICC International Arbitration n°16395/ND: Hirvalon Finance LTD (British Virgin Islands) and Gladinan Invest LTD (British Virgin Islands) C/ Julien Sprecher (France) Alex Berrier (France) Sprecher Berrier & Partners FZCO (Dubai). (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as President of the Arbitral Tribunal).

– ICSID Arbitration: Tunisian State C/ A major player in the banking sector. (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as a consultant of the Tunisian State).

– International Arbitration: This dispute which opposed a Tunisian Group operating in the public works sector to a Spanish Group concerned the compensation of the damage resulting from the wrongful interruption of the negotiations relating to the construction of an Olympic stadium (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as a lawyer of the Tunisian party).

– International arbitration: A Tunisian hotel group C/ Chaîne SOL (Spain) (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as a lawyer of the Tunisian Group).

– Ad hoc arbitration: Entreprises des travaux pub du sahel C/ Hôtel thalasso Mehdia (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as co-arbitrator).

– Ad hoc arbitration: Tunisian Group “leader” in the fish farming sector C/ A foreign company which carried out the construction works of the breeding ponds. This dispute concerned the compensation of the damage due to faults at the end of the construction works. (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as a lawyer of the Tunisian Group).

– Ad hoc arbitration: This dispute opposes a French oil and gas company to company producing, distributing and marketing petroleum products. This dispute concerns the violation of a pre-emption clause included in the shareholders’ agreement (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as counsel for the French party).

– International arbitration: Tunisie Télécom C/ COMATEL & BSA. This is a dispute between shareholders concerning the capital structure (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as a lawyer for Tunisie Télécom).

– Ad hoc arbitration: Venus Hotel Management C/ Société d’Etudes et de Promotion Touristique de Hammamet (Maître Youssef Knani managed this arbitration as co-arbitrator).

– Ad hoc arbitration: This dispute opposed a large company operating in the metallurgical sector to one of its main clients (Maître Mehrez Boussayene managed this arbitration as a lawyer).

– Ad hoc arbitration in the sports sector: (Maître Mehrez Boussayene managed several cases as arbitrator).

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