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Pierre Linais

T: +33 1 44 15 82 08 M: +33 6 07 55 13 80 Email Pierre | Vcard Office: Paris

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Pierre Linais Associate

Contact details

Pierre Linais

Pierre Linais
Associate

T: +33 1 44 15 82 08 M: +33 6 07 55 13 80 Email Pierre | Vcard Office: Paris

Pierre specialises in international commercial disputes, particularly on banking and insurance matters as well as in the energy and transportation sectors.
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Pierre's experience covers working for major banks and energy companies. He regularly represents clients in the mining and construction industries internationally, especially within Africa.

He also has significant experience in the area of insurance, advising clients on professional and product liability matters mostly in the energy, chemicals and construction industries.

Pierre speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris bar.

  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction and engineering dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
  • Shipping litigation

French multi-national bank

Representing French multi-national bank against its insurers on fraud cover (bankers blanket bond) disputes in relation to two majors events for losses in excess of €500 million.

Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company

Representing a Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company in domestic court proceedings for urgent conservatory measures in support of ICC arbitration in relation to an off-shore drilling contract dispute.

Iranian distributor of pharmaceuticals and biomedical products

Representing an Iranian distributor of pharmaceuticals and bio medical products in complex litigation against a listed US company and its French subs in relation to the termination of several multi-million euros contracts further to the wrongful application of US sanctions.

Canadian producer of components for computers

Representing a Canadian producer of video card components and equipment for personal computers against its French distributor before the commercial court of Paris.

Enforcement proceedings

Representing several clients in enforcement proceedings.

More: Commercial litigation

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a worldwide engineering and construction group in a dispute over the performance of a gas compression unit following the breakage of a valve component and guarantee action against the supplier of the valve.

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a worldwide engineering and construction group on a matter regarding the collapse of a building.

French construction group

Representing a French construction group in a contractual dispute with regards to the sale of a quarry.

More: Construction and engineering dispute resolution

Multi-national professional service firm

Representing a multi-national professional service firm in ICC arbitration in a contractual dispute against a German engineering company over the payment of consultancy fees.

Shipbuilding and marine engineering company

Assisting a shipbuilding and marine engineering company in a pre-ICC arbitration dispute against its buyer in relation to the construction of a passenger ferry and alleged non-conformities.

Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company

Representing a Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company in domestic court proceedings for urgent conservatory measures in support of ICC arbitration in relation to an off-shore drilling contract dispute.

More: International arbitration

German multi-national bank

Assisting a multinational bank in the repossession of a cargo ship arrested in Lomé, Togo by third party creditors.

French multi-national Bank

Assisting a multi-national bank to arrest a bulk carrier in France.

Shipbuilding and marine engineering company

Assisting a shipbuilding and marine engineering company in a pre-ICC arbitration dispute against its buyer in relation to the construction of a passenger ferry and alleged non-conformities.

Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company

Representing a Venezuelan state owned oil and gas company in domestic court proceedings for urgent conservatory measures in support of ICC arbitration in relation to an off-shore drilling contract dispute.

More: Shipping litigation
  • Construction and engineering
  • Insurance

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a worldwide engineering and construction group in a dispute over the performance of a gas compression unit following the breakage of a valve component and guarantee action against the supplier of the valve.

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a worldwide engineering and construction group on a matter regarding the collapse of a building.

French construction group

Representing a French construction group in a contractual dispute with regards to the sale of a quarry.

More: Construction and engineering

French multi-national bank

Representing French multi-national bank against its insurers on fraud cover (Bankers Blanket Bond) disputes in relation to two majors events for losses in excess of €500 million.

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a major Canadian construction company and its insurer in a dispute over the performance of a gas compression unit following the breakage of a valve component and guarantee action against the supplier of the valve.

Canadian engineering and construction company

Representing a worldwide engineering and construction group and its insurer on a matter regarding the collapse of a building.

More: Insurance
  • Africa
  • Iran

Chad

Advice, assistance and representation of KBR (ExxonMobil's contractor) before the Chadian courts (including the Chad Supreme Sourt) regarding numerous claims by sub-contractors in relation to the Chad-Cameroon Petroleum Development and Pipeline Project.

Advice, assistance and representation before the Chadian courts of a Malaysian oil and gas company.

Togo

Assisting a multi-national bank in the repossession of a cargo ship arrested in Lomé by third party creditors.

Mali

Advising a company which will exploit a gold mine in Mali, Africa regarding a potential litigation with the local company that initially sold the exploration permit

Gabon

Assisting a Malaysian oil and gas company with regards to the setting up of a subsidiary in Gabon.

More: Africa

Iranian distributor of pharmaceuticals and bio medical products

Representing an Iranian distributor of pharmaceuticals and bio medical products in complex litigation against a listed US company and its French subs in relation to the termination of several multi-million euros contracts further to the wrongful application of US sanctions.

Iranian automotive manufacturer

Representing an Iranian automotive manufacturer against its French distributer before French courts over the wrongful termination of various service and distribution contracts.

Iranian bank

Advising an Iranian bank on the application of EU sanctions and their impact on their French directors and officers.

More: Iran

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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