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Agnès Bizard is an International Arbitration Counsel in King & Spalding’s Paris office. Her practice focuses on investment, construction and commercial disputes, with particular focus on infrastructure, energy and manufacturing sectors.

Agnès has participated in numerous arbitral proceedings conducted under the ICSID, ICC, AFA and CCJA arbitration rules, in which she delivered opening and closing arguments and cross-examined witnesses, quantum and technical experts. She has substantial experience in multiple jurisdictions and in Africa especially. She also frequently appears before French courts in set aside proceedings.

Her work includes counseling investors, industrials or States on conflicts regarding expropriation claims, mining and port concession agreements, construction disputes and tax stabilization agreements.

Her work also includes acting as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals.

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Credentials

M.Sc., Public Policy and Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Master 2, International Economic Law, Sorbonne University, Paris I, France

France

Board member of the ICC Observatory (France)

Co-Chair of the IBA Under 40 Arbitration Subcommittee

French Arbitration Committee (CFA)

ICC France

English

French

Spanish

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Counsel for a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a railway in North Africa (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a bottle factory (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a brick factory (Swiss law).

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Counsel for a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a railway in North Africa (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a bottle factory (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a brick factory (Swiss law).

Counsel for a French company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an LNG terminal (French administrative law).

Secretary to arbitral tribunals in two ICC arbitrations relating to the construction of a road and a stadium in a West African country

Representing the Republic of Guinea against BSGR in an ICSID arbitration relating to an alleged expropriation of the rights to exploit an iron mine, on the basis of an investment law (dispute value greater than USD 5 billion).

Representing a British investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Mali relating to several tax measures imposed in breach of a stabilization clause in a concession agreement.

Representing Indonesian investors in an ICSID arbitration against a West African State relating to the State’s revocation of a mining license, on the basis of a mining code and mining agreement.

Representing a German investor against the Kingdom of Spain in an ICSID arbitration under the energy charter treaty and relating to photovoltaic energy.

Representing a West African State in an ICC arbitration against a Russian investor relating to the sale and exploitation of a bauxite plant (dispute value greater than EUR 800 million).

Representing the Republic of Guinea against Getma International in two arbitration proceedings concerning the Government’s termination of a concession agreement relating to management and operation of a port terminal. Arbitration proceedings were administrated by ICSID on the basis of an investment law and by the CCJA on the basis of the concession agreement (dispute value greater than approximately EUR 190 million).

Representing the Republic of Guinea against the Société Industrielle des Boissons de Guinée in an ICSID arbitration relating to the alleged expropriation of a beverage factory, on the basis of an investment law.

Representing a Congolese company in an ICC arbitration relating to the development of a cobalt deposit (dispute value greater than EUR 790 million).

Representing a French company against the Municipality of Lima in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal relating to the construction of highway project (value of the dispute greater than EUR 1.5 billion).

Counsel for British investors against Uruguay in a set aside proceeding before the Paris Court of Appeal (the BIT claim was related to expropriation).

Representing a Canadian airline in a set aside proceeding before the Paris Court of Appeal (the BIT claim was related to transfer of funds).

Representing a French energy company against a consortium of European companies in an ICC arbitration and before the French Council of State relating to the construction of a gas terminal in the south of France.

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Article · Source: Wiki Note - Jus Mundi

July 7, 2020
The Common Court of Justice and Arbitration

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Matters

Counsel for a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a railway in North Africa (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a bottle factory (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a brick factory (Swiss law).

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Matters

Counsel for a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a railway in North Africa (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a bottle factory (Algerian law).

Counsel for an Algerian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a brick factory (Swiss law).

Counsel for a French company in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of an LNG terminal (French administrative law).

Secretary to arbitral tribunals in two ICC arbitrations relating to the construction of a road and a stadium in a West African country

Representing the Republic of Guinea against BSGR in an ICSID arbitration relating to an alleged expropriation of the rights to exploit an iron mine, on the basis of an investment law (dispute value greater than USD 5 billion).

Representing a British investor in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Mali relating to several tax measures imposed in breach of a stabilization clause in a concession agreement.

Representing Indonesian investors in an ICSID arbitration against a West African State relating to the State’s revocation of a mining license, on the basis of a mining code and mining agreement.

Representing a German investor against the Kingdom of Spain in an ICSID arbitration under the energy charter treaty and relating to photovoltaic energy.

Representing a West African State in an ICC arbitration against a Russian investor relating to the sale and exploitation of a bauxite plant (dispute value greater than EUR 800 million).

Representing the Republic of Guinea against Getma International in two arbitration proceedings concerning the Government’s termination of a concession agreement relating to management and operation of a port terminal. Arbitration proceedings were administrated by ICSID on the basis of an investment law and by the CCJA on the basis of the concession agreement (dispute value greater than approximately EUR 190 million).

Representing the Republic of Guinea against the Société Industrielle des Boissons de Guinée in an ICSID arbitration relating to the alleged expropriation of a beverage factory, on the basis of an investment law.

Representing a Congolese company in an ICC arbitration relating to the development of a cobalt deposit (dispute value greater than EUR 790 million).

Representing a French company against the Municipality of Lima in annulment proceedings before the Paris Court of Appeal relating to the construction of highway project (value of the dispute greater than EUR 1.5 billion).

Counsel for British investors against Uruguay in a set aside proceeding before the Paris Court of Appeal (the BIT claim was related to expropriation).

Representing a Canadian airline in a set aside proceeding before the Paris Court of Appeal (the BIT claim was related to transfer of funds).

Representing a French energy company against a consortium of European companies in an ICC arbitration and before the French Council of State relating to the construction of a gas terminal in the south of France.

Insights

Article · Source: Wiki Note - Jus Mundi

July 7, 2020
The Common Court of Justice and Arbitration

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Credentials

M.Sc., Public Policy and Administration, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Master 2, International Economic Law, Sorbonne University, Paris I, France

France

Board member of the ICC Observatory (France)

Co-Chair of the IBA Under 40 Arbitration Subcommittee

French Arbitration Committee (CFA)

ICC France

English

French

Spanish

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