[NEGOTIATION] To Negotiate, but How? The Example of Cross-border Intellectual Property Disputes from a French Perspective

I. Introduction      In order to resolve cross-border intellectual property (IP) disputes, French companies are increasingly trying to reach amicable settlements by negotiation, whether with or without the support of a mediator, before having recourse to state courts or arbitration. The reason for this lies both, in the specific nature of IP, that always involves…

[ENERGY] Financing of renewable energies: a false start for citizens’ investment?

A fact that has already been established for several years is unrelenting: whereas renewable energies have never been as popular among the French1 and although the government has declared ambitious targets for 2030, the large majority of projects concerning electricity or biogas production systems using renewable energy sources (“RE projects”) are challenged in court, thus…

[ARBITRATION] The enforcement of international arbitral awards: strategic considerations when the new york convention does not apply

“I am finally getting my money!” This is the first thing that crosses someone’s mind when he or she gets a favorable arbitral award. Although in more than 90 % of the cases, international arbitral awards are said to be voluntarily complied with by non-prevailing parties1, in the remaining 10 %, the prevailing party has…