ClaireHabibi

Counsel

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Claire Habibi's practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation and international arbitration. She advises French and international clients and assists them in prelitigation, litigation and arbitration proceedings, expert proceedings, and means of enforcement in connection with, inter alia, construction and engineering projects, investment disputes, industrial risks, and liability issues.

Her recent representations include assisting a multinational oil and gas company before the French commercial court in connection with the enforcement of an ICC arbitral award against an African state amounting to approximately one billion euros; assisting and representing a foreign company, in the context of the enforcement of an arbitral award rendered against a foreign state, before French courts and in mediation and arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules; representing a Luxembourg investor against a foreign state in an arbitration under the ICSID rules; representing a prominent businessman in an arbitration under the OHADA rules with respect to a contractual dispute; and representing a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company in claims against several generic manufacturers involving the launch of products in France.

Claire has made several presentations relating to the jurisdiction clause in international contracts and on product liability risks and has published several commentaries and articles on that topic.

Experience

Dexia Crédit Local and Caisse Française de Financement Local defend against lawsuit relating to structured loans
Jones Day successfully defended Dexia Crédit Local SA and Caisse Française de Financement Local before the Versailles Court of Appeal and the Nanterre Civil Court in connection with a lawsuit initiated by the City of Saint-Leu-la-Forêt related to structured loans.

Dexia Credit Local defends over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities
Jones Day is representing Dexia Credit Local in connection with over 200 high profile financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities, advising Dexia on the legal and procedural strategy involving banking and derivative law, lenders' contractual and tort liability, financial services regulation, and public law issues.

Société de Financement Local and Caisse Française de Financement Local defend in over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities
Jones Day is lead counsel to Société de Financement Local and Caisse Française de Financement Local in over 200 financial litigations relating to structured products commercialized to public sector entities.

ENI group completes acquisition of block of shares in Altergaz
After assisting the ENI group in the December 2010 acquisition of the shares held by the founders of Altergaz S.A., a company that operates in the mass market segment of the French gas market and that is listed on the "marché libre", Jones Day assisted the ENI group in the acquisition of approximately 38% of the share capital of Altergaz S.A. from certain minority shareholders and related settlement of minority shareholder litigation increasing ENI's stake from approximately 60% to 98%.

Additional Publications

  • 11 Juillet 2018Petites Affiches n° 138 : Les chantiers de la justice, une impulsion nouvelle aux modes alternatifs de règlement des différends
  • Juillet 2018Petites Affiches n°138 - Les chantiers de la justice, une impulsion nouvelle aux modes alternatifs de règlement des différends
  • 23 juin 2017Petites Affiches n°125 - La responsabilité du fait des produits : Les conditions de mise en oeuvre de la responsabilité du fait des produits défectueux.
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