Pierre R.Heitzmann

Of Counsel

Dubaï + 971.4.709.8484 Paris + 33.1.56.59.46.26

Pierre Heitzmann traite principalement des dossiers d'arbitrage international et de contentieux commerciaux complexes, relatifs notamment à des contrats de licence, contrats de construction et d'ingéniérie, accords de joint ventures, contrats de distribution et litiges post-acquisitions. Pierre Heitzmann conseille des entreprises privées, des Etats et des entités publiques dans le cadre de litiges internationaux.

Pierre Heitzmann intervient aussi bien en qualité d'arbitre que de conseil lors de procédures d'arbitrage international, comprenant, entre autres, des procédures devant la CCI, le DIAC (Dubai International Arbitration Center), la SCC (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce) et en application du règlement de la CNUDCI. Il plaide régulièrement devant les tribunaux français en relation avec des dossiers d'arbitrage. Il est également praticien enregistré par les tribunaux du DIFC (Dubai International Financial Center). Les dossiers récents de Pierre comprennent le suivi en qualité d'arbitre unique de plusieurs arbitrages internationaux ; la représentationen en qualité de lead counsel d'un client européen dans un arbitrage CCI en droit coréen à Tokyo dans un dossier de joint-venture ; l'obtention d'un accord pour un client saoudien lors d'un litige post-acquisition ; l'obtention et l'exécution d'une sentence arbitrale CCI au Maroc dans un litige lié à l'interruption d'un projet de construction ; la conduite d'un arbitrage CCI relatif à un contrat de licence régi par le droit de New York impliquant des demandes pour violation de secrets d'affaires ; la conduite d'un arbitrage CCI à Doha régi par le droit qatari sur un grand projet d'isolation d'une usine de production de gaz et de GNL ; et la représentation d'une société pharmaceutique à l'occasion de diverses procédures en contrefaçon et mettant en cause la validité d'actes administratifs.

Pierre Heitzmann est l'auteur de nombreux articles et commentaires publiés dans des revues d'arbitrage. Avant de s'installer au bureau de Dubai, il est intervenu en tant que Maître de conférences à Sciences-Po Paris en droit international des contrats, et a donné de nombreuses formations en matière d'arbitrage international à l'EFE (Edition Formation Entreprises).

Expérience

  • Global pharmaceutical client wins ICC arbitration arising from collaboration disputeJones Day successfully defended a multinational, pharmaceutical client against a $300-plus million breach-of-contract claim arising from a collaboration agreement and that alleged among other things a failure to use commercially reasonable efforts.
  • Capital Financial Holdings arbitrates before ICSIDJones Day represented Capital Financial Holdings Luxembourg S.A., a Luxembourg investor, in arbitration before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes ("ICSID").
  • Telecommunications company arbitrates shareholder disputes relating to ownership of affiliated companyJones Day is representing a telecommunications company in five parallel arbitration proceedings relating to shareholder disputes connected with the ownership of an affiliated company in the Middle East.
  • Global pharmaceutical company seeks over $1 billion in ICC arbitration related to licensing agreementJones Day successfully represented a global pharmaceutical company seeking over $1 billion in a licensing agreement dispute over royalty payments and the application of U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brulotte and Kimble, among other claims.
  • Pharmaceutical company defends ICC arbitration relating to licensing agreementJones Day is representing a multinational, pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration arising from a dispute over the term of a license agreement and when royalty payment obligations ceased.
  • Middle-East construction company assists in enforcement of first demand bank guaranteeJones Day assisted a major Middle-East construction company in emergency court proceedings for the enforcement of a first demand bank guarantee issued by a leading Italian bank in favor of the key contractor.
  • OHADA reforms arbitration and mediation lawsJones Day is advising the Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, OHADA, in reforming its arbitration act and creating a mediation act.
  • Leading French industrial group obtains recognition and enforcement of ICC award in Morocco against two Moroccan companiesJones Day successfully obtained the enforcement of an ICC award in Morocco for a leading French industrial group against two Moroccan companies following the termination of a contract for the delivery of a cement plant.
  • Leading French automotive manufacturer obtains ICC award against Korean company for breach of joint venture agreementJones Day obtained an ICC award issued in Tokyo for a leading French automotive manufacturer against a Korean company for breach of a joint venture agreement and misappropriation of know-how.
  • International contractor arbitrates joint venture agreement involving airport construction project in DubaiJones Day is acting for an international contractor in a DIFC/LCIA arbitration related to the determination of a joint venture agreement relating to works carried out on an airport construction project in Dubai.
  • Japanese pharmaceutical company prevails in ICC arbitrationJones Day successfully represented a Japanese pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration with a U.S. pharmaceutical company regarding a contractual and intellectual property dispute in France.
  • Major construction company defends against ICC arbitration concerning gas pipeline in QatarJones Day is acting for a major construction company in an ICC arbitration brought by a subcontractor in relation to additional works performed on a gas pipeline in Qatar.
  • Japanese pharmaceutical company arbitrates intellectual property dispute with U.S. companyJones Day is representing a Japanese pharmaceutical company involved in an ICC arbitration with a U.S. pharmaceutical company regarding intellectual property rights.
  • Leading Japanese pharmaceutical company seeks compensation against generic manufacturersJones Day is representing a leading Japanese pharmaceutical company in claims against several generic manufacturers involving the launch of products in France.
  • Finnish industrial group in arbitration with a private investor group over the sale of a group of companiesJones Day represented a Finnish industrial group in a dispute over the sale of a group of companies to a private investor group from the United Kingdom and France in a Frankfurt-based, ICC arbitration in English, under English and German law.
  • Onyx prevails in ICC arbitrations claiming breach of representations and warranties for waste facility purchased in MexicoJones Day represented Onyx S.A., a French subsidiary of Veolia Environnement involved in international waste management, with regard to a dispute that arose after it acquired a hazardous waste landfill in Mexico in 2000.
  • Interventions

    • June 10, 2015
      Qatar & Middle East: International Arbitration Summit
    • April 14, 2015
      Global Disputes Seminar - Saving Time and Costs: A Roundtable Discussion On The New ICC Rules and Alternative Arbitration Rules in The MENA Region
    • March 6, 2014
      2014 International Arbitration Seminar - Tokyo
    • 25 novembre 2011
      Le nouveau réglement d'arbitrage de la CCI : les changements majeurs à prendre en compte pour la résolution de vos litiges
    • 25 novembre 2011
      Le nouveau règlement d'arbitrage de la CCI: les changements majeurs à prendre en compte pour la résolution de vos litiges
    • May 22, 2008
      Arbitration and EC Competition Law - Legal effects on arbitral awards, Swedish Arbitration Association and Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
    • 9 novembre 2007
      L'entreprise en difficulté et l'arbitrage, Les modes alternatifs de règlement des litiges dans la vie de l'entreprise
    • September 21, 2007
      Confidentiality and privileges in cross-border legal practice: the need for a global standard? ASA Annual Meeting
    • August 23, 2007
      Insolvency Across the Borders: the Impact of Bankruptcy Proceedings on Arbitration Proceedings, AIJA Congress
    • 22 mars 2007
      Ajustements de prix post-closing : les nouvelles tendances
    • March 22, 2006
      Choice of Forum for Dispute Resolution (EFE) French Business Law in English
    • December 8, 2005
      International Arbitration: arbitration agreements and the conduct of arbitral proceedings (EFE)
    • June 23, 2005
      Dispute resolution in France (EFE) Paris, France
    • March 24, 2005
      Domestic and International Arbitration: keeping the procedure under control and ensuring the enforcement of the award (LJA/Lamy)
    • March 24, 2005
      Arbitrage interne et international - Comment sécuriser la procédure arbitrale? Seminar organized by La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires (Les Matinées-Débats)