McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)

Jacob Grierson

McDermott Will & Emery (Paris)

Jacob Grierson represents clients from numerous countries in a broad range of international arbitrations, including disputes arising out of the oil and gas, construction, telecom and internet industries. Jacob has represented clients in matters involving joint venture disputes, post-merger and acquisition disputes, licensing disputes and distribution and franchising disputes, among others. He has handled arbitrations in all of the major places of arbitration, although predominantly in London and Paris.

Jacob has extensive experience in arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), as well as in investment arbitrations, including those under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and in ad hoc arbitrations. Additionally, Jacob is a Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)-qualified mediator, with a focus on helping clients achieve amicable settlements of disputes either before or during arbitrations. He has also acted as sole arbitrator and president in a number of ICC arbitrations in London and in Paris.

Prior to joining the Firm, Jacob practiced at a leading US firm and before that at the prestigious One Essex Court Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC in London from 1994 to 2001. He is the Treasurer of the Arbitration Academy and a Vice-President of the recently launched Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Center. He has co-authored articles and handbooks on arbitration, including Arbitrating under the 2012 ICC Rules : An Introductory User’s Guide, published by Kluwer Law International, and is a visiting professor (chargé de cours) at the College of Europe in Bruges, the University of Versailles, the University of Paris-Descartes, the University of Paris-Assas and the University of Paris Est-Créteil.

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163 Bulletin

David Henry, Dr. Boris Uphoff, Jacob Grierson, Jacques Buhart, Nisrin Abelin The EU Court of Justice holds that a jurisdiction clause is not excluded when it does not expressly refer to disputes relating to liability resulting from an abuse of dominant position (Apple / MJA)


Application of Jurisdiction Clauses to Competition Damages Actions Depends on Cause of Action* Summary The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently ruled that a jurisdiction clause does not need to refer expressly to disputes arising from a breach of competition law where damages are claimed (...)

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