Paris Court of Appeal, 29 May 2018, Elcir v. Bouygues Batiment Ile de France, no. 15/20168

Bouygues Bâtiment IDF (Bouygues) and the Lebanese company Elcir entered into a sub-contracting agreement relating to construction work in Paris. A dispute subsequently arose, leading Bouygues to initiate arbitral proceedings and to designate an arbitrator. The latter was disqualified by Elcir and replaced by another arbitrator, also listed in the list attached to the arbitral [...]

Montpellier Court of Appeal, 12 October 2017, Zwahlen & Mayr v. Bouygues Travaux Publics, no. 17/00269

The so-called Bouygues arbitration clauses include a closed list of arbitrators to appoint. They do not violate the equality of the parties in the appointment of the arbitrators and are not manifestly inapplicable [under French law, the arbitral tribunal has always jurisdiction unless the clause that underlies its jurisdiction is void or inapplicable], given that [...]

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