Elie Kleiman has 30 years of experience in dispute resolution, with a significant focus on cross-border litigation, international arbitration, and crisis management. He also has experience in competition, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and white collar crime. He has advised large French and international companies as lead counsel in many high-profile disputes involving complex, business-sensitive issues, bringing many of the disputes to an optimal conclusion, either in court, through arbitration, or through imaginative settlement solutions.
Elie's arbitration experience covers investment, trade, joint ventures, and shareholders' agreements as well as long-term contracts, representations and warranties, licensing, distribution, and construction, particularly in the energy and natural resources, chemicals, life sciences, infrastructure and transport, telecommunications, media, and technology sectors. He has in-depth knowledge of many institutional arbitration rules and ad hoc arbitration. He regularly sits as an arbitrator and as a mediator.
Elie's litigation experience covers public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate disputes, complex commercial contracts, corporate governance and directors' liability, securities fraud and market abuse, tort and negligence, banking liability, insolvency, and product liability. His extensive experience in cross-border disputes includes designing effective strategies for evidence and assets preservation, coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, and enforcement against private and sovereign parties. He regularly advises global clients in crisis management and damage control situations.
Elie is very active in the French legal community, serving as a member of several think tanks and promoting Paris as a hub for international dispute resolution. He writes on international arbitration and litigation and teaches at several Paris universities.