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Léa Defranchi is an international construction arbitration specialist based in the Geneva office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. She focuses on disputes in connection with complex construction and engineering projects in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. Léa has acted on arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules. She also has experience with procedural laws of a number of countries, including Switzerland, Sweden and France, as well as several Middle East countries. Lea’s subject matter expertise includes arbitrators’ conflicts of interest and duties of disclosure under Swedish law and soft law, security for costs under the UNCITRAL Rules 1976 and clarification/correction of arbitral awards. She advises on issues relating to liquidated damages, variations, non-conformance reports, concurrent delay and design obligations. She is the co-author of several publications covering international arbitration and construction topics.
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