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Manuel Tomas is a former counsel in the litigation and dispute management department at Eversheds Sutherland, specialising in litigation and international commercial arbitration.
He assists and represents French and international clients in civil, commercial and international matters before the French courts and in the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Corporate Law in Africa (OHADA) zone, with an emphasis on commercial and corporate litigation, product liability and industrial risk.
His experience also includes cases in which he advises and represents governments, state entities and private multinational companies in proceedings before institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals (including under ICC and CCJA).
His most recent experiences include assisting a global energy trading company before the Paris Court of Appeal on a dispute in relation to the implementation of a supply contract of petroleum products in Mauritania; assisting one of the top engineering design firms in multiple disputes relating to alleged defective works and corporate issues; assisting a South Korean conglomerate company in multiple expertise proceedings; assisting an English bank before the Paris Enforcement Judge and the Paris Court of Appeal in successfully resisting the enforcement of a Panamanian arbitral award; assisting a top international logistics company in an arbitration under the auspices of the CCJA; and assisting a trade association of the world’s airlines against a Cameroonian party in an arbitration under the auspices of the ICC.
He regularly contributes to legal reviews with articles on both litigation and arbitration.
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