Jean-Georges Betto

Practice Overview

Partner of betto seraglini (Paris)

Jean-Georges specialises in international arbitration. He acts both as arbitrator and as counsel in proceedings conducted under the aegis of the ICC Rules of Arbitration in Paris, London, Geneva, Lausanne, and Brussels. Jean-Georges is trained in French law, private international law and comparative law and handles cases governed by civil law or laws derived from civil law and applicable in many African and Middle Eastern countries.

Jean-Georges is particularly experienced in cases involving engineering and construction, civil aeronautics and defense contracts. In the engineering and construction sector, past cases includes EPC and turnkey contracts for liquefaction trains of natural gas, sulfur recovery units, and gas terminals. His experience in civil aeronautics comprises non-compliance or late delivery of airplanes, engines and landing gears. He is an expert in defense contracts, having dealt with the supply to naval forces of warships, submarines, and torpedoes and the procurement to air forces of troop carriers and fighter jets, sector in which Jean-Georges has successfully advocated multi-billion euros claims based on allegations of bribery, breaches of industrial cooperation and joint venture agreements and infringement of transfer of technology contracts.

Jean-Georges chairs the working group on International Construction of the French Arbitration Committee, is treasurer of the International Academy for Arbitration Law and the former secretary of the working group on the reform of the French arbitration act.


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