Jean-Georges Betto

Skills

Jean-Georges Betto specializes in international arbitration. He has developed recognized expertise as counsel in complex and sensitive cases in the fields of defense, aviation, engineering and construction, as well as energy and reinsurance. He is regularly appointed as an arbitrator and works both in French and English.

Jean-Georges Betto is an Expert of the Club des Juristes. He is a Board member of the International Academy for Arbitration Law and speaks at international conferences. He is also President of the endowment fund betto seraglini for International Justice and of the think-tank “Cabinets de croissance”. He is the former Chairman of the French Arbitration Committee task force on International Construction and the former Secretary to the working group of the French Arbitration Committee reporting on the reform of the French Arbitration Act.

Jean-Georges Betto is listed in the major specialized rankings:

  • Best Lawyers 2018: Lawyer of the Year – International Arbitration Paris
  • Who’s Who Legal France: International Arbitration 2017: “Jean-Georges Betto handles both domestic and international disputes. He has notable depth of expertise in construction cases, and additional experience in defence and construction matters.”
  • Chambers Global 2017: Jean-Georges Betto is “very well known”
  • Who’s Who Legal 2016: “Jean-Georges Betto is ‘highly in-demand’ due to his impressive depth of knowledge and expertise in a number of fields ranging from defence to the industrial and energy sectors. Sources laud his ‘dynamic and personable manner’ and his ‘impressive record in difficult cases’.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2016: “Jean-Georges has ‘great knowledge of the defence and aviation areas’.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015: “Jean-Georges Betto is ‘a master tactician with an unparalleled eye for finding the points that really matter’.”
  • Who’s Who Legal 2015: “Jean-Georges Betto has expertise in the defence, aviation, engineering and construction, energy and reinsurance sectors and serves as counsel and arbitrator.”
  • Chambers Global 2015: “His experience covers complex and sensitive disputes in sectors such as construction, engineering and defence.”
  • Magazine Décideurs 2014: Classé dans les 50 avocats d’affaires parmi les meilleurs
  • Legal 500 Paris 2014:  “Jean-Georges Betto possède une réputation d’excellence méritée.
  • Chambers 2014: “Sources describe him as “a very talented lawyer.” He has particular expertise in construction, defence and aviation disputes.”
  • Legal 500 2014: “‘always provides laser-sharp analyses’, and is ‘a brilliant tactician, shrewd advocate and engaging personae’.”
  • Chambers 2013: “His dynamic style continues to impress commentators, one of whom said: ‘He’s young and robust, and I am consistently impressed by him’.”
  • Legal 500 2013: “has an excellent track record and is praised for his ‘excellent relationship skills’.”
  • Legal 500 2012: “[…] often acting on the winning side, […]  Jean-Georges Betto, is “a creative, dynamic and cool-minded lawyer, recommended for difficult cases”[…] .”
  • Chambers 2012: “charming, tenacious and 100% committed. He is especially well known for his work in the defense, energy, construction and insurance sectors.”

Publications

  • Prorogation, estoppel et renonciation : variations sur le délai d’arbitrage en droit de l’arbitrage interne“, note following Civ. 1ère, 22 September 2010 and Paris, 1ère Ch. C., 19 November 2009, 2011 Rev. arb. 152 (with A. Reynaud).
  • Le nouveau règlement d’arbitrage de la CNUDCI“, Option Droit & Affaires, 8 December 2010 (with A. Job).
  • Validité de l’engagement d’une société à l’arbitrage“, note following Civ. 1ère, 8 July 2009, Il Diritto Marittimo, I-2011 (with A. Job).
  • Affaire Inserm : le tribunal des conflits créé un nouveau régime pour le contentieux post-arbitral relatif aux contrats administratifs internationaux“, Option Droit & Affaires, 8 September 2010 (with A. Job).
  • “Le tiers évaluateur : arbitre ou mandataire?“, note following Com. 16 February 2010, Option Droit & Affaires, 2 June 2010 (with A. Job).
  • Enfin la définition de l’estoppel en droit français“, Option Droit & Affaires, 1 April 2010 (with A. Job).
  • Le livre vert de la Commission européenne, une menace pour l’arbitrage en Europe?“, Option Droit & Affaires, 7 October 2009 (with Laurent Gouiffès).
  • Opinion dissidente et secret du délibéré arbitral“, note following Paris, 9 October 2008, Rev. arb. 2009, 352 (with A. Canivet).
  • “Arbitration draws lessons from recent blows: ICC techniques on controlling times and costs”, Practical Law Company, Volume 2: arbitration, 2008-2009.
  • Pour la consécration de la notion de sentence arbitrale provisoire en droit français de l’arbitrage international“, III Cahiers de l’arbitrage 8 (2006).
  • Parties’ contribution to the arbitral award: submission of a synopsis of the award“, 2006 (1) Stockholm Int’l Arb. Rev. 65.
  • “International Arbitration : New Trends“, 2006 Int’l Bus. L. J. 371 (with J. Fry, M. Henry, E. Kleiman, and P. Pinsolle).
  • La sentence condamnant à relever et garantir constitue un titre exécutoire“, note following Civ. 2ème, 8 July 2004, Rev. arb. 2006, 99.
  • Simplifier et actualiser l’arbitrage international“, Les Echos, 20 February 2006, at 15.
  • L’obligation pour l’arbitre de statuer en équité: principe et sanction“, Rev. arb. 2004, 907.
  • “International Arbitration and Defense Secret”, 2004 Int’l Bus. L. J. 827.
  • Chronique de jurisprudence française, note following Civ. 2ème, 10 July 2003 and Paris, 1ère Ch. C, 28 November 2002 and 27 May 2003, Rev. arb. 2003, 1359.
  • “International Arbitration and Projects Finance: the view point of practitioners”, 2003 Int’l Bus. L. J. 831.
  • Expiration du délai d’arbitrage : la jurisprudence sur la prorogation tacite n’est-elle pas dans une impasse?“, note following Civ. 2ème, 8 March, 18 October 2001 and 4 April 2002 and Paris, 1ère Ch. C, 17 January 2002, Rev. arb. 2002, 899.
  • Respect du contradictoire et mesure d’instruction conduite personnellement par l’arbitre“, note following Civ. 2ème, 25 March and 30 September 1999, Rev. arb. 2000, 267.
  • “Le respect du principe de la contradiction : renforcement du contrôle?“, note following Civ. 2ème, 10 November 1998, Rev. arb. 1998, 680.
  • International Arbitration Award Digest, 2002 Int’l Bus. L. J. 843; 2002 Int’l Bus. L. J. 111; 2001 Int’l Bus. L. J. 648; 2001 Int’l Bus. L. J. 234; 2000 Int’l Bus. L. J. 1040.
  • Sous-traitances internationales : comment écarter la loi française de 1975“, 1999 Int’l Bus. L. J. 411.

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