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International Arbitration

Representation of American technology company in connection to LCIA arbitration against Italian finance company relating to convertible debt.
Representing a global oil and gas engineering contractor in pursuing claims against the prime contractor on a US Gulf of Mexico project for an oil major in ICC arbitration proceeding seated in London, including claims regarding changes to scope, delay and disruption with claims and counterclaims valued at over US$80mn.
Representing the owner and operator of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Africa in a London-seated, LCIA Administered arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules, regarding a claim in respect of alleged delays and defects in the construction of the plant against the contractor, with total sums in issue valued at over US$2bn.
Representing a US manufacturer of veterinary products in Geneva Seated-ICC arbitration proceedings against its former European distributor, relating to the distributor's use of packaging and branding alleged to be in breach of a prior written agreement.

Representing a leading manufacturer of pre-cast concrete in ICC arbitration against a multi-national construction consortium concerning the manufacture of concrete structural elements for use in a major public transportation project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The arbitration, seated in the Dubai International Financial Centre, involved multiple complex claims and counterclaims asserted under Saudi Arabian law, of a total value in excess of USD 40 million. 

Representing the owner of the largest refinery in Libya in ICC arbitration proceedings in connection with disputes with its crude oil supplier and breaches of a Feedstock Supply Agreement.

Represented CNOOC in a joint operating agreement (JOA) dispute with a local operator in Indonesia relating to a longstanding offshore production sharing contract with Indonesia.

Representation of a Taiwanese pharmaceutical company in relation to the termination of a license agreement relating to drug development

Represented a U.S. manufacturer of aeronautical components in a Geneva-seated French law ICC arbitration of a US$20 million contractual dispute with a leading French jet engine manufacturer.

Representation of an Israeli pension fund in US$15 million AAA arbitration against co-investors / promotors seated in New York concerning loss of investment in real estate.

This case involving represeting Brazilian contruction conglomerate, Primav (part of the CR Almeida Group, in relation to a partnership with Fraport, the German airport services company, in relation to a partnership and joint bid agreement to bid for conce

Defending a claim in ICC arbitration proceedings from development manager terminated for dishonesty on a large private real estate development in Doha, Qatar.

Acting for the claimant in ICC arbitration proceedings for consultant’s unpaid fees for architectural branding services on the Doha Metro Gold Line in Qatar.

Defending a claim in ICC arbitration proceedings following the failure of a joint venture to build an Energy Centre in FIFA 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar.

Defending a claim in ICC arbitration proceedings from a sub-contractor for disruption relating to construction of chemical plant processing facility in Ras Laffan, Qatar.
Representing senior executives in the healthcare industry in a DIAC arbitration in connection with claims of alleged disclosure of confidential information belonging to a former employer and alleged breaches of non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. Our representation included enforcing a costs award in Cyprus and successfully defending an application to the Dubai courts to annul an arbitral award which dismissed the arbitration due to lack of jurisdiction.

Representing a U.S. based manufacturer of agricultural equipment, in a Geneva-seated ICC arbitration proceeding relating to the alleged wrongful termination of a distributorship agreement with a distributor in Pakistan, governed by Illinois law. 

Representing the UAE affiliate of a US raw tobacco processing company in Dubai-seated arbitration under DIFC-LCIA Rules, commenced against it by a Middle East cigarette manufacturer regarding quality of supply issues. Our representation involved one of the first successful actions to enforce an arbitral award under the UAE Federal Arbitration Law, enacted in May 2018.

Representing a global EPC contractor in multi-billion dollar ICC arbitration proceedings, seated in New York, and a related investor-state claim, in respect of the construction of one of the largest refineries in South America. The case has been recognized as one of the largest and most complex construction disputes in the world.
Representation of American power systems engineering and manufacturing company in US$40 million ICC arbitration involving claims for delay/disruption in connection to power plant construction project in Chile.
Representing a majority state-owned major European energy company in two consecutive London-seated LCIA arbitration proceedings regarding a price review under a long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply agreement.
Representing Halliburton Co. in the one of the most high profile and significant cases for arbitrator conflicts and challenges for some years, Halliburton Co. v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd, heard by the Supreme Court in London in November 2019. The case arose from a London-seated arbitration related to an insurance claim in connection with the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The court case relates to the issue of multiple appointments of arbitrators, and is the first appellate English authority on the issue of arbitrator conflicts.

Representing a material supplier in successfully pursuing a claim for over US$19mn, through ICC arbitration, against a manufacturer of electric cable products arising out of a fire and explosion at the client's aluminum smelter facility.  The case also involved successfully defeating a challenge on the jurisdiction of the tribunal in the US courts.

Representation of Taiwanese electronics manufacturing in multi-million dollar UNCITRAL arbitration seated in New York concerning patent licensing agreement and claims for unpaid royalties.
Representation of Indian conglomerate in US$25 million ICC arbitration seated in New York concerning joint venture dispute relating to mining project in South American.
Representation of iconic Japanese consumer electronics company in US$ 200 million SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore governed by New York law against Chinese SOE electronics manufacturer concerning termination of trademark licensing agreement.
Representation of an American construction company in a Association of Arbitrators (Southern Africa) arbitration seated in London concerning construction of mine in Africa (FIDIC Red Book)with over US$40 million in dispute.

Representing the Republic of France in a dispute arising out of the loss of the oil tanker M/T Prestige off the coast of Spain in 2002 and the resulting major oil spill. The case involves sums in dispute of over a 1 billion US$, and includes issues with respect to recognition, enforcement and challenge of arbitration awards and court judgments in multiple jurisdictions in respect of the incident, including proceedings issued as recently as 2019 in England. 

Representing German cement industry investor against Middle Eastern sovereign in U.S. $1 billion expropriation ICSID dispute.
Representing Latin American investors in a bank in U.S. $100 million BIT dispute over sovereign’s expropriatory government measures.
Representing the Kingdom of Spain in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, defending against NextEra's petition to recognize and enforce an international arbitration award.
Representing European sovereign in US$350 million ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) concerning offshore oil & gas project

Counsel to EU investors from the renewable energy sector in an arbitration against a CEE country related to regulatory changes.

Counsel to an Israeli company in a dispute related to breach of contract for supply of special purpose vehicles to a Latin American country.

Representing an investor in a German-Argentine BIT arbitration involving U.S. $50 million claim against The Republic of Argentina in connection with Argentine bond default.

Advising a US/Netherlands joint venture on investment structuring to secure investment treaty protection under the ECT and applicable BITs, concerning proposed investment in the wind energy in a CEE country.

Advising an European renewable energy group on investment structuring to secure investment treaty protection under the applicable BITs with respect to investments in the energy sector in various African countries.

Representing a client before the European Court of Human Rights in a matter involving wrongful refusal to enforce an international arbitral award.

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