International Arbitration

Our Practice

Our strength in international arbitration across Europe, the Middle East and Asia is recognised by clients, directories and the international arbitration community.

Across our network we have:

  • a keen understanding of local arbitration venues and institutional rules
  • a cultural and linguistic diversity which reflects the international nature of arbitration
  • particular expertise in high-value, complex arbitrations in the Asset Management & Investment Funds, Financial Institutions, TMT and Life Sciences sectors.

So, whether you are facing an arbitration in Hong Kong against a French co-venturer in an energy project under English law and UNCITRAL rules, or a telecommunications dispute involving Russian and Swedish parties in Stockholm using SCC rules, we have the right team to advise you.

Experience

Financial Institutions

  • acting in a $250m LCIA  arbitration of claims arising from a joint venture in the Middle East and North Africa
  • advising commodities companies on a number of international arbitrations pursuant to the rules of the LME, involving disputes in relation to substantial commodity transactions in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East
  • advising a Georgian Bank in relation to a dispute with an Israeli bank arising from a possible placement of shares (ad hoc)
  • advising on the preparation of  an investment arbitration under ICC Rules over a US$100m  aborted investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Energy and Infrastructure

  • advising a DIAC tribunal arbitrating a USD$50m construction case on issues of law including the powers of the tribunal to award conservatory measures
  • advising in a €12m ad hoc arbitration regarding the breach of a construction contract with a Portuguese shipbuilding company
  • acting in a $40m arbitration concerning a JOA dispute involving a gas field in India (LCIA administered UNCITRAL arbitration)
  • acting for a Philippine company in a multi million UNCITRAL arbitration relating to breach of a Share Purchase Agreement
  • acting for the consulting engineers defending a claim against the Hong Kong Government in a HK$50m HKIAC arbitration relating to a sewerage treatment and disposal project
  • acting for the employer against the main contractor in a successful HK$1.1bn HKIAC arbitration arising from piling defects in a project in Hong Kong
  • acting for a global energy company in respect of a participating and operating agreement dispute (Geneva seat, UNCITRAL rules)
  • acting for a US corporation in disputes concerning an oilfield development in South East Asia (Singapore seat, SIAC rules)
  • acting for a Spanish power transmission company in an ICC arbitration in relation to a suspension of electricity supply to Spain
  • acting for a German company in the enforcement of ICC arbitration awards against a government ministry relief to construction projects in Africa
  • acting for the subcontractor against the main contractor in two successful documents only HKIAC arbitrations (and successfully defending the High Court appeal) in respect of a construction projects in Hong Kong.

TMT

  • acting for a major German multinational electronics/engineering company against the Hong Kong Government in a US$13m dispute in respect of a Hong Kong Airport project
  • acting for an Italian party in an ICC arbitration involving alleged breaches of an interconnection agreement
  • acting on behalf of a BVI company in an LCIA arbitration seeking damages and specific performance of a $170m share option agreement relating to a Central Asian Republic company.

Life Sciences

  • AAA arbitration under ICDR rules of a dispute under Belgian law relating to the performance of a licence agreement related to a biotechnology patent
  • advising an international pharmaceutical company under German law in anticipation of a WIPO arbitration in a DKK 60m dispute
  • acting for a hospital under Dutch construction industry rules on a  €20m dispute over defects in the construction of new premises
  • acting in a DIAC arbitration involving disputes arising out of a hospital management agreement.