Public International Law

  • Representing INTERPOL in PCA arbitration proceedings relating to a public international law claim brought following the arrest in China of INTERPOL’s former President (Ge Gao, Hongwei Meng, Zihong Meng and Ziheng Meng (China) v INTERPOL, PCA Case No. 2019-19).
  • Representing the Republic of Guinea in its investigation of corruption in the acquisition of rights to one of the world’s most important iron ore deposits, and defense of parallel multi-billion dollar ICSID arbitrations brought by the investor alleging expropriation of a mining concession and related rights (BSG Resources Limited, BSG Resources (Guinea) Limited and BSG Resources (Guinea) SÀRL v. Republic of Guinea (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/22)).
  • Representing Messrs. De Sutter and (DS)2 S.A. in a multi-million dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Madagascar relating to an investment in the textile manufacturing sector ((DS)2, S.A., Peter de Sutter and Kristof De Sutter v. Republic of Madagascar (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/18)).
  • Representing Hungary in five ICSID matters including a multi-million dollar ICSID arbitration brought by British investors Magyar Farming Company Ltd with respect to an investment in the agricultural sector (Magyar Farming Company Ltd, Kintyre Kft and Inicia Zrt v. Hungary (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/27)).
  • Representing the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an annulment action before the Paris Court of Appeal against an investment fund seeking to enforce over USD 200 million in sovereign debt.
  • Representing the Republic of Moldova in an ICSID arbitration brought pursuant to the France-Moldova BIT relating to an investment in duty free stores in Moldova (Franck Charles Arif v. Republic of Moldova (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/23)).
  • Representing the Republic of Moldova in an annulment action in the Paris Court of Appeal in connection with a USD 48 million arbitral award obtained pursuant to the Energy Charter Treaty, as well as in prejudicial question proceedings brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Representing the Government of Ghana in an UNCITRAL Rules, PCA-administered BIT arbitration relating to the operation of Ghana Telecom (Telekom Malaysia Berhad v. Republic of Ghana, PCA Case No. 2003-03).

Commercial Law

  • Representing a French pharmaceutical company in a USD 200+ million, London seated, New York law ICC arbitration with a bio-tech company relating to rights under a license agreement.
  • Representing a leading aircraft manufacturer in an English language, Paris seated, French law ICC arbitration relating to liability for failed parts leading to aircraft damage. The case involved questions of validity of a contract clause under French law worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Representing a major telecommunications company in a French language, ad hoc OHADA arbitration and post-award CCJA proceedings regarding management of an operational subsidiary.
  • Representing a German agricultural company in an English language, Paris seated, German law USD 60+ million ICC arbitration against its former distributor in Saudi Arabia.
  • Representing a State in a USD 40 million, Paris seated, French language, French law ICC arbitration relating to the procurement of military equipment.
  • Representing a multi-national food services company in a multi-million dollar, Paris seated, French language, French law ICC arbitration relating to a post-acquisition price adjustment.

Construction Law

  • Representing Technip France SA in a Geneva seated, French language, Algerian law ICC arbitration against Sonatrach, regarding the termination of an EPC contract for the expansion and upgrading of the Algiers refinery, with an amount in controversy of over USD 2 billion USD.
  • Representing a Japanese contractor in a USD 75 million LCIA arbitration regarding construction of a coal-fired power plant in South-East Asia.
  • Representing a Chinese company in a USD 20 million dollar ICC arbitration against a European company regarding construction of storage facilities.