Investment Treaty Arbitration

  • Representing an Azerbaijani investor in the telecommunications sector in an Eastern European country in relation to a dispute concerning adverse regulatory measures which constitute expropriation and unfair and inequitable treatment.
  • Successfully represented the Republic of Kenya in the defence of ICSID proceedings brought by an investor active in the mining sector. This claim is thought to be the highest value and most strategically important investment treaty claim Kenya has ever faced. (Cortec Mining Kenya Limited, Cortec (Pty) Limited and Stirling Capital Limited v. Republic of Kenya (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/29)).
  • Represented the Government of Georgia in ICSID arbitration claims valued at $700 million brought under two bilateral investment treaties and under the Energy Charter Treaty relating to alleged investments in construction of oil and gas pipeline infrastructure and development of oil and gas facilities (Ioannis Kardassopoulos v Georgia (ICSID Case No. ARB/05/18); Ron Fuchs v Georgia (ICSID Case No. ARB/07/15)).
  • Represented the Government of India in an investment treaty arbitration arising out of the construction and operation of a power station at Dabhol near Mumbai. Shareholders in the power company brought claims valued at $6.5 billion pursuant to a bilateral investment treaty between India and Mauritius, alleging that acts of the Government of India constituted expropriation and inequitable and unlawful conduct, in violation of the treaty.

Commercial Arbitration

  • Represented a Saudi Arabian-owned oil and gas group in two related ICC arbitration proceedings for loss of profit claims of USD 450m against a major state-owned oil company and a Central Asian state, for the wrongful abandonment of a joint venture and termination of a Production Sharing Agreement for the exploration and development of a gas field in Central Asia.
  • Represented an African state defending claims of USD225 million brought by two US entities in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules arising from an improperly procured infrastructure project.
  • Represented a South-East European Government in its defence of a €250 million ICC arbitration dispute concerning a multi-billion Euro project to design and construct more than 70 kilometres of commuter railway, including a new tunnel and all associated infrastructure (including over 40 new railway stations).
  • Represented a global oil company in ICC proceedings in relation to an oil pipeline project in a war-torn Middle Eastern state.
  • Represented a Spanish solar energy business in a LCIA arbitration in London with a Spanish manufacturer of solar energy panels. Successfully settled the claim with all claims against our client being withdrawn at no cost to our client.
  • Represented a Korean ship builder in two related LCIA arbitrations in London against three Nigerian companies arising from a $300m project in Nigeria for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for a greenfield floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO).
  • Represented a major US technology company in an UNCITRAL Rules arbitration in London with a US mobile software company arising from the unlicensed use of its intellectual property.