Experience

    • The Russian Federation in an arbitration brought by Financial Performance Holdings (a former Yukos Oil subsidiary) (“FPH”) under the Energy Charter Treaty and the UNCITRAL Rules relating to an alleged expropriation and other breaches. FPH withdrew its claims and the Russian Federation successfully applied to have its full costs paid.
    • Whiteleave Holdings, a company controlled by Vladimir Potanin, in a shareholder dispute involving Rusal, an aluminium company controlled by Oleg Deripaska, and Crispian, an investment vehicle controlled by Roman Abramovich.
    • A construction company in its ICC arbitration with a major oil company over delays and additional costs in a project for the construction of a FPSO platform.
    • A subsidiary of Hess Corporation in an English High Court dispute with a contractor over the construction of two offshore wellhead platforms.
    • The owner and operator of a shipyard in its $1 billion dispute with a project finance vehicle formed by a consortium of a national oil company, commercial and development banks and other financial institutions, over the construction of drillships for use in deep water oil operations.
    • A construction company in an ICC arbitration with a major oil company under an EPC contract for the construction of a semi-submersible drilling platform.
    • A joint venture between several oil super-majors in a dispute over delays and defects in the construction works for a major new oil project in Central Asia.
    • A joint venture between major oil and gas companies in ICC proceedings against a national contractor under an EPC contract for the construction of a major oil pipeline.
    • A joint venture between Antofagasta Minerals and Barrick Gold Corporation, in an ICSID arbitration against the Government of Pakistan and a parallel ICC arbitration against the Government of Balochistan in disputes regarding a copper and gold mining project.
    • A group of Kuwaiti investors in their dispute with a local Kazakhstani partner arising out of a joint venture for the exploration and development of oil fields in Kazakhstan.
    • Norilsk Nickel and Interros International Investments in a dispute with United Company Rusal, including LCIA arbitration proceedings and related court litigation in the United States, England, Russia, Switzerland, St. Kitts & Nevis and The Netherlands.
    • Interros in an agreement with Millhouse and UC RUSAL on settlement of the shareholders’ conflict, corporate governance and sale of shares in MMC Norilsk Nickel.
    • A Spanish construction company in its dispute with a municipal authority of an Asian state over the design and construction of a desalination plant.
    • A South Asian bank in its $200 million dispute with three shipbuilders concerning claims made under on-demand repayment guarantees.
    • A major London-based mining company and its African subsidiary, one of the largest mining and metals companies in Africa, in four parallel LCIA arbitrations relating to a $500 million dispute with a major contractor over short delivery and other alleged breaches of a contract for mining services at an open cast copper mine in Southern Africa.
    • A major US defence company in a long-running AAA arbitration with a UK defence company relating to contracts for the design and provision of defence products to sovereign states.
    • A major South American iron ore company in several ICC arbitrations arising out of long-term supply contracts.
    • A major European steel producer in its dispute with suppliers under a series of contracts for the provision of iron ore.
    • A Canadian mining group in a dispute with the government of an African country, concerning claims of breach of the tax stabilisation and other provisions of an agreement for the operation of a copper treatment facility, and an expropriation of certain of the mining company’s rights.

Education

  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2006, L.P.C.
  • University of Oxford, 2005, B.A.