Experience

    • Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited in its $6 billion ICSID arbitration win against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
    • An international pharmaceutical company in an ICC emergency arbitration concerning supply obligations.
    • A major shareholder in a publicly traded Russian joint stock company in LCIA proceedings commenced by another major shareholder involving claims of breach of an understanding between the parties relating to that company. Our representation has expanded to include defense of two 28 USC § 1782 applications in the U.S., a discovery application in England and related court litigation in Nevis.
    • Advice on a potential LCIA claim for breach of contract and misrepresentation in relation to a shareholder agreement between two Argentinian entities.
    • A multinational professional services firm in a Belgian-seated commercial arbitration arising out of a post-M&A dispute.
    • The Center for Reproductive Rights in securing UN recommendations to overturn El Salvador’s criminalization of abortion.
    • A Cypriot company in a complex commercial arbitration in Stockholm under the SCC Rules, engaging contractual and fiduciary claims under German, Cypriot and Swedish law.
    • A Dutch investor in ICSID arbitration against an Eastern European state, relating predominantly to insurance sector assets.
    • The Republic of Korea in ICSID arbitration filed by IPICI and Hanocal.
    • A Russian shareholder in a highly publicised SCC arbitration regarding the ownership of a multi-billion dollar stake in one of Russia’s largest mobile phone operators.
    • A leading international oil & gas company in the quantification of losses arising from its investment treaty dispute with Venezuela which, at the time, was the highest-ever value claim brought under the ICSID rules.
    • Various international oil & gas companies in the settlement of a high-profile and complex cost recovery and fiscal stabilization dispute with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
    • Various international oil & gas companies in the settlement of a production sharing agreement dispute with a CIS state oil company.
    • A joint venture between two of the world’s largest oil & gas companies in a multi-billion dollar overlifting and fiscal stabilization dispute with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company.
    • A FTSE-100 company in structuring investment protections for a tax settlement in a Middle Eastern conflict zone.
    • An international energy generation company in its renewable energy tariff dispute with an Eastern European Government.
    • An international Africa-based mobile telecommunications company in a multi-billion dollar shareholder dispute in Nigeria.
    • An African mobile telecommunications company in licence disputes in Iran, ATS claims in the U.S., and a highly publicized investigation in its home jurisdiction.
    • A European private equity fund in the recovery of shares stolen in a corporate raid carried out through the corrupt enforcement of a fraudulent arbitration award.
    • A large United States consulting firm in an arbitration brought by an Italian company in Milan under the rules of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration.
    • An international NGO in relation to global litigation strategy regarding claims before UN human rights treaty monitoring bodies across multiple Latin American states.

Education

  • Nottingham Law School, 2002, L.P.C.
  • University of Cambridge, 2001, LL.B. (Hons.)

Languages

  • French
  • Spanish