Parties often elect not to use the Courts to resolve their disputes since they are not always the most appropriate platforms to meet their needs. We understand that in many large scale international transactions the commercial realities encourage arbitral tribunals to be used. They can often provide a swift, cost effective and conclusive resolution to disputes.
Our team is comprised of specialist arbitration lawyers who have substantial experience acting for clients on high value and complex international arbitrations pursuant to various institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institute, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
We have in depth knowledge of the various different systems of international arbitration and a wealth of experience advising our clients on all stages of the arbitral process.
Ioannis Alexopolous has comprehensive experience in international arbitration across a broad range of sectors. The Legal 500 UK 2017 recognises Ioannis for having “great experience, clear thinking and iron logic”.
Simon Bushell has extensive international arbitration experience. Chambers and Partners notes that Simon combines an “outstanding legal mind” with a “commercial, strategic and straight-talking approach.” Simon is also regarded as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ by The Legal 500 UK 2016 for his international arbitration expertise.
Daniel Spendlove is an experienced arbitrator, having advised in numerous domestic and international arbitrations. His practice covers a range of industries including financial markets, investment funds, mining, oil and gas and insurance/reinsurance. The Legal 500 UK 2017 notes he “immerses himself in clients’ cases and takes a hands-on approach which reaps dividends”.
Josh Wong is a highly experienced international arbitration lawyer, with particular expertise in representing clients in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SCC and UNCITRAL rules. Chambers Global has described him as “absolutely excellent”.
Neil Newing is an international arbitration lawyer whose expertise lies in managing high value cross-border disputes, many of which involve multiple parties and multiple jurisdictions. He has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, including LCIA, ICC, CIETAC, SIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996.
Nick Storrs is a specialist in international arbitration with experience in handling disputes across a wide range of industry sectors, including natural resources, banking and financial services. The Legal 500 2017 recognises him as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for international arbitration and notes he is “a competent, hardworking rising star”.
OUR LAWYERS’ FEATURED EXPERIENCE
Acting for a group of high net worth individuals in LCIA arbitration claims relating to share options valued at in excess of $40 million in a series of Russian automobile companies.
Representing a BVI company in an arbitration relating to the recovery of a defaulting loan.
Acting for a Serbian investor in LCIA proceedings brought by a wealthy Russian businessman relating to the financing of various investments in Serbian companies.
Advising on investment treaty claims under the ICSID Rules and applicable BITs in relation to the expropriation of a metallurgical plant in the CIS region and the investment protection rights that had been breached.
Acting for a Russian investment bank in proceedings brought in the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) relating to an alleged breach of an Agency Agreement.
Advising on claims arising out of the expropriation of high profile media assets by an Eastern European state.