International Arbitration and Investment Law

I specialise in the resolution of complex international disputes.  I have over 35 years’ professional experience.  I am dual-qualified (UK and Germany) and have lived and worked in London, New York and Germany (Frankfurt/Cologne).

I have been listed among the world’s Leading International Arbitration Lawyers in Global Arbitration Review’s “The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration”, where I have been described as “a ‘real specialist’ recognised for his work as counsel and arbitrator”.  JuVe has recognised me as a ‘Leading Name in Arbitration’ and as having “outstanding expertise in this specialist segment [of investment-related arbitration] and reliable contacts to state institutions”.

My Core Competences include:

  • Management of complex international disputes relating to capital projects (incl. EPC), M&A, joint ventures and development projects, government projects and investment treaties
  • Advocacy before international tribunals (incl. investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration)
  • Law and policy of foreign direct investment, including stabilisation
  • Sitting as Arbitration Tribunal as chair, co- or sole arbitrator (ICC, LCIA, DIS, etc.)
  • Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

I am a UK national and speak English and German.  For brief details of my experience please browse my ‘Track Record‘ and ‘Teaching and Lecturing‘ pages or for more details download my cv here.

In January 2017 I joined the law firm Osborne Clarke, where I am a partner, based in the Cologne office.  I was formerly a partner of Hogan Lovells for over 10 years and a Senior Consultant to the World Bank on investment policy reform.

You can contact me at Osborne Clarke.  I look forward to hearing from you.