Current Practice

I specialise in international law and international commercial and investment dispute resolution.

Recent matters have included:

  • advising a joint venture of International Oil Companies and a state oil company in relation to the stabilisation of the legal regimes for natural gas transit routes across a number of states for the exploitation of a major gas field, including engaging in negotiations for intergovernmental and host government agreements,
  • acting as lead counsel in an ICC Arbitration arising out of a share sale and purchase agreement,
  • acting as co-counsel in German court proceedings concerning the recognition and enforcement of an investment treaty award,
  • acting as Senior Consultant to the World Bank advising governments on investment policy reform,
  • advising on claims arising out of an SPA (including possible LCIA arbitration and injunction proceedings in London)
  • presiding over an ICC tribunal in an arbitration in Switzerland to determine a claim by a Middle Eastern company against a Germanophone European plant manufacturer concerning a steel plant in Asia and
  • acting as sole arbitrator in a dispute concerning the disposal of media rights.