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We have worked with clients and co-counsel from around the globe, on disputes under a range of applicable laws and procedural rules, with a particular focus on Africa and Europe.

Africa

Successfully defended the Republic of Kenya in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Canadian investor in relation to a geothermal power project
Acted for an international construction and infrastructure company in a CCJA arbitration (Abidjan seat, French language, Ivorian / OHADA governing law) concerning a corporate dispute
Acted for a consortium of international oil companies against a West African national oil company in ad hoc arbitration proceedings (Nigerian seat and governing law, English language) arising out of a production-sharing contract
Acted for an international energy company in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules (Geneva seat, French language, Algerian law) against a North African state-owned oil company relating to technical and contractual disputes arising out of an LNG project
Acted for a multinational shipping and logistics company in an LCIA arbitration (London seat, English governing law, French language) against one of its former partners in Morocco
Advised a multinational shipping and logistics company on a potential dispute with one of its partners in Algeria
Advised a major conglomerate in relation to its potential investment treaty claims against a North African Government arising out of measures affecting the development of a real estate and sports project
Advised international energy companies on their potential investment treaty and contractual claims against a North African government and state-owned energy companies
Advised an African telecommunications company on dispute resolution provisions in a transaction relating to telecommunications towers in West Africa
Coordinated enforcement and annulment proceedings in a West African jurisdiction with respect to an award obtained in an ad hoc arbitration
Coordinated enforcement proceedings in a North African jurisdiction with respect to an LCIA Award
Advised Middle Eastern and African telecommunications groups on structuring their investments in various jurisdictions to attract investment treaty protection
Advised an African telecommunications company on dispute resolution in the context of a joint venture to share infrastructure in a West African country
Advised a British downstream petroleum company on a potential dispute with its licensor regarding rights to distribute fuels and lubricants in a North African country (LCIA Rules, English law and seat)

Europe

Acted for a global communications services group in three parallel arbitration proceedings (ICC rules and Milan Chamber of Arbitration rules, both Milan seat and Italian governing law) and related proceedings before the English and Italian courts relating to a dispute concerning the acquisition of an Italian media business
Acted for an international energy company in several gas price-review arbitration or pre- arbitration proceedings with producers (ICC or SCC arbitration rules, Stockholm seat, English language and Swedish or Norwegian governing law) arising under long-term agreements for the supply of natural gas to various European markets
Acted for an international power company in several ICC arbitration proceedings (French language, French seat and governing law) against a manufacturer of power plant components
Acted for a global aerospace company in several ICC arbitration proceedings (English language, French seat and governing law) against different European suppliers
Advised a global aerospace company on legal and contractual disputes with European suppliers under French law
Acted for an IT services provider in English court proceedings concerning a dispute over the provisioning of a SAP billing and customer relationship platform
Acted for a multinational pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration (Brussels seat, English language, French governing law) brought by another multinational pharmaceutical company under a licensing and manufacturing agreement
Acted for an international power company in relation to an investment treaty dispute with an Eastern European State arising out of the termination of a power purchase agreement
Acted for a financial services group in an ICSID arbitration against a European State concerning regulatory measures in the banking sector
Acted for a state-owned energy company in an investment treaty dispute relating to its investment in the oil and gas sector in Romania
Acted for a German energy company in proceedings to enforce an ICC award in England
Advised an international pharmacy chain on potential investment treaty claims against an Eastern European State arising out of regulatory measures affecting its retail business
Advised an international energy storage company with respect to its claims under French and English law against two construction companies arising out of defective construction works
Advised a leading construction company on amendments to a FIDIC-based contract for civil engineering services to an international energy project governed by French law, and claims for extensions of time and additional costs caused by Covid-19-related measures
Advised an international retail bank on dispute resolution and governing law provisions and Brexit-related issues in the context of a transaction for the sale of a French banking business

Russia / CIS

Advised a Russian State-owned energy company on potential investment treaty claims against Ukraine, arising out of acts and omissions affecting oil refinery assets
Acted for several international energy companies in investment disputes with the Republic of Kazakhstan and its national oil company (involving claims under a production-sharing agreement governed by local law and investment treaties)
Acted for an international oil company in an ad hoc arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules (London seat, English language and governing law) arising out of a tender process for the supply of equipment to an oil and gas project in Kazakhstan
Advised a global food products company on a significant post-M&A dispute arising out of a joint venture in Russia (LCIA Rules, London seat, English language and governing law)
Advised a global food products company on a potential dispute with its partner in a joint venture for logistics services in Russia (ICC Rules, Paris seat, English language, French law)

Other regions

Acted for a US pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration (Brussels seat, English language, French governing law) brought by another international pharmaceutical company under a drug licensing and manufacturing agreement for the US market
Acted for a multinational energy corporation in a dispute with its main contractor in relation to a project to install gas processing facilities in Bolivia (ICC Rules, Geneva seat, English language, French governing law)
Advised a global energy company on its rights and obligations under an agreement for the sale and purchase of LNG from the US
Acted for a multinational company in its investment dispute with the Republic of Bolivia arising out of a water and sewerage concession
Acted for an international power producer in an investment treaty dispute arising out of the nationalisation of its interests in a Bolivian power generation company
Acted for a multinational company in its investment treaty dispute with the Republic of Bolivia arising out of investments in the mining sector
Acted for a food products company on an investment treaty dispute arising out of the expropriation of a cattle farming business in a Latin American state
Acted for a Canadian mining investor defending proceedings brought by a Latin American State in the French courts to annul an ICSID award
Acted for a US satellite communications company in an ICC arbitration (English law and language, London seat) with an Indian telecommunications company arising out of a joint venture to provide satellite-enabled mobile communications
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