Sectors

We have handled disputes across a wide range of industry sectors, working closely with clients’ legal and operational teams and leading quantum, technical and industry experts.

Aerospace

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 suppliers under French law

Automotive

Advised a global automotive company on potential investment treaty claims against a North African government, arising out of regulatory measures affecting its investments
Advised a Chinese automotive company on mechanisms to resolve ongoing IP disputes following its acquisition of a European automotive business

Construction & Engineering

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 multinational energy corporation in an ICC arbitration with its EPC contractor in relation to a project to install gas processing facilities in Bolivia (Geneva seat, English language, French governing law)
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 a major conglomerate on potential investment treaty claims against a North African Government arising out of measures affecting the development of a real estate and sports project

Financial services

Acted for a financial services group in an ICSID arbitration against a European State concerning regulatory measures in the banking sector
Advised an investment bank on dispute resolution provisions in ISDA agreements
Advised an international retail bank on dispute resolution and governing law provisions and Brexit-related issues with enforcement of in the context of a transaction for the sale of a French banking business

Food

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)
Acted for a food products company on an investment treaty dispute arising out of the expropriation of a farming business in a Latin American state

Healthcare

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 drug licensing and manufacturing agreement for the US market
Advised an international pharmacy chain on potential investment treaty claims against an Eastern European State arising out of regulatory measures affecting its retail business

Logistics

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

Media & Telecoms

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
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
Acted for a US satellite communications company in an ICC arbitration with an Indian telecommunications company arising out of a joint venture to provide satellite-enabled mobile communications

Mining

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 Canadian mining investor defending proceedings brought by a Latin American State in the French courts to annul an ICSID award

Oil & gas

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
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 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 a state-owned energy company in an investment treaty dispute relating to its investment in the oil and gas sector in Romania
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)
Advised international energy companies on their potential investment treaty and contractual claims against a North African government and state-owned
Advised a Russian State-owned energy company on potential investment treaty claims against a CIS State, arising out of acts and omissions affecting oil refinery assets
Advised a global energy company on its rights and obligations under an agreement for the sale and purchase of LNG from the US
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)

Power / Utilities

Successfully defended the Republic of Kenya in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Canadian investor in relation to a geothermal power project
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 company in several ICC arbitration proceedings (French language, French seat and governing law) against a manufacturer of power plant components
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 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 German energy company in proceedings to enforce an ICC award in England

Technology

Acted for a global industrial company in ICC arbitration proceedings (English language, French seat and governing law) against a supplier of IT services in relation to the delivery of a cloud platform
Acted for an IT services provider in English court proceedings concerning a dispute over the provisioning of a SAP billing and customer relationship platform
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