Our international arbitration team has cutting-edge experience, acting both as counsel and as arbitrators, involving all of the major arbitral institutions and we work on matters for parties all over the world. The Asian countries that we have worked in include Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, China, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea and Hong Kong. We also have extensive experience in Africa, the EU, Russia and the CIS, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
We have conducted over a dozen investor-state arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). We have also conducted many commercial arbitrations, subject to a variety of governing substantive and procedural laws, before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and many other institutions, as well as ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
Our work spans a range of sectors, including energy, mining, construction and engineering, banking and finance, commodities, telecommunications, shipping, real estate and life sciences. Our lawyers are experienced in arbitration-related English High Court litigation and proceedings before other state courts, including injunction applications, investigatory and discovery efforts, and enforcement of arbitral awards.
Our arbitration team is based in London but includes substantial experience of living and working in Asia. Partner Ben Giaretta spent seven years in Singapore as the Head of International Arbitration of an international law firm, where he was ranked in Band 1 in Chambers for international arbitration. He is on the panel of arbitrators of the SIAC, the HKIAC, the AIAC, the KCAB, BANI and the JCAA.