Complex conflict resolution in a client orientated, cost-effective manner.

Arbitration can be an extremely valuable alternative option to litigation for resolving complex disputes, particularly when confidentiality is preferred or difficulties are anticipated in using local courts or in enforcing court judgements. If you are proceeding with an arbitration, whether international or domestic, you should work alongside expert advisers with extensive knowledge of the workings of the arbitral process who will apply their technical expertise and strategic insight to help achieve the best possible result.

We are a conflict-of-interest-free team of litigators, often acting against large businesses and financial institutions, and our arbitration team’s experience includes representing corporate clients in high-value international and domestic arbitration matters, including the enforcement or the setting aside of arbitral awards. It is is expected that parties to disputes will increasingly choose arbitration, partly because of the backlog that has occurred in the courts of many jurisdictions caused by the Covid- 19 pandemic.

We understand and have substantial experience of the key sectors in which our clients operate including energy, financial markets (including disputes arising from ISDA agreements), aviation, insurance, manufacturing, telecoms and technology.

Whether you are the claimant or the respondent, we will gain a thorough understanding of the intricacies of your situation and work with you to develop a tailored and innovative arbitration strategy which is cost-effective and aligns with the characteristics of you and your business.

We provide frequent estimates of costs and, in appropriate cases, we offer fixed and capped fees for stages of the dispute and a no-fee review for an initial assessment.

We have established strong connections with leading arbitration funders, a key aspect of the arbitration landscape. The aim is that we work together seamlessly with the funders to deliver your objectives. Click here to download our “guide to litigation funding for commercial litigation and arbitration”.

Our lawyers have experience acting for claimants and respondents in claims under the following rules: London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Swiss Chamber of Commerce Rules of International Arbitration (SCIA), Arbitral Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

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An overview of our arbitration services and expertise

Our arbitration team acts for both corporate clients and high net worth individuals in high-value international and domestic arbitration, including the enforcement or the setting aside of arbitral awards.

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Taking evidence in international arbitration - IBA rules vs. the Italian and English legal systems

This brief guide provides an overview of the International Bar Association rules on the taking of evidence in international arbitration (“IBA Rules”) in comparison with the approach of the Italian and English legal systems.

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LCIA Arbitration: A guide

The London Court of International Arbitration (the “LCIA”) was established in 1892. The LCI administers arbitrations under the LCIA arbitration rules (“LCIA rules”) which apply to all types of arbitral disputes. The LCIA Rules were recently revised and the updated rules became effective on 1 October 2020. In this guide we provide an overview of the basic procedural stages in an LCIA arbitration.

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Stephen Rosen

Partner - Head of Banking & Financial Disputes

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Dispute over loan notes issued in relation to the acquisition of shipping vessels

Advising a shipping company in a dispute over loan notes issued in relation to the acquisition of vessels and including an injunction application to restrain enforcement of loan note provisions pending the outcome of the arbitration.

Simon de Broise

Senior Associate

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LCIA arbitration brought by a former charter operator

Instructed by a Middle Eastern airline in an LCIA arbitration brought by a former charter operator – the arbitration was brought to an early conclusion following a successful application for security of costs against the claimant.

LCIA arbitration over the performance of forex currency swaps

Representing a client in an LCIA arbitration over the performance of forex currency swaps with a leading international bank, including an anti – suit injunction and related fraud proceedings in India.

Craig Deuchrass

Senior Associate

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Investment bank claim over alleged breach of agency agreement

Acting for an investment bank defending a claim brought by a BVI incorporated company in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce relating to an alleged breach of agency agreement. The claim was settled with a favourable outcome for the client before trial.

Craig Deuchrass

Senior Associate

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Mullti-million dollar contractual dispute under the LCIA Rules

Acting for a US aerospace consultancy firm against a Saudi aerospace manufacturer in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute under the LCIA Rules. The claim was successfully resolved for the client before trial.

Dispute over loan notes issued in relation to the acquisition of shipping vessels

Advising a shipping company in a dispute over loan notes issued in relation to the acquisition of vessels and including an injunction application to restrain enforcement of loan note provisions pending the outcome of the arbitration.

Stephen Rosen

LCIA arbitration brought by a former charter operator

Instructed by a Middle Eastern airline in an LCIA arbitration brought by a former charter operator – the arbitration was brought to an early conclusion following a successful application for security of costs against the claimant.

Simon de Broise

LCIA arbitration over the performance of forex currency swaps

Representing a client in an LCIA arbitration over the performance of forex currency swaps with a leading international bank, including an anti – suit injunction and related fraud proceedings in India.

Janine Alexander

Investment bank claim over alleged breach of agency agreement

Acting for an investment bank defending a claim brought by a BVI incorporated company in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce relating to an alleged breach of agency agreement. The claim was settled with a favourable outcome for the client before trial.

Craig Deuchrass

Mullti-million dollar contractual dispute under the LCIA Rules

Acting for a US aerospace consultancy firm against a Saudi aerospace manufacturer in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute under the LCIA Rules. The claim was successfully resolved for the client before trial.

Craig Deuchrass