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Complex economies need innovative skills in dispute resolution.
Rapidly changing technologies and regulatory environments often strain relationships with diverging interests. Disputes are increasingly multi-party and multi-cultural, and their resolution often involves multi-disciplinary resources.

We have expertise in dealing with a range of contentious situations worldwide as arbitrator, mediator, independent expert as well as representing parties.

Some of our experience:

Representing parties in international arbitrations, including foreign investment disputes brought against states and agencies of states under rules such as ICSID, e.g., in a claim brought by a power plant investor against the Kingdom of Cambodia and Electricité de Cambodge for breach of contract.

Chairman of the Arbitration Panel in a dispute in Trinidad and Tobago between the incumbent telecommunications provider TSTT (part-owned by Cable & Wireless) and new entrant mobile provider Digicel. Download a copy of the Arbitration Panel's decision.

Chairman of the Settlement Committee in a four-party multi-million euro dispute process involving major French and British companies and a European government.

Lead mediator in a dispute in the Republic of the Fiji Islands between the Government and Vodafone Fiji and the other telecommunications operators and shareholders. The mediation was conducted at the level of Cabinet Ministers and the CEOs of the various companies. The mediation resulted in settlement of long-standing litigation and opened the way to the liberalization of the Fijian telecommunications sector.

Expert Witness in an interconnection dispute in arbitration between Telecom Egypt and Mobinil, Egypt’s largest mobile operator.

Independent Expert determining a dispute between a purchaser and seller of a mobile operator in Burundi.

Advising regulatory authorities in several countries in establishing dispute resolution procedures.

Negotiating numerous multi-million euro disputes over international telecommunications traffic on behalf of European operators.


Our firm has been nominated for a CEDR Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Professions category. CEDR is Europe’s pre-eminent institution in the alternative dispute resolution field. The other nominees are the law firms Herbert Smith, Eversheds and SJ Berwin.

In addition to our practice, we have trained officials from over 40 countries from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Our publications seek to further understanding of dispute resolution, particularly how ADR can be used to improve resolution of contentious situations in key economic sectors.

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