Many barristers from 7 Wentworth Selborne maintain active practices in international law and international arbitration. Our barristers are regularly appointed as counsel or arbitrators on arbitrations around the globe, and are particularly recognised for their expertise in complex construction, infrastructure, commercial and investor-State disputes, and in acting for and against governments, semi-government authorities, and State-owned enterprises.
Our barristers have acted in arbitrations seated in Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, the Netherlands, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Many have lived and practiced in a range of countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Singapore, Indonesia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. A number are admitted in, or have legal qualifications from, multiple jurisdictions.
Our barristers’ experience of the law and customs of many nations equip them with the skills to navigate the intersection between governing laws, procedural rules, jurisprudence and the cultural perspectives that are a part of many complex international disuptes.
Our barristers’ world-leading international experience includes the following:
Infrastructure Services Luxembourg SARL v Kingdom of Spain – recognition and enforcement of an ICSID award.
Tethyan Copper v Islamic Republic of Pakistan – recognition and enforcement of an ICSID award.
Ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules between Cosco Container Lines Co Ltd and ANL Singapore Pty Ltd (ongoing).
ICC arbitration 17402/CYK, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd v Stemcor Pellets & Ors – arbitration of dispute over mining royalty payments.
SIAC arbitration for EPC Contractor, JKC, in relation to an LNG processing facility.
SIAC arbitration for JKC against a Thai LNG process train module manufacturer.
SIAC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a polymetallic processing plant in Vietnam.
Ad hoc arbitration between a sovereign pension fund and a Main Contractor with respect to a major retail construction project (ongoing and details confidential).
Ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules between Indian conglomerate GMR Group and the Republic of Maldives, arising from the termination of the Concession Agreement over Malé Airport.