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Public International Law: The English Bar

5 ranked barristersBand 3Global: Multi-JurisdictionalGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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3VB possesses strong credentials in investor-versus-state arbitration. The set handles an impressive roster of high-value disputes on behalf of sovereign states and investors across the world, including in the Middle East, Africa and East Asia. Barristers here are highly adept at acting before a range of international courts and arbitral institutions including the ICC and ICSID.

Client service:

"The clerking team are responsive and commercial, and get you exactly what you need." "The clerks are commercial and alive to the working with state clients." Stephen Penson is the senior practice manager.

Strengths:

Cameron Miles
Cameron Miles is a talented barrister who has a noteworthy practice handling investor-state arbitrations involving numerous national governments, and who is deeply familiar with ICSID proceedings.
"He's bright, astute and on top of the subject matter." "He's responsive and gets his head around a huge amount of material in a short space of time." "He's an energetic team player."
Recent work: Acted for the Kingdom of Morocco in an ICSID arbitration against The Carlyle Group concerning the collapse of SAMIR, an oil refinery.

Strengths:

Can Yeginsu
Can Yeginsu is instructed in a broad range of international law disputes, tackling issues relating to diplomatic immunity, bilateral investment treaties, human rights and state responsibilities. His work in the ECtHR is particularly notable, and he produces strong advocacy in ICSID proceedings.
"He is polished in how he communicates advice to clients and how he communicates advocacy positions." "A rising star in the PIL arena who is a real thought leader in media freedom-related matters."
Recent work: Acted for DSG Yapi in its ICSID arbitration claim against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Strengths:

Christopher Harris QC
Christopher Harris QC is a distinguished silk for investment treaty arbitration. He is highly experienced at acting for both investors and states, often in disputes involving major energy holdings. He has notable expertise in rules governing commercial cooperation between Islamic states.
"A master tactician and a tenacious but nuanced advocate who has the ear of the tribunal." "He's engaging and personable."
Recent work: Represented Broadsheet in enforcing an arbitral award made against Pakistan. The client had traced the assets of more than 200 Pakistanis on behalf of the state, but Pakistan had refused to pay its success fees.

Strengths:

Mark Wassouf
Mark Wassouf is an increasingly popular choice of counsel for high-value BIT disputes. He has represented investor claimants and numerous defendant states.
"Mark Wassouf is detail-focused, assured and confident. He has a clear legal mind and can process massive amounts of data quickly." "He is meticulous and reliable." "He's an excellent Arabic speaker, which can be very useful in certain international cases."
Recent work: Represented the claimants in a USD70 million claim against Bosnia & Herzegovina, concerning a failed hydropower project.

Recent work:

Tariq Baloch
Tariq Baloch is sought after for his expertise in investor-state arbitrations. He acts for sovereign states across the world, including those in North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA. He is well versed in ICC and ICSID rules.
Acted for Mytilineos SA in a BIT claim against Serbia. The dispute concerned a failed strategic alliance between the client and RTB Bor.

Public International Law: The English Bar

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Ranked Barristers

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Silks (QC)

Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Public International Law: The English Bar


Christopher Harris QC
Band 3

Juniors

Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Public International Law: The English Bar


Cameron Miles
Band 3
Can Yeginsu
Band 2
Mark Wassouf
Band 3
Tariq Baloch
Band 3