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Allen & Overy LLP

Arbitration (International)

Band 2Asia-Pacific RegionAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Prominent, respected and fully integrated practice, especially noted for its handling of Indian disputes and for its growing profile in the management of arbitrations linked to Australia or the Philippines. Acts for blue-chip multinationals, state governments and state-owned entities, with key areas of expertise including investment treaty, oil and gas, and financial services disputes. The practice's ability to draw upon in-house QCs to conduct its own advocacy is seen as an invaluable advantage by interviewees, as is its ready access to expertise in Allen & Overy's offices throughout the region and around the world.

Strengths

A client emphasises the advantages of working with a team "which has unparalleled experience in the field of international arbitration and a strong ability to see the big picture."

Another source, who speaks similarly of the practice's "strong credentials for handling international commercial arbitrations," notes that this is done by "sharp and astute lawyers who understand the matter at hand really well."

Work highlights

Acted for the Republic of Korea with regard to a USD3.7 billion investment treaty claim brought against it by Malaysian developer Berjaya Land in respect of the former's allegedly unwarranted conduct regarding an island resort project undertaken by the latter.

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based partner Matthew Gearing QC is a leading member of the firm's international arbitration group.

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