Allen & Overy LLP

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded international arbitration counsel supported by an excellent regional network that helps it handle matters before courts in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Singapore team leads a range of commercial arbitrations and additionally supports the firm's Hong Kong office on major investment treaty and energy cases. Active across South and South-East Asia, especially cases connected with India, the Philippines and Thailand.

Strengths Interviewees appreciate their access to "a team of sharp and astute lawyers who understand the matter at hand really well."

They find the practitioners "very hands-on with everything."

Work highlights Acted for Nissan in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Singapore connected with alleged non-payment and delayed payment of investment incentives by the state government of Tamil Nadu.

Notable practitioners

The Singapore-based
Sheila Ahuja
has been involved in SIAC and ICC arbitrations for companies from a range of backgrounds, including private equity and construction and manufacturing. She has a reputation for being "on top of the case at all times," as well as creative in the face of challenging problems and "extremely persuasive and effective as an arbitration lawyer and partner."