What the team is known for
Clifford Chance is possessor of one of the broadest geographical footprints in the region, backed by a global arbitration capability and regularly engaged by leading multinationals, Chinese state-owned enterprises and other major domestic businesses. Especially renowned for its banking and finance expertise, acclaimed for its handling of investment treaty-related disputes and those arising in the energy and resources and infrastructure sectors, and fully equipped to provide its own advocacy, both in arbitration proceedings and in enforcement and other ancillary litigation. Also notably involved in commercial arbitrations, representing private equity firms and investors, and noted for its ability to coordinate effort across several offices, including its Perth branch, as well as its prominence in South Korea and Singapore.
A client describes the team as "professional, fast, and able to deeply understand customer requirements," and appreciates that "they can fully explore the logic behind the case, and the client's needs, and customise their legal services accordingly."
A client describes the team as comprised of "skilled arbitration partners," who are "very well versed on arbitration, procedure, and advocacy."
According to one client, Clifford Chance is "efficient, strategic, and quick to identify business-oriented solutions and approaches," and they note that "the lawyers are very connected with all aspects of arbitration in India, including approaches to adopt when the parties end up in ancillary proceedings in the Indian courts."
Clifford Chance acted for an Italian oilfield services company in an ICC arbitration against an Australian company regarding the development and construction of an offshore LNG jetty and marine structures.
Nish Shetty heads the overall Asia dispute resolution practice from Singapore, while Hong Kong-based Cameron Hassall directs the Greater China international arbitration team.