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Respected offering, particularly admired for its impressive regional footprint and membership of a worldwide network, providing the capability to support arbitration mandates with teams based in Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Prominently active on the arbitration matters arising from the development of major construction, infrastructure, and energy and resources-related projects across the region, including a number linked to the aviation and shipping sectors. Valued for its persuasive advocacy, excellent case management skills and sensitivity to local cultural considerations.
A highly satisfied client reports: "The team is superb and has done a remarkably good job in every aspect; the legal acumen is very high, the strategy typically successful, execution flawless and the work meticulous."
Another commentator speaks of a "consistently excellent arbitration team," with a number of "very effective and persuasive" advocates, remarking: "They are efficient, focused and good at presenting the strengths of their case without overplaying their hand."
Acted successfully for Samsung Heavy Industries in the London-seated arbitration of a dispute with two subsidiaries of the NYSE-listed company Pacific Drilling, concerning the contract for the construction and sale of the drillship 'Pacific Zonda', the tribunal making an award of USD320 million in the client's favour.
Sydney-based Gitanjali Bajaj and Hong Kong-based Ernest Yang co-head the Asia-Pacific international arbitration team.
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