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DLA Piper LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Well-respected international firm adept at assisting African governments and state-owned entities with arbitration and litigation proceedings, with a particularly impressive reputation for its investment treaty arbitration practice. Maintains an on-the-ground presence through its offices in Johannesburg and Casablanca, with an extensive network of relationship firms enhancing its formidable reach across the continent. In addition to its state-side representation, the firm acts for a range of corporates in the retail, telecoms and financial services sectors.

Strengths

One client highlighted the group as "the most professional team I have personally ever dealt with," describing the firm as "very good at listening, very thorough and really tough."

Other sources state: "Their work is very thorough, and they are very meticulous in the preparation and delivery of their services."

Work highlights

Represented the Democratic Republic of Congo in a USD275 million dispute with a hedge fund relating to the enforcement of two ICC awards, including advising on appearances before the Court of Cassation and the Court of Appeal.

Notable practitioners

Michael Ostrove is best recognised for his representation of investors and sovereign states in investment treaty arbitrations. He has notable experience handling commercial cases and those relating to alleged corruption, as well as annulment proceedings. Based in Paris, he serves as global co-chair of the international arbitration practice.

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Dispute Resolution Department

DLA Piper LLP

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160 Aldersgate Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC1A 4HT

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Dispute Resolution


Michael Ostrove
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