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UK Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration
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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK
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What the team is known for

Experienced team handling commercial arbitration for well-known multinational companies in the energy, natural resources, financial services, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors. Manages an active caseload of disputes arising around the globe, including high-profile matters involving African, Latin American and Asian companies and states. Respected for its work advising on investor-state disputes, including those governed by BITs, and for handling commercial disputes involving state-owned entities. Regularly handles arbitrations involving leading arbitral institutions such as the ICC, the LCIA and UNCITRAL.

Notable practitioners

Sylvia Noury KC is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients in complex BIT disputes. She also takes regular appointments as arbitrator. Head of the firm's Africa disputes group, she is also active on matters involving Latin American jurisdictions.
"Sylvia is a fantastic team leader and has the incredible ability to grasp the granular detail of a case without losing sight of the big picture. She conveys a sense of confidence to clients." "She's super responsive and very focused on clients, and that really shines through in her quality and performance."

William Thomas KC's arbitration practice includes complex disputes arising from the telecoms industry. He expertly acts for both claimants and sovereign states in big-ticket BIT disputes.
"Will has excellent advocacy skills and is extremely collaborative." "He is very experienced and impressive."

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