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Regularly acts on significant commercial arbitrations and complex investor-state claims, fielding a strong bench of experienced practitioners in both. Attracts a variety of clients in the telecommunications, financial services and energy sectors, as well as governments. Experienced in handling a wide range of contentious matters, including disputes arising out of joint ventures, infrastructure projects, insurance agreements and commercial contracts. Handles arbitrations before leading arbitral institutions as well as ad hoc disputes.
Sources draw attention to the firm's "particular expertise in enforcement."
Others describe the group as "a great team" and "a strong practice."
Represented Crescent Petroleum and Dana Gas in three London-seated LCIA arbitrations against Hungarian state-owned company MOL and Austrian company OMV, concerning a joint venture over two of the largest oil and gas fields in Iraq.
Provided counsel to Corral in an ICSID arbitration against Morocco, arising from concerns over the treatment of Corral's investments into SAMIR, an oil refinery.
Penny Madden KC is an impressive figure in the market with vast experience acting in complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She fields significant international expertise, acting for clients across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
"She has a wonderful reputation and a wonderful commercial arbitration practice." "She presents her case with depth and clarity." "She is well respected."
Jeffrey Sullivan KC is particularly known for his expert handling of claims brought under the ECT, which forms part of his extensive investor-state arbitration practice. He demonstrates strength across the energy and infrastructure sectors.
"He is excellent - he's a really good advocate." "His knowledge of the space is very extensive and he has a command of cases." "He is a fantastic lawyer and is calm, smart and strategic. His ability to understand what the client needs is terrific."
Cyrus Benson is respected for his experience in international arbitration, with notable expertise in acting for Russian and African clients in big-ticket disputes. He regularly handles claims brought against sovereign states under the auspices of ICSID and UNCITRAL.
"He is an exceptional advocate. He understands the legal issues and the tactics. He is a really effective advocate and cross-examiner." "He's a formidable advocate."