What the team is known for
Strong global presence emanating from leading teams in the USA and Asia, with offices in Paris and London acting as hubs for the European arbitration group. Handles high-value, multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitration proceedings, particularly in the renewable and conventional energy sectors, with significant expertise in oil and gas disputes. Also active in high-end investor-state arbitrations and enforcement proceedings, often representing multinational companies. Boasts a vast client portfolio of European investors pursuing ECT claims against Spain and Italy. Additionally active for clients from South Asia and the CIS region. Further expertise lies in the media, IT and transportation sectors.
Clients say: "They have a deep bench with experience across a number of jurisdictions, and the ability to coordinate international efforts among several of their offices."
Clients praise the lawyers' efficiency, with one saying: "They are incredibly accurate. They are always on time and inform the clients ahead of deadlines to give them time to review work. They are very well organised in that respect."
Represented the Government of Turkey in a case brought by Ipek under the UK-Turkey BIT regarding Turkey's alleged seizure of its assets and placing of a number of companies under the control of trustees. The matter is valued at USD6 billion.
handles commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, often advising clients in the energy and construction sectors.
Tom Sprange QC
is highlighted for his "great cross-examination skills."
He wins further praise for "providing clear, balanced explanations of the process."
He is reputed for his extensive experience in high-value commercial arbitrations, handling cases under an array of rules in seats around the world. He often represents clients in proceedings brought under the ECT, acting for both states and companies.