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Arbitration (International) Department

Europe-wide
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What the team is known for Established team in the European arbitration market driven by well-regarded practices in Paris and London. Experienced in sensitive investment treaty claims against European and African governments and state-owned entities. Stands out for work on commercial arbitrations between privately-owned entities and investor-state claims, with particular expertise in matters involving Russian and Eastern European jurisdictions. Often acts on behalf of clients in the energy, mining and financial sectors.

Strengths One satisfied client reports: "I was extremely impressed by the team’s capacity to anticipate the opponent’s next move in each step of the arbitration. They got it right each and every time," adding that the lawyers "provided an excellent service. They were fully available and very responsive."

Another source praises the broad scope of expertise of the team members, saying: "They have an excellent knowledge of the various aspects related to arbitration procedure," adding that "they have a very good practice of arbitral tribunals and a very good strategic approach."

Notable practitioners

Global co-head of international arbitration Matthew Weiniger QC has a broad practice encompassing commercial and investor-state arbitrations. He regularly represents clients in mandates involving African jurisdictions, as well as Russia and the CIS region. Sources describe him as "very bright and a strong advocate."