International Arbitration Department

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What the team is known for Represents sovereign states and multinational corporations in commercial and investment treaty international arbitrations. Areas of expertise include matters in the energy, telecommunications and banking industries. Noted for its impressive in-house advocacy capabilities. Regularly acts on disputes conducted under the auspices of institutions such as the ICC, the LCIA and HKIAC. Also offers expertise in BIT claims and disputes brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Strengths An impressed client reports: "Linklaters deals with complex and relevant issues in an efficient and competent work environment, meaning it has a remarkably good reputation."

Interviewees describe the team as "hard-working and committed to providing quality service to the client."

Observers praise the firm's "strong experience in international arbitration."

Work highlights Represented PL Holdings in investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Poland. The dispute arose from the expropriation of the client's equity investment in FM Bank PBP, a Polish bank, in violation of the Luxembourg-Poland BIT.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Weiniger QC
has an acclaimed arbitration practice with impressive multi-jurisdictional expertise, acting for clients across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is well versed in high-value commercial and investor-state claims, with expertise across the banking, energy and gaming sectors.
"He is an eminent expert in international arbitrations. He is extremely smart, hugely knowledgeable, calm under pressure and great at building a good team around him." "He offers a really good, pragmatic perspective." "He is very well known for his deep-rooted expertise."