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Distinguished firm with strong abilities in advising clients on investor-state arbitrations. Regularly acts for both sovereign states and international organisations across the Middle East, Africa and Europe, with strong expertise in the energy and finance spheres. Also able to advise on a broader range of public international law matters such as international trade law, human rights, sanctions and state immunity issues.
One client reports: "They are excellent and I really trust their advice."
Represented PL Holdings, a subsidiary of Abris Capital Partners, in investment arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Poland at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The claim concerned the uncompensated expropriation of the client's equity investment in Polish bank FM Bank PBP, in violation of the Luxembourg-Poland BIT.
Matthew Weiniger QC is global co-head of the firm's international arbitration practice. He has vast experience acting in ICSID proceedings and claims brought under BITs, and also undertakes significant advisory work on issues pertaining to international trade and WTO law.
"His ability to marshal the relevant facts for the case makes him a very effective advocate." "A fantastic lawyer."