Pinsent Masons

Arbitration (International) Department

Asia-Pacific Region
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What the team is known for Regional arm of a global arbitration practice, maintaining a particularly strong focus on the management of construction-related disputes, particularly those arising from major energy and other key infrastructure projects. Notably active on behalf of leading multinationals and prominent Chinese SOEs and thoroughly conversant with the arbitral procedures of such regional institutions as CIETAC, SIAC and HKIAC as well as those of global regimes such as UNCITRAL and the ICC. Fields several lawyers offering extensive experience of having acted as arbitration counsel or arbitrators.

Strengths A client notes: "I would say Pinsent Masons' service is undoubtedly excellent. The strength of the firm is its agility of response, combined with a sharp insight into the matters in dispute. The firm's reputation for construction law expertise leaves no room for ambiguity and they provide shortlisted options to choose from, facilitating decision-making under highly pressurised circumstances."

Another source observes: "They have a strong client focus and are able to identify clearly the issues that need to be addressed. All the lawyers come across as strong team players and are always willing to go the extra mile, as well as having a clear sense of the legal merits and foundations of the case."

Notable practitioners

Hong Kong-based Dean Lewis and Singapore-based Mohan Pillay are key contacts for the firm's regional international arbitration offering.