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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Dispute Resolution

5 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly respected international arbitration practice with expertise in handling disputes arising in the construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and telecommunications sectors. Represents clients in arbitrations conducted under the rules of leading institutions, including the ICC, the LCIA and UNCITRAL. Also highly regarded for investment treaty work, with expertise in numerous BITs and the Energy Charter Treaty. Often handles disputes arising out of joint ventures and breach of contract claims.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Sinclair is at the forefront of investor-state arbitrations, handling numerous BIT claims. He also brings extensive knowledge of international investment law to his practice.
"Anthony is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is calm and is a real intellectual lawyer. His style and the way he cross-examines is very good." "He is just superb in investor-state arbitration and is a very good case fighter."

Dominic Roughton has a diverse arbitration practice, frequently acting in disputes arising from the energy and natural resources sector. He undertakes significant work across Asia and Eastern Europe.
"He has a first-class practice, especially in the high-value energy sector. He does not take bad points and is excellent with clients." "He's very professional, sharp and experienced."

Epaminontas Triantafilou is a popular choice for investment treaty arbitrations, particularly those arising out of the oil and gas industry. He is deeply familiar with LCIA proceedings and is equally experienced in handling BIT claims.
"He's a very sophisticated advocate with a strong knowledge of PIL and commercial disputes."

Justin Michaelson is known for his representation of high net worth individuals and companies in commercial disputes, with a particular focus on matters involving Russia. He routinely acts under LCIA and ICC rules, and has experience in the telecoms and manufacturing industry.
"He never gives up, is extremely hands-on and very knowledgeable, and has established a niche with clients involved in very complex cross-jurisdictional disputes. He's very professional and unflappable."

Stephen Jagusch QC stands out as a go-to name in the market for complex arbitrations, regularly acting as counsel and arbitrator in high-value energy and construction disputes. He is also highlighted for his handling of significant treaty claims.
"He is a real heavyweight and finds novel and creative solutions." "He's an excellent advocate." "He's a top-quality practitioner."

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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration


Anthony Sinclair
Band 3
Dominic Roughton
Band 4
Epaminontas Triantafilou
Band 4
Justin Michaelson
Band 6
Stephen Jagusch QC
Band 1