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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Public International Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Talented team with expertise in handling high-value investment treaty arbitrations. Possesses a wealth of experience in representing both states and companies in disputes arising with regard to the financial, construction, infrastructure, energy and mining industries. Experienced at acting in investment treaty arbitrations under the auspices of ICSID and UNCITRAL, among others. Represents countries from around the world, with particular strength in the CIS region.

Strengths

"Their work is spectacular," says a client, adding: "They have exceeded our expectations."

Work highlights

Represented Ukraine in an UNCITRAL arbitration initiated by a Russian investor under the Ukraine-Russia BIT, concerning the state's alleged unlawful takeover of his investment in a confectionary business.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Sinclair has considerable expertise in PIL as well as international arbitration experience. He advises states along with public and private companies on a range of proceedings, including those brought under BITs, particularly in relation to mining and natural resources.
"A very strong advocate who is highly technical, and able to convey detail on PIL issues very effectively." "Anthony is a real PIL specialist."

Dominic Roughton is head of the firm's public international law practice. He is highly adept at acting for clients in the natural resources and energy sectors on a range of PIL issues, including maritime delimitations and international sanctions, as well as handling significant international arbitrations.
"He is fantastic; clients are very impressed with him."

Stephen Jagusch QC has longstanding experience in international arbitration, regularly acting on behalf of states and investors in disputes brought under bilateral investment treaties. He is noted for his strong grasp of international investment law.

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Public International Law


Anthony Sinclair
Band 2
Dominic Roughton
Band 2
Stephen Jagusch QC
Band 2