International Arbitration: Investor-State Arbitration - UK-wide
What the team is known for
Three Crowns is an acclaimed international arbitration boutique with an impressive client roster, featuring well-known names from the energy, natural resources, financial services, telecoms and engineering sectors. The firm fields a heavyweight team of arbitration specialists with expertise in both commercial arbitrations and investor-state disputes, acting for clients across Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The team has extensive experience acting for clients in arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitration institutions, such as ICSID, the LCIA and the ICC. It is well versed in handling BIT claims and disputes brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.
"They're a Rolls-Royce arbitration firm - they have really top-quality people."
"The team has a great ability to handle highly complex arbitrations, as well as annulment proceedings."
"Three Crowns provides practical and workable commercial solutions."
"It's an excellent team made up of experienced international arbitration specialists. They're all very knowledgeable, easy to work with and provide robust advice."
Three Crowns achieved a significant victory on behalf of Dana Gas Egypt in an LCIA arbitration against IPR Wastani Petroleum, arising out of a share purchase agreement.
The firm represented the Republic of Chile in an ICSID claim brought by Interconexión Eléctrica SA, relating to delays in the construction of the Cardones-Polpaico Electricity Transmission Line in Chile.
Constantine Partasides KC is a highly esteemed arbitration specialist acting for top-echelon clients in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes. He is also recognised for his capabilities as arbitrator. "Constantine is one of the best, most eloquent lawyers. He's smooth and tribunals just sit back and enjoy listening to him.""He's extremely good at identifying creative solutions to complex legal issues." "Constantine is a class act."
Reza Mohtashami KC devotes much of his arbitration practice to the energy and telecoms sectors, acting for various entities in high-value disputes such as those held under ICC rules. He has a particular focus on the Middle East. "Reza has great legal judgement.""He's a really sharp lawyer."
Gaëtan Verhoosel KC has earned an excellent reputation for his extensive commercial and investor-state practice, handling arbitrations seated across the world and under the auspices of various institutions. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator. "He is without a doubt one of the best professionals out there. He has world-class experience and skill." "He's very practical and develops robust strategies. He's also an excellent advocate." "Gaëtan's delivery is extraordinary - he is beyond sophisticated and professional."
Carmen Martinez Lopez is credited for her Latin American expertise and is also sought out for her knowledge of Spanish law matters. She is experienced in handling significant arbitrations in the oil and gas sectors, often brought against sovereign states. "Carmen is a talented lawyer."