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Alistair Schaff QC

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

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Global
Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 3

Alistair Schaff QC
Alistair Schaff QC has a considerable reputation as an intellectual heavyweight for a range of commercial disputes. His strong practice covers commercial and insurance litigation and arbitration. Issues handled range from difficulties with construction projects to major environmental disasters, and both traditional and non-traditional energy project matters are well represented in his caseload. His experience is evidenced by his regular appearances as an arbitrator at the ICC, LCIA and LMAA.
Strengths: "He is extremely analytical and very thorough in his approach, such that you can be confident that nothing will get past him."
Recent work: Acted for Ukrainian oil company Ukrnafta in a dispute regarding the enforcement of a Swedish arbitration award which raised issues of foreign law and arbitral jurisdiction.
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Shipping & Commodities - UK

Band 1

Alistair Schaff QC
Alistair Schaff QC is a leading commercial barrister renowned for his ability in shipping, insurance and international trade disputes. An admired advocate, he is also regularly called on to act as an arbitrator. He has been engaged in relation to a wide variety of topics, from charter parties to shipbuilding.
Strengths: "He is one of the go-to silks for big insurance cases in shipping. He is courageous and user-friendly." "Alistair is a class act." "He is fantastically good."
Recent work: Represented the insurers in Involnert v Aprilgrange, where it was held the insurers were entitled to avoid policy for non-disclosure in relation to the valuation of a superyacht.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Band 1

Alistair Schaff QC
Alistair Schaff QC is an acclaimed international arbitration advocate and adviser with significant experience in insurance and reinsurance, infrastructure and construction-related matters. He brings his expertise in pharmaceutical and product liability to his arbitration practice, coupled with a strong understanding of Bermuda Form insurance policies. He also takes regular appointments as arbitrator.
Strengths: "He is very good at every aspect of a matter, from client handling to legal analysis." "He's very bright and skilled."
Recent work: Represented Ukrnafta in Carpatsky v Ukrnafta, an enforcement action in the Commercial Court concerning a Swedish arbitration award.
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