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Paul Key QC

London, UK Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Band 3

Paul Key QC
Paul Key QC specialises in international arbitrations arising in a variety of sectors including oil and gas, shipping, foreign investments and mining. He has an impressive track record of representing large corporate clients in high-profile cases, as well as high net worth individuals and government organisations. He has recently acted in challenges to arbitration awards.
Strengths: "He has a very good international practice."
Recent work: Instructed in Process & Industrial Developments v Nigeria, a dispute concerning a USD9 billion arbitral award against Nigeria. Key successfully defended Nigeria in the Commercial Court and resisted the award.
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Public International Law: The English Bar - Global: Multi-Jurisdictional

Band 3

Paul Key QC
Paul Key QC is a respected barrister who has considerable experience acting in bilateral investment treaty arbitrations, and in related injunction and enforcement actions before the High Court in London. He has represented energy and natural resources companies and has also defended states in these cases.
Strengths: "Paul Key is shrewd, attentive and has a good bedside manner." "Paul is agile and responsive."
Recent work: Successfully defended Nigeria in the English Commercial Court against a claim for the enforcement of a USD9 billion award.
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