Background - Practices (Details)

International Dispute Resolution


Representative Matters

  • Secured $500 million award of damages and interest and subsequent settlement of $260 million for client Damietta International Ports Company (DIPCO) in its claim alleging wrongful termination of an agreement to construct and operate a container terminal at the port of Damietta, Egypt. This arbitration was conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, in both Arabic and English, and took place in Cairo.
  • Representing a major international airline in the English High Court (Technology and Construction Court) in a dispute against an aircraft manufacturer over alleged manufacturing defects in the client’s aircraft fleet. Our client seeks over $1.5 billion in damages for loss of use of 23 aircraft grounded by its regulator.
  • Providing ongoing representation of the vice chairman and managing director of KGL Investment (KGLI), a high-profile Russian national and mother of a young child, in a UNCITRAL investment treaty claim against the government of Kuwait under the Kuwait-Russia bilateral investment treaty related to the destruction of her investment in KGLI and her arbitrary prosecution and imprisonment.
  • Secured a win on behalf of a global automotive parts manufacturer before London’s Technology and Construction Court after more than three years of intense litigation. Our client brought the suit against a manufacturer of seals after the manufacturer’s parts failed and led to millions of dollars of warranty obligations owed by our client to its customers.
  • Representing a Qatari construction and engineering company in an ICC arbitration against a Japanese engineering company in a case concerning the construction of a helium plant.
  • Serving as lead arbitration counsel for the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission (APMC) in an arbitration regarding the U.S. government’s revocation of the permit for the planned expansion of the Keystone Pipeline System, an ongoing matter worth at least $1.3 billion CAD.
  • Delivered significant victory for client Broadsheet LLC against the government of Pakistan in an international commercial arbitration on a breach of contract matter that included a win on the merits, a subsequent win when the English High Court dismissed Pakistan’s application to challenge aspects of the decision, and a victory securing an award that satisfied damages and costs plus interest accrued on those sums.
  • Secured significant compensatory damages judgments on behalf of victims of terrorism, including in matters related to the 1983 and 1984 bombings of the American Embassy in Beirut; the attack on Nice, France, in 2016; the 1998 bombings of the United States embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and attacks supported by Sudan. The total recovery for victims of terrorism is in the billions of dollars and continues to grow.