International Arbitration

International Arbitration

Henderson Chambers has built on its acknowledged expertise in product liability, energy, insurance, financial services and IT litigation to firmly establish itself in international arbitration.  Members of chambers appear in ICSID, ICC, LCIA and Ad Hoc arbitrations.

Highlights include:

  • Acting for a Ukrainian company in a commercial arbitration pursuant to the ICC Rules in relation to a dispute under a contract in the telecommunications sector (details not public)
  • Acting for the Respondent in Tethyan Copper Company Pty Limited v Islamic Republic of Pakistan, ICSID Case No. ARB/12/1, a dispute under the Pakistan-Australia BIT in relation to the refusal of a mining licence over very large-scale copper and gold-deposits at Reko Diq, in Pakistan
  • Acting for the State in a dispute arising out of a £750 million contract for an electronic immigration software system (applicable rules: LCIA)
  • Acting for a United Kingdom company against a United States company in an arbitration relating to data and financial services (details not public; applicable rules: ICC)
  • Acting for a software company against a State in a multi-million pound ad hoc arbitration concerning payment for out of scope functionality added to a successful IT project (details not public)
  • Acting as expert witness on EU law in a BIT arbitration involving Swedish investors and a European State (applicable rules: ICSID).

Members of Chambers undertake a wide range of advisory work in arbitrations, both prior to the commencement of and during the proceedings.   A number of  members of Chambers have previously practiced as solicitors or attorneys in international arbitration teams of leading law firms.  They draw on this experience to offer a hands-on and comprehensive approach, both working alone and as part of a team.

A number of members also complement private practice with academic postings.

Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings

Members of Chambers have been instructed in some of the most high-profile arbitration-related court proceedings in the United Kingdom in recent years.

Highlights include:

  • Acting for the Claimant in Viorel Micula v Romania, High Court, Claim 2014-1197, in proceedings relating to the enforcement of an ICSID Award
  • Acting for the Applicant in The Secretary of State for the Home Department v Raytheon Systems Limited, in which an arbitration award of over £200million was successfully set aside in its entirety for serious irregularity, resulting in a fresh hearing

Members of Chambers regularly advise clients in enforcement proceedings, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.

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