66% of respondents considered retention of party appointments to be desirable

International Arbitration

Our experienced team of lawyers conduct international arbitrations, involving parties from many different jurisdictions & countries, under a variety of different laws, and under all the major institutional rules.

With a holistic approach in place, your strategic and commercial objectives remain in focus. Our team size means your case will be managed from receipt of instructions to presentation in front of the Tribunal.

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Our 2017 survey looks at the issue of party appointed arbitrators.

Latest examples of work

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      ICC arbitration involving breach of a joint venture agreement governing the exploitation of mineral assets in Western Australia.

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      Representing the Bulgarian subsidiary of a global energy company in a high value ICC arbitration regarding the failure to properly design and build a lignite-fired power plant in Bulgaria.

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      Represented a national government in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings against the developer of a significant hotel and casino.

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      Acted for a Chinese cotton mill in an International Cotton Association arbitration concerning disputed jurisdiction.

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      Advised a subsidiary of a worldwide travel services and hotel operator which is in a dispute with a private investment vehicle in the Gulf over the construction and operation of a beachfront hotel.

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      Advised in a dispute under SIAC rules between the buyer and seller of an Indian telecommunications company in connection with the former’s alleged obligation to bring about an IPO.

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      Acting for a subsidiary of a global construction company in a dispute under a joint venture agreement relating to the development of the container terminal in Aqaba, Jordan. The claim, valued at US$70m, is subject to a tiered dispute resolution clause, which includes ICC arbitration.

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      Acted for a specialist Kuwaiti contractor in relation to disputes with a Korean EPC contractor arising out of the installation of mechanical & electrical equipment in a large crude oil processing plant in Kuwait.

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      Acted for a property developer and its project vehicle in ICC arbitration proceedings against a Turkish contractor. The claim concerned delays to and cancellation of an iconic office development in Moscow.

      Advised an Austrian EPC contractor in relation to various issues in connection with the £27m construction of a Biosolids Dryer Plant and the modification of an existing Waste Water Treatment plant in Russia

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      Represented a US logistics company in an agency agreement with an Indian company. The agency agreement provided for ad hoc arbitration in Singapore under the International Arbitration Act of Singapore.

Previous International Arbitration surveys

  • Download BLP International Arbitration Survey 2016

    International Arbitration Survey 2016

    Our 2016 survey considered the issue of diversity among appointed arbitrators. 

    Download your copy of the 2016 survey >

  • Download BLP International Arbitration Survey 2015

    International Arbitration Survey 2015

    Our 2015 survey examined the use of tribunal secretaries in international commercial arbitration.

    Download your copy of the 2015 survey >

  • Download BLP International Arbitration Survey 2014 >

    International Arbitration Survey 2014

    In previous years, BLP’s Arbitration Group has conducted surveys on various aspects of international arbitration: conflicts of interest (2010), delay (2012) and document production (2013). We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many international arbitration practitioners within our preferred firm network, and more widely, who responded to those surveys.

    Download your copy of the 2014 survey >

  • Download BLP International Arbitration Survey 2013 >

    International Arbitration Survey 2013

    In 2012, BLP’s International Arbitration Group conducted a survey on the problem of delay in international arbitration. The 2012 survey demonstrated that there is a considerable amount of concern about the time it takes to complete arbitration proceedings. There are various reasons for this – many of them perfectly legitimate. However, what the survey responses highlight is that arbitrators and parties alike should continue to be vigilant in monitoring whether arbitration practice matches the objective of achieving a process that is both fair and efficient. This involves keeping under review how well each of the individual steps in the process meets those criteria. With this in mind, we decided to conduct a survey on attitudes to document production in international arbitration.

    Download your copy of the 2013 survey >

  • Download BLP International Arbitration Survey 2012 >

    International Arbitration Survey 2012

    In 2010 BLP’s International Arbitration Group conducted a survey on perceived conflicts of interest involving arbitrators and advocates in international arbitration. Given the high level of interest shown in the 2010 survey, we decided to conduct a second survey on delay in the arbitration process.

    Download your copy of the 2012 survey >

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