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OTC has substantial experience of International Arbitration, not only as counsel in all types of arbitral proceedings but also in expedited proceedings and emergency arbitration proceedings, enforcement of awards and satellite litigation arising from arbitration disputes including sanctions.
We regularly work with international clients in the UK and throughout Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific, US, Latin America and Caribbean, under ICSID, PCA, LCIA, ICC, DIFC-LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, DIAC, ADCCAC, LMAA, UNCITRAL, AAA-ICDR, CAS and ad hoc rules.
As a wider offering, the set also has a list of arbitrators which strengthens our arbitration offering as a group. Members are listed as arbitrators or have experience of being appointed in cases involving ICC, SIAC, CAS, AIAC, THAC, QICCA, DIAC, ACICA, CIETAC, LCIA, DIFC-LCIA, UNCITRAL, Resolution Institute and ad hoc rules.
We have expertise in commercial, construction and infrastructure, energy and natural resources, transport (shipping, travel, aviation) sport, intellectual property and corporate disputes including shareholder, joint-venture and post M&A. That expertise extends to international law and international trade, with experience of acting in investment law claims and claims involving states and state-owned enterprises including disputes relating to state Immunity and enforcement.
The support team have an excellent understanding of the International Arbitration market. Practice Director, Sam Carter was previously with the International Arbitration Centre, London and was responsible for the creation of a specialist ADR set. He and the team are here to assist, understand and guide you through all necessary logistics of a dispute. We work with you to put together the right counsel team and/or individual(s) to act as co-counsel, experts as part of a legal team in your dispute, as well being able to recommend an appropriate arbitrator, mediator, expert determiner or other neutral.
We have offices in London and Dubai, and members based in London, Dubai, KSA, Hong Kong, New York, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and India which allows our clients easy access to those handling their disputes across Europe, Middle-East, Asia-Pacific and US.
Members of the team often act on behalf of substantial international corporates and business in a variety of areas, and in multi jurisdictions.
Disputes often arise out of joint venture agreements, shareholder, post M&A, finance and substantial projects.
These cases include complex issues of state Immunity, enforcement, rights and obligations under a sale and purchase agreement, termination of contracts, jurisdiction, and calculation of expectation loss.
Members are often involved in disputes arising out of substantial construction, infrastructure and development projects, acting for developers, contractors, state and state entities, corporations and joint ventures. These disputes are very complex involving multiple technical and quantum experts
The team have experience of issues relating to professional negligence, pre-action negotiations in the BIT proceedings, delay, aborted projects, failed infrastructure, defective design, frustration, force majeure, contractual variations, and extension of time, purchase price, workmanship, defective works, liquidated damages and prolongation.
In addition to conducting disputes under key arbitral rules we have experience of JCT, FIDIC, NEC3, as well as bespoke construction contracts, and turnkey agreements.
The team often acts on behalf of oil & gas and mining companies in substantial disputes and projects including pipelines and energy plants.
These often arise from joint venture, tripartite, sale and purchase and oil exploration agreements, performance guarantees, royalties and pricing, issues of international jurisdiction and state immunity, assignment clauses, breach, sanctions, fraud and BIT proceedings.
The team offers comprehensive coverage of all areas of sports law practice. Our Counsel provide advice, advocacy, analysis and answers in a commercial and client focussed approach to both players and athletes, players’ associations and Sports Governing Bodies as well as national and international federations. They appear in Courts, Tribunals and Arbitrations nationally and internationally, and provide reviews and advice on governance and the regulation of sport.
Members have experience as counsel and arbitrator under the CAS, The FA Judicial Panel, Sport Resolutions Arbitral Panel, Sport Dispute Resolutions Ireland Arbitral and Mediation Panel, The National Safeguarding Panel, British Equine Federation’s Anti-Doping and Controlled Medication Hearing Body.
The team has the established expertise to provide a fast and proactive response to urgent applications and hearings and is able to draw on experience sitting as arbitrators, mediators and panellists in domestic and international tribunals and advising and reviewing the work of international and national sports governing bodies in areas including anti-corruption and safeguarding.
Some examples of our international arbitration includes: