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Outer Temple Team Act in High Value LCIA Virtual Arbitration

John McKendrick QC, Nicholas Johnson QC and Alex Haines were instructed on behalf of the Respondent in an international commercial dispute worth over £115 million.

Between January and April 2020, John McKendrick QC, Nicholas Johnson QC and Alex Haines were instructed on behalf of the Respondent in an international commercial dispute worth over £115 million.

The dispute was between two parties in a former Soviet Republic, involving high value commodities.

The arbitration took place under LCIA Rules and John and Alex represented the respondent at the hearing, which took place virtually. One witness was cross-examined from his overseas location and the legal representatives and Tribunal all participated remotely.

The team successfully reduced the respondent’s liability to less than 50% of what was sought in the claimant’s request for arbitration, representing a considerable saving for their client.

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John practises in all areas of commercial and public law.

Nick practises in business crime and regulation, with related commercial work.

Alex specialises in international law, including global investigations, sanctions law, international arbitration and international organisations law.

For further information about John, Nick or Alex please contact David Smith on +44 (0)20 7427 4905 or Colin Bunyan on +44 (0)20 7427 4886 for a confidential discussion.

News, International 26 May, 2020

Authors

John McKendrick QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2016

Nick Johnson QC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2016

Alex Haines

Call: 2007 (England & Wales); 2019 (New York); and 2020 (Ireland)

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