Basic facts about the department
What the team is known for Talented team with expertise in handling high-value investment treaty and ECT arbitrations. Possesses a wealth of experience in representing both states and companies, with recent work including disputes arising in the telecommunications, construction, infrastructure, energy and mining industries.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They work well as a team, have incredible breadth and depth, and are a pleasure to work with."
"The firm has a great culture of achieving results for its clients and the terms of engagement are very clear."
Work highlights Represented Churchill Mining and Planet Mining in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Indonesia, claiming unlawful expropriation of their investments under two BITs.
Public international law heavyweight Stephen Jagusch QC is best known for his expertise in investor-state arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, including the ECT. Commentators praise him for "being extremely persuasive and standing firm in protecting the client's interests."
"Well rounded international lawyer" Anthony Sinclair assists states and private investors in disputes under the ECT and various BITs. Sources say: "He is switched on, understands the client's objective and manages expectations beautifully."
Epaminontas Triantafilou concentrates his practice on investment treaty arbitrations and has experience in disputes arising across the globe, including Europe, South-East Asia, Central Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Observers note: "He perfectly understands the concerns of his clients and is unbelievably committed to doing the best job for them."
Significant clients Dubai Ports World, Abed El-Jaouni, Imperial Holding, Captain Ossam Al-Sharif, Republic of Azerbaijan.