Christopher Birks

Associate | London


Client Services Contact Lucy Harris

 

Track record

Acting for an Italian company

Acting for an Italian company in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Arab Republic of Egypt relating to a waste management project.

Acting for an Asian investor

Acting for an Asian investor in enforcing a high-value arbitral award against an African State.

Acted for a Belgian partnership

Acted for a Belgian partnership in defending an application in the Queen's Bench Division for a third party debt order in respect of several works of art.

Acted on behalf of an an aircraft leasing group

Acted on behalf of an aircraft leasing group in a Commercial Court dispute with a Southeast Asian airline group arising out of the non-payment of sums due under various leases and guarantees. The claim involved connected insolvency proceedings before the Paris Commercial Court.

Acted on behalf of a contractor

Acted on behalf of a contractor in an eleven-party dispute in the Technology and Construction Court arising out of faulty electrical work in an industrial fire suppression system.

Acted for a manufacturer

Acted for a manufacturer in a high-value CIArb commercial arbitration involving connected proceedings in the United States.

Advised an Australasian aircraft maintenance company

Advised an Australasian aircraft maintenance company on the merits of an American contractual counterparty's invocation of a force majeure clause on the grounds of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions on international travel.

Defended a South American freight carrier

Defended a South American freight carrier in Circuit Commercial Court proceedings arising out of the degradation of perishable cargo in transit.