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Scholz GmbH v Kingdom of Morocco Counsel of the Claimant in an ICSID arbitration related to a metals recycling business.
Asian investor v Sub-Saharan African State Counsel of the Claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration related to a free trade zone.
A11Y LTD v Czech Republic Counsel of the Claimant in an ICSID-administered UNCITRAL arbitration related to assistive technologies.
Advising a State on proceedings before the International Court of Justice concerning a human rights treaty.
Advising an international organisation on a successful representation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child regarding El Salvador’s obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Advising a Government on a legal challenge to measures of another Government concerning human rights and constitutional issues.
Representing an Italian energy company on a successful ad hoc arbitration concerning the construction of a hospital in Libya.
Advising a government in Europe on drafting a model bilateral investment treaty and negotiating a bilateral investment treaty with another government.
Advising a State in relation to international aviation and sovereignty issues under public international law.
Advising a State on potential State-to-State dispute in relation to international environmental law issues.
Advising a State in relation to issues pertaining to freedom of navigation and the law of the sea.
Advising an international organisation on EU-Russia sanctions.
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‘Fairness and the Final Word’, Turkish Commercial Law Review, Volume 2(1) - Summer 2016
‘New rules in the new year: SIAC’s Investment Arbitration Rules’, Asia Business Law Journal, January 2017
‘Asean and Investment Treaty Arbitration’, The Arbitrator & Mediator - December 2015
‘Cuba libre - but with investment protection’, Global Arbitration Review - November 2015
‘How the Pechstein case has brought CAS’s independence into question’, Global Arbitration Review - September 2015
ICC Task Force on Trusts and Arbitration
London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
LCIA Arab Users’ Council
Arbitrator Panellist at Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
‘W(h)ither ICSID jurisdiction?’, Quadrant Chambers Conference, London - April 2016
‘ASEAN and Investment Treaty Arbitration’, KLRCA / RAIF Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - May 2015
‘The BVI and Bilateral Investment Treaties’, Business BVI International Arbitration Conference, British Virgin Islands - May 2015
‘Costs in Investment Treaty Arbitration’, Investment Treaty Forum Conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London - October 2013
State-State Disputes in International Environmental Law’, New York City Bar Conference on Developments in International Environmental Compliance and Enforcement - April 2013
‘Arbitral Agreements and Awards as Investments in Investment Treaty Arbitration’, Investment Treaty Forum Seminar of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Paris - February 2013
‘The Future of the UN: Four Predictions’, The International Conference on Cultural Diplomacy and the UN, UN Headquarters, New York - February 2012
BIICL Investment Treaty Forum Conference, "Renewing the Relationship between Treaty and Custom in International Investment Law" – 2019.
SOAS, University of London, "Investment Arbitration: Five Controversies" – 2017
Law Society of England and Wales, "Investment Arbitration in Ukraine and the CIS" – 2017
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