Advising a Government in South-East Asia on a potential WTO claim
A Withers team advised a Government in South-East Asia on a potential WTO claim.
Advising a Middle Eastern State on public international law issues
We advised a Government in the Middle East on public international law issues regarding accession to a multilateral treaty and international organisation.
UK-based services company
We advised a UK-based services company on sanctions at the UK, EU and US levels.
A Mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate in a claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Acting for a PRC industrial conglomerate in a billion-dollar treaty claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the China-Nigeria bilateral investment treaty. The claim was for expropriation and breaches of fair and equitable treatment and other standards regarding an investment in a 10,000-hectare free trade zone and joint venture agreement with Ogun State in Nigeria.
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.
International Court of Justice
Advising a State on proceedings before the International Court of Justice concerning a human rights treaty.
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
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.
'Renewing the Relationship between Treaty and Custom in International Investment Law', BIICL Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) Conference - March 2019
'Investment Arbitration: Five Controversies', SOAS, University of London - October 2017
'Investment Arbitration in Ukraine and the CIS', Law Society of England and Wales - March 2017
'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