Robert Kovacs

Special Counsel | London

Secretary Christine Woodroffe


Track record

Mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate

Represented a mainland Chinese industrial conglomerate, Zhongshan Fucheng Industrial Investment Co. Ltd., on a billion-dollar treaty claim against the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the China-Nigeria bilateral investment treaty. 

Investor treaty arbitration

Representing a Chinese company in an ad hoc investor treaty arbitration against an African State

ICSID arbitrations banking sector

Representing the Republic of Croatia in multiple ICSID arbitrations brought by Austrian companies concerning the banking sector

ICSID arbitration

Representing a Dutch company in an ICSID arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela relating to the expropriation of a manufacturing facility

LCIA arbitration

Representing a Croatian State-owned entity in a LCIA arbitration regarding an energy supply contract

Cross-border oil and gas deposit

Advising a government on its rights in relation to a cross-border oil & gas deposit in an occupied territory under international and humanitarian law

International human rights

Advising a multinational company on international human rights obligations in relation to a mine in an African State

Sanctions regimes

Advising a multinational company on sanctions regimes under the UK, US, EU and UN frameworks