Robert Kovacs

Partner | London

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Track record

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.

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