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General Commercial Arbitration

General Commercial Arbitration

We represent clients from many business sectors in their commercial disputes, notably matters arising from sales, supply, distribution and agency agreements. Current and recent cases include the representation of:

  • A Middle Eastern company in an ICC arbitration in Doha against a Middle Eastern energy company. The dispute arises from a gas supply agreement. Qatari law applies.
  • A global chemical company as Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Hong Kong against a North Asian rechargeable batteries manufacturer. The dispute arose from a Technology Transfer Agreement. The dispute is governed by New York and Korean law.
  • An Asian oil & gas company in an arbitration in Stockholm under the SCC Rules against a European chemical company. The dispute arose under a technology transfer agreement. It also involves joint venture-related issues. Swedish law applies.
  • A North American agro-sciences company as Claimant and counterclaim respondent in AAA arbitration in Illinois against a plant breeding company regarding the alleged breach of a collaborative research and development agreement. Approximately USD 400 million was at stake. Illinois law applied.
  • A European subsidiary of North American company in the defense industry, in an arbitration under the aegis of Lisbon Commercial Association/Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The dispute concerned the termination of a series of contracts related to the supply of defense equipment. Portuguese law applied and the seat of arbitration was Lisbon.
  • A European manufacturing company as Claimant in an ICC arbitration brought against a US law firm. The dispute concerned the Respondent's liability for damages incurred by our client as a result of the Respondent's advice provided in the course of a patent litigation before the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
  • A Central American subsidiary of a leading European energy company in a dispute with a large multinational manufacturer relating to the supply of diesel generators to be incorporated in a heavy fuel oil-fired power plant. Swiss law applied and the dispute was subject to ICC arbitration in Geneva.
  • Various entities of a major beverage company in two ICC arbitrations in Paris against a service provider. The first arbitration arose from a settlement agreement and the second arbitration arose from a supply agreement. Both cases raised complex procedural issues in the context of multiparty multicontract arbitrations. French law applied.
  • Subsidiaries of a leading European renewable energy company as Claimants in an ICC arbitration initiated against a Latin American energy company in relation to the sale of a wind farm project in Latin America. The seat of the arbitration was Montevideo, Uruguay and Argentine law applied.
  • A prominent French global fashion label as Claimant in an ad hoc arbitration in Singapore against an Asian textile company. The dispute arose in connection with trademark registrations in breach of an agreement between the parties and misrepresentations by the Respondent in a great number of national trademark proceedings. Singapore law applied.

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