Dimitrios Katsikis is an associate in the International Arbitration practice. His experience includes commercial and investor-State arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, CRCICA, ICSID and LCIA as well as ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Rules.
- Nine Asian Independent Power Producers (IPPs) as Claimants in an LCIA arbitration seated in London against a State-owned entity. The disputes arises out the non-payment of certain amounts under Power Purchase Agreements concluded between the IPPs and a State-owned entity. The law of the country of the State-owned entity applies.
- Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) as Claimants in a CRCICA arbitration in Cairo with East Mediterranean Gas S.A.E. (EMG), arising out of a long term gas supply contract between EGAS, EGPC and EMG. English law applies.
- Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) as Respondents in an ICC arbitration in Geneva brought by East Mediterranean Gas S.A.E. (EMG), arising out of a long term gas supply contract between EGAS, EGPC and EMG. English law applied.
- The Arab Republic of Egypt as Respondent in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Ampal-American Israel Corporation and other investors (ICSID Case No. ARB/12/11) concerning alleged violations of investors’ rights under the Egypt-U.S. and the Egypt-Germany bilateral investment treaties. The investment concerns a long term contract for the supply of natural gas.
- The Arab Republic of Egypt as Respondent in an investment arbitration concerning alleged violations of investors’ rights under the Egypt-Poland bilateral investment treaty. The investment concerns a long term contract for the supply of natural gas.
- The majority shareholders in the former Yukos Oil Company as Claimants in a series of three arbitrations against the Russian Federation in relation to the expropriation of their investment in the company. The claims were brought under the Energy Charter Treaty, a multilateral treaty governing trade and investment in the energy sector. The arbitrations were conducted in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and were administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague. In an Interim Award of November 20, 2009, the Arbitral Tribunal decided that it had jurisdiction over the dispute and that the claims were admissible. In a Final Award rendered on 18 July 2014, the Arbitral Tribunal ordered the Russian Federation to pay over USD 50 billion in damages to our clients, which makes this the largest arbitral award ever rendered by an arbitral tribunal. The Tribunal also ordered the Respondent to reimburse to our clients 75% of the legal fees they had incurred in these proceedings, as well as 100% of the arbitration costs.
University of Oxford
University College London
- New York
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Paris (foreign qualified lawyer)
- “The Meaning of Investment in Investment Treaty Arbitration,” in Arbitration under International Investment Agreements: A Guide to the Key Issues 266 (K. Yannaca-Small ed., OUP, 2nd ed. 2018) (with K. Yannaca-Small)
- “Combating Norm and Forum Shopping in Investment Arbitration,” 3(2) BCDR International Arbitration Review 279 (2016) (with M. Shelbaya)
- “A Philosophical Justification of an Individual’s Right to Sell her Body Parts,” 2009 UCL Jurisprudence Review 72
- “Fair and Equitable Treatment as Ex Aequo Et Bono” (Dissertation for the Bachelor of Civil Law, Oxford University, under the supervision of Dr Martins Paparinskis) (2011)