an international concession and construction group
on an ICC arbitration related to a stadium construction contract against the National Government in Algeria.
a trading company
as EPC contractor on delay and disruption claims in relation to three turbine power plants forming part of the US$4.1billion 10,000 MW integrated Power Project in Nigeria.
Saudi Arabian power and water company
on a series of disputes arising out of its projects in South Africa.
A US ENERGY COMPANY
in a multi-billion confidential arbitration relating to operations in the Middle East and North Africa.
in defence of a claim in excess of US$4 billion relating to its business in Nigeria. The dispute includes an international arbitration and court proceedings in several jurisdictions including Nigeria.
on contentious issues in contract and in tort, and in multiple jurisdictions and fora including the UK inquest proceedings, arising from the terrorist incident at the In Amenas gas facility in Algeria between 16-19 January 2013.
Awards and recognition
One source highlighted the team for being "extremely professional and proactive. I feel that they have this capacity to understand client needs and they can adjust."
Band 1 - Africa-wide Dispute Resolution Chambers Global 2014-2021
The practice maintains a high degree of professionalism, has legal acumen in diverse fields and its services are efficient," said one market commentator. Another source praised the firm's "deep knowledge of the natural resource sector and of African jurisdictions.
Chambers Global 2021: Africa-wide Dispute Resolution
One client described the team as "great litigators," adding: "They have a good marriage of international and local knowledge combined with business acumen to execute our needs." Another client agreed, stating: "They are responsive, pragmatic and reasonable," and going on to comment: "They understand the needs of the client."
Chambers Global 2021: South Africa Dispute Resolution
One source described the firm as "excellent, exceptionally innovative, forward-thinking, extremely analytical and proactive," adding that "they have been super all round." Further interviewees value its ability to "deliver a very personal service" that is equal parts "professional, commercial and extremely supportive of its clients."
Chambers Global 2020: Africa-wide Dispute Resolution
Paula Hodges KC
Head of Global Arbitration Practice, London
Partner, Co-Head, Public International Law Practice, Deputy Head, Global Arbitration Practice, London
Partner, New York