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Advising a consortium of leading multinational energy companies in UNCITRAL arbitration and expert determination proceedings against a Central Asian Republic. The case concerned budget and schedule disputes worth US$ 9 billion in a high-profile and politically significant dispute concerning one of the world's largest oil and gas projects

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Representing Sinopec in its successful USD$5.5 billion fraud claim against Repsol arising from the acquisition of a series of offshore oil and gas assets in the UK North Sea. The arbitration was administered by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).


Advising BP 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

The Government of Spain

Advising the Government of Spain in successful proceedings commenced by 16 investment funds based on alleged violations of the protections in the Energy Charter Treaty according to foreign investors 

International energy companies

Advising on joint venture of international energy companies in an ICC arbitration regarding the gas supply to an LNG plant in a West African country

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Simon Chapman KC

Partner, Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Hong Kong

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Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and of Public International Law, London

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Partner, Co-Head of the Latin America Group, Co-Head of the Public International Law Group, US Head of International Arbitration, London

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