AN INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT FRANCHISE CHAIN
Representing an international restaurant franchise chain in defending an ICC arbitral claim brought against it by a former franchisee in Asia who alleged that the franchise agreement had been wrongfully terminated
A MULTINATIONAL ENERGY COMPANY
Representing a multinational energy company in dealing with sham arbitration proceedings in Africa and potential claims under an investment treaty (potential ICSID, international law).
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
Advising Mylan Laboratories in its significant victory in a SIAC arbitration commenced by Phosphagenics in Singapore arising from licensing and research agreements, in which Phosphagenics claimed damages of over US$ 300 million
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 SCF II, a subsidiary of the major African urban land development group, Rendeavour, in an LCIA arbitration in relation to the Tatu City project in Kenya. SCF II succeeded in the arbitration in relation to its claims for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract. We have also assisted SCF II in relation to enforcement of the award in Mauritius
Awards and recognition
Ranked Top 3 in the world, Ranked amongst top 5 in the world 2016 - 2019
Global Arbitration Review Top 30 2020
"Renowned international arbitration group with impressive global reach"
Chambers Global 2020
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is 'rightly respected in the market as a top operator in the field of international arbitration and it has superb, pragmatic and hardworking lawyers at every level'.
Tier 1 – Legal 500 UK 2020
"Standout arbitration capability coupled with an unrivalled breadth of regional coverage"
Standalone Band 1 - Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
"The firm garners praise for its international expertise, with one source noting that it is ‘well known among the local legal communities for its active presence and excellent expertise in cross-border transactions,’”
Chambers Europe 2020
Paula Hodges KC
Head of Global Arbitration Practice, London
Simon Chapman KC
Regional Head of Practice - Dispute Resolution, Asia, Hong Kong
Partner, Co-Head, Public International Law Practice, Deputy Head, Global Arbitration Practice, London
Dr Patricia Nacimiento