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Timothy Hughes

Timothy S Hughes


New York

Tim is an Associate in our New York office specialising in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. 



Tim specialises in international arbitration and has particular experience in disputes arising under public international law and in the hospitality, energy and mining sectors. He has represented clients in institutional and ad hoc proceedings under many of the principal sets of arbitration rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL. He has practiced in Washington, DC, Hong Kong and New York.

Tim earned his law degree in 2010 from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he earned a certificate of specialisation in international law. At Berkeley, Tim served as the Supervising Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and was a research assistant to Professor David D Caron.

Tim's experience includes advising:

  • The Government of Malaysia in a billion-dollar arbitration against the Republic of Singapore concerning the interpretation of a bilateral treaty, conducted under the Permanent Court of Arbitration Optional Rules for Arbitrating Disputes Between Two States
  • an international oil company in a multi-billion dollar SIAC arbitration in Singapore in relation to an oil & gas production joint venture
  • an international hotel company in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a Lebanese property developer
  • a PRC petrochemical and commodities trading company in multiple parallel HKIAC arbitrations to compel the completion of a US$350 million acquisition
  • a PRC natural resources company in connection with disputes arising out of production sharing contracts with a US energy company