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Timothy Hughes

Timothy S Hughes


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



Tim specializes 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.

His geographic experience includes disputes seated in the United States, Europe, and Asia, and concerning parties from around the world. Tim practiced in the firm's Hong Kong office for over three years before relocating to New York in 2017, and has also practiced in Washington DC.

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 hospitality company in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a Lebanese property developer
  • a leading luxury hotel company in relation to potential disputes arising under hotel management contracts in Asia and the Middle East
  • a confidential client in an ICC arbitration in connection with a complex renewable energy construction project
  • an international oil company in a multi-billion dollar SIAC arbitration in Singapore in relation to an oil & gas production joint venture
  • a PRC petrochemical and commodities trading company in multiple parallel HKIAC arbitrations to compel the completion of a US$350 million acquisition



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.

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