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International Arbitration

Clyde & Co specialises in providing complex arbitration services in the world’s established and emerging markets, ensuring clients have access to experience and expertise as and when required.

Global arbitration experience for corporates, investors and states.

Global arbitration experience for corporates, investors and states.

We specialise in cross-border, multi-jurisdictional and complex international arbitration across a range of sectors which build, power, move and protect the global economy.

Our breadth and depth of arbitration experience is unparalleled at a global level in the market. It is underpinned and enhanced by our deep sector knowledge and long experience of local arbitral centres and the rules that apply in various jurisdictions.

Our presence on six continents has enabled us to build a particularly strong reputation in new and emerging markets. We routinely act for and against governments in investment disputes in many of the rapidly expanding and sometimes unpredictable markets of the world.

Using our extensive network of offices and mature team of legal specialists, we respond rapidly in high pressure scenarios, delivering a tailored, flexible service to meet the requirements of individual disputes.

Our clients include corporates, investors, financial institutions, private individuals, governments, states and state-owned entities.

Our International Arbitration Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • ICC arbitration regarding construction project in Alexandria

    Conducting an ICC arbitration in Cairo on behalf of a contractor in respect of a construction project in Alexandria


    East African road dispute

    Advising on multiple arbitration claims relating to the construction of a regional road in East Africa


    Energy dispute under LCIA rules

    LCIA arbitration between a Ghanaian state owned oil storage and transportation company and an energy trading company.


    Telecommunications infrastructure dispute against the Government of Guinea

    Acting for a telecommunication infrastructure company in an ICC arbitration against the Government of Guinea in relation to a debt recovery.


    ICC arbitration regarding the termination of a joint development and funding agreement

    Advising a Moroccan real estate developer in an ICC arbitration regarding the termination of a joint development and funding agreement


    JV dispute arising from an infrastructure project

    Advising on an ICC arbitration relating to a joint venture dispute concerning an infrastructure project in Nigeria.

  • Property damage and business interruption losses

    Advising a Bermudian insurer on claims for property damage and business interruption losses arising from the shutdown of a US steel mill.


    Pharmaceutical-related USD 100 million Bermuda Form arbitration

    Successfully representing insurers in a USD 100 million pharmaceutical-related Bermuda Form Arbitration


    Multinational energy corporation Joint Venture Agreement arbitral claim

    Represented Petrobras in an UNCITRAL arbitration emanating from a joint venture agreement for the construction and operation of a power generation facility. The case was ranked 38th in the The American Lawyer’s 2007 Arbitration Scorecard.


    ICC USD 4 million port construction works arbitration

    Advising on a USD 4 million ICC arbitration concerning dredging and port construction works in the Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic

    USD 200 million coverage arbitration governed by NY law

    Prevailing in a London arbitration where the Panel ruled under New York law, the insured was not entitled to any coverage with respect to its $200 million claim arising out of its manufacture and sale of allegedly defective pacemakers

    United States
  • AED 330 million mining contractor termination dispute

    Acting for a major subcontractor in a Supreme Court of Victoria proceeding involving AED 330 million in claims arising from the employer’s termination of the main contractor to the Minerva coal mine project


    USD 105 million bulk carrier newbuild dispute

    Acting for an owner/operator and its P&I Club against a Chinese shipyard and trading house in relation to the building of four bulk carriers, with a total value of USD 105 million. By winning the arbitration for the first vessel, the case was subsequently settled and our clients were able to...


    ISDA derivatives arbitration before HKIAC

    Advised a European client in a complicated ISDA derivatives arbitration before HKIAC.

    Hong Kong

    UNCITRAL dispute concerning a major power and utilities project

    Advising a US client on an UNCITRAL dispute relating to the purchase of a hydro power development in India.


    SIAC arbitration for a major Indian contractor

    Representing the Indonesian subsidiary of one of the largest Indian contractors in a SIAC arbitration involving the construction of an offshore pipeline.


    Coal exporters' USD 500 million arbitrations

    Acting for a coal exporter in various arbitrations valued at USD 500 million. This included a USD 280 million SIAC arbitration against a power producer concerning the export of several million tones of thermal coal from Indonesia after the Indonesian Government imposed new export requirements


    State-owned copper mine LME arbitration

    Successfully defending a Mongolian state owned copper mine in an LME arbitration concerning the practice and procedure for the sale of copper concentrates


    SCMA USD 200 million construction contract arbitration

    Represented a marine engineering company in a USD 200 million plus SCMA arbitration involving the termination of a construction contract for a self-propelled, self-elevating vessel. According to the SCMA, this was the highest value arbitration under SCMA rules at the time.


    TadAZ aluminium production rights dispute

    Acting for the trading partners of a state owned aluminium plant in Tajikistan concerning rights to aluminium production and allegations of bribery and corruption; and on a related claim based on an alleged fraudulent misappropriation of the assets of an alleged partnership/joint venture...

  • QR 110 million road project claim and ICC arbitration

    Advising a joint venture contractor on a QR 110 million claim and ICC arbitration arising out of a road project in Qatar


    Breach of Guarantee AED 1bn ADCCAC arbitration

    Acted for an Abu Dhabi Government owned organisation in an ADCCAC arbitration in respect of an AED 1 billion plus claim against a bank for breach of guarantee.

    United Arab Emirates

    DIAC arbitration regarding infrastructure contracts

    Representing two Dubai government departments in a DIAC arbitration arising out of the contract for construction of a major infrastructure project.

    United Arab Emirates

    Yemeni USD 10.9 billion Production Sharing Agreement ICC Arbitration

    Successfully acting on a multi-billion dollar arbitration concerning the Republic of Yemen's national wealth and in relation to a 20-year old Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) regarding the Marib Block 18 oil field in the Yemen. Reported in The American Lawyer as the 2nd largest contract...


    USD 35 million ICC arbitration regarding payment and timescales

    Acting for a subcontractor based in Yemen on a USD 35 million ICC arbitration concerning payment and extensions of time in relation to a construction project

  • ICC Paris arbitration on behalf of an international contractor

    Representing an international main contractor in an ICC arbitration in Paris in connection with a high value mixed use development in Egypt.


    Parallel arbitrations regarding a USD 2.5bn Polish telecoms company

    Representing Elektrim in one of three parallel arbitrations relating to a dispute for control of Polish telecoms company PTC. This USD 2.5 billion LCIA arbitration featured heavily in the American Lawyer Scorecard 2011.


    LCIA energy industry supplier dispute

    Representing an energy company in an LCIA arbitration regarding a large biomass plant located in Russia.

    Russian Federation

    ICC arbitration between a State Government and defence provider

    Acted for the Government of Serbia in an ICC Arbitration brought by Israeli defence company ImageSat. The challenge was heard over four days in the Commercial Court.


    Precedent setting FOSFA sale of goods arbitration

    Successfully acting on this high profile FOSFA arbitration concerning a soft commodity agreement and time limits for the commencement of the arbitration. The judgment was widely reported, having implications on the timing of all future soft commodity cases


    GAFTA arbitration between grain traders and buyers

    Representing Swiss grain traders in GAFTA arbitration proceedings regarding claims against non-paying Israeli buyers and successfully defending the buyers’ counterclaim for alleged contamination of cargo with T2 mycotoxin on appeal.


    Dispute involving German clients

    Acting for German clients in civil and arbitration proceedings in the UK.

    United Kingdom

    LMAA USD 1 billion breach of contract arbitration

    Acting for an offshore firm in a USD 1 billion plus LMAA arbitration against a South American state owned company for breach of contract and expropriation of assets.

    United Kingdom

    D&O related London arbitration under NY law

    Successfully representing a Bermuda insurer in a London arbitration applying New York law to a claim by a CEO of a major TMT company under a directors' and officers' policy

    United Kingdom

    Advising an African state on a dispute involving issues of sovereign immunity and conflict of laws

    The arbitration relates to the application of administrative law in connection with an agreement to provide flag services. It concerns issues of conflict of laws and administrative law and sovereign immunity.

    United Kingdom