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Sabina Cehajic

Legal Director

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Sabina Cehajic

Sabina Cehajic

Legal Director

People

Sabina Cehajic

Sabina Cehajic

Legal Director

Sabina is a dispute resolution lawyer focussing on complex international trade, investment and commodity related matters.

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Sabina is a dispute resolution lawyer focussing on complex international trade, investment and commodity related matters.

Regions covered
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Sabina acts on a broad range of international trade, investment and commodity related matters, both contentious and non-contentious, representing the interests of leading international companies. Her focus is on soft and hard commodities.

Sabina specialises in the resolution of multi-jurisdictional, high value and complex claims, with extensive experience in High Court litigation, including the Court of Appeal, and international arbitrations including UNCITRAL, ICSID, LCIA, FOSFA and GAFTA.

Sabina advises international trading companies and state entities on public international law issues relating to international trade, including bilateral investment treaties, international economic sanctions and sovereign immunity, as well as fraud, anti-bribery, corruption, anti-money laundering and compliance matters. Her practice also includes significant experience in corporate investigations.

Sabina's secondment to the in-house legal department of a major international commodity trading client gained her an in-depth understanding of the needs of her clients.

Sabina is an English qualified lawyer. She is fluent in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Experience
  • Conducting corporate investigation of a major international commodity client's internal anti-bribery and corruption procedures and factual matrix following a whistleblowing. Advising the client regarding required improvements
  • Conducting a multi-jurisdictional external investigation spanning the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, BVI, China and Taiwan of the factual matrix of a fraud committed against a leading international commodity client and representing the client in proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal for recovery of the losses suffered
  • Advising a client on a $350 million enforcement action subject to EU sanctions regulations and state immunity law
  • Representing the beneficiary of a letter of credit in High Court proceedings relating to allegations of fraud concerning the presentation of documents
  • Representing an investor in a multi-million dollar bilateral investment treaty arbitration
  • Representing a major international trading company in a mining dispute arbitration in Mumbai, successfully defending a $415 million claim and resulting in an award in the sum of $120 million in the client's favour
  • Representing a major international commodity client in its claim under contracts of guarantee relating to the supply of coal and coking coke in Bosnia both in the High Court and in parallel arbitration proceedings under the LCIA Rules, resulting in a judgment and award in the sum of $170 million in the client's favour
Sectors

Sectors

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trade & Commodities

Services

Services

  • International Arbitration

  • Regulatory & Investigations