We boast one of the few arbitration practices in the London market able to combine deep experience in arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism with technical subject matter expertise.
We regularly handle disputes concerning pharma and biotech sector contracts, IT licensing and outsourcing projects, engineering and manufacturing contracts, as well as corporate transactional and finance contracts. Where the factual context of an arbitration requires it, we are especially well positioned to assist given our technical, scientific, regulatory and IP expertise.
We have extensive experience acting in arbitrations under all of the major global institutional rules, including LCIA, ICC, SCC, Swiss Chambers, SIAC, WIPO and ICDR, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations, and we advise on the full range of issues that arise in the lifecycle of an arbitration. We help clients to set up arbitration structures that work for them, whether before or after a dispute has arisen, and that meet their objectives, such as confidentiality, neutrality, ease of enforcement or the requirement for an expert panel. We also help our clients to manage or to renegotiate procedures involving multiple parties. We regularly use the Commercial Court’s procedures in support of arbitration, including obtaining injunctions, applications for stays and to address jurisdiction issues as well as failures in the formation of a tribunal.
Our deep expertise in SEP/FRAND disputes means we are regularly asked to advise on the resolution of global disputes using arbitration, including issues relating to the formation and interpretation of arbitration agreements, appeal and the scope and enforcement of awards.