Clarity is key, whether as to process, cost, strength of claim or the inevitable risk factors. We ensure that from the outset of a dispute and throughout its life we give the clearest of advice on these points, and assist our clients in forming the appropriate strategy to meet the desired outcome – whether this is fighting the matter to a final award or judgment, or the earliest achievable exit.
As part of that, we strive to ensure there are no illusions, and no surprises. Where there is uncertainty we identify what that is, and what should be done to address it. And if developments mean that the strategy and/or desired outcome needs review, then we are quick to do so.
We work for a range of companies that operate internationally, across a variety of sectors, and for whom a choice of law and jurisdiction clause is fundamental for their contracts. The team is led by Euan Palmer and Russell Strong, each with their own international background, experience in working with foreign laws and jurisdictions, and each with an ongoing and measured desire to win. Euan and Russell have long experience in international disputes, both with disputes going through the courts, or via arbitration in the major arbitral institutions (including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC and LMAA).
Whilst we enjoy expertise across a number of sectors, we have particular focus on disputes coming out of the Energy, Oil & Gas and International Trade sectors.