Cases

Below we list some of our cases, representative of our practice.

Counsel in a long-running ad hoc arbitration between a state-owned enterprise and a sovereign state in the oil sector, involving aspects of public international law; the amount in dispute runs to several billion US dollars.

Counsel in a case for 30 corporate clients, persuading the Swiss Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision on the enforceability of an English freezing injunction.

Joint lead counsel representing a seller in a in an ongoing ad hoc gas purchase dispute in the Middle East; the amount in dispute is over USD 30 billion.

Counsel in a dispute relating to international Inheritance law and general civil law issues.

Counsel in an ICSID arbitration under the Korea – Belgium/ Luxembourg BIT, involving a claim against the Government of Korea in the aggregate amount of over USD 5 billion.

Lead counsel in a case involving lawyers / experts in several jurisdictions relating to a damages claim.

Counsel in setting aside proceedings against the ICC Award and securing an important win for the client at the Swiss Supreme Court level, resulting in a seminal decision on aspects of res judicata under Swiss law.

Counsel in defending claims in a EUR 3 billion arbitration under ICC Rules arising out of a disputed settlement agreement and governed by Swiss law.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute arising from the repair works of natural gas marine plants in Qatar. Claims were made against a Korean contractor in the aggregate amount of over USD 8 billion.

Counsel for Swiss claimants against various respondents in several jurisdictions relating to directors’ liability.

Counsel to a global real estate developer in an ICC arbitration seated in Korea, involving a dispute arising from a large real estate development project in Korea concerning financing of the project. The amount in dispute is over USD 2 billion.

Counsel in an international dispute relating to distribution and franchising agreements (fashion & luxury goods).

Joint lead counsel representing a methane gas exploration company in an ongoing ad hoc arbitration arising out of joint venture dispute governed by PRC law against major Asian state-owned enterprises; the amount in dispute is USD 1.8 billion.

Counsel to a UAE subcontractor in a dispute with a global conglomerate concerning a services contract governed by UAE law.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration between a Central Asian mining conglomerate and a contractor, with more than 500 million USD at stake.

Co-counsel in setting aside proceedings in Australia and enforcement proceedings in Singapore in relation to a SIAC award concerning a high-profile infrastructure project in Australia.

Counsel in a high-value LCIA arbitration seated in London, involving a dispute arising from the procurement, construction and commissioning of the first nuclear power station in the United Arab Emirates.

Counsel in a preliminary injunction proceeding before the Korean court between a hotel owner and a global hotel brand, relating to the termination of a long-term hotel management agreement

Counsel in an investment treaty arbitration filed by Swiss-based elevator maker Schindler against the Government of Korea, in connection to its investment in Hyundai Elevator.

Counsel in enforcement proceedings of an arbitral award that was rendered in favour of a shareholder of a Korean oil refining and marketing company at the Korean courts

Counsel in a case involving two state-owned entities in a highly complex ad hoc arbitration stemming from oil production and delivery agreements, securing an award of more than a billion USD for our clients, and defending the award before the Swiss Supreme Court.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving claims by a multinational private equity firm against a Korean bank in the amount of over USD 1.2 billion. Successfully defended the Korean bank.

Counsel in an investment treaty arbitration, US Steel Global Holdings I v. Republic of Slovakia, which involved investments into the steel-producing plant and energy producing assets and a dispute regarding electricity tariffs and incentives.

Counsel in a successful, high-profile ICC arbitration involving a dispute among shareholders for control over a major Korean oil refining and marketing company, with the underlying claims valued at over USD 3 billion (or USD 5 billion including counterclaims). The arbitration award won GAR’s “Arbitration Win of the Year” in 2011.

Co-counsel in an ICC arbitration concerning the break-up of Arthur Andersen, resulting in a seminal decision of the Swiss Supreme Court on the joinder of the arbitration agreements.

Representing a German client in an ad hoc investment arbitration against a CEE government concerning an expropriation of an enterprise.

Advice to an Austrian buyer under a long-term supply agreement for gas in a contentious price review with the seller.

Representing respondent from the CIS region in an ICC and Swiss Rules arbitration in the agricultural sector.

Advising a major Sport Federation in a contentious dispute with its constituents.

Representation of a major European bank in an arbitration under ICC Rules against a pension fund regarding an M&A transaction.

Advice to a major French energy company in relation to contractual price reviews under contracts for the sale and purchase of gas and electricity.

Counsel to an Asian global energy player in a dispute against a German seller.

Counsel to a US private equity firm in a Singapore seated ICC arbitration seeking successfully economic damages against two financial institutions.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration seated in Toronto, involving a dispute arising from the engineering and construction of a major mining and processing plant project in Madagascar, Africa.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration seated in London, involving a dispute arising from the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Jordan.

Counsel in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, involving a dispute arising from the engineering, procurement and construction of a heavy rail-based urban transit system in Vietnam.

Counsel to a major retail company in a US litigation in Guam, USA. The dispute related to a concession agreement for exclusive rights to operate duty free stores at the international airport in Guam.

Counsel in an LCIA arbitration seated in London. The dispute was related to the engineering and construction of several ultra-deepwater drillships and a semi-submersible rig.

Counsel in a SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore, involving a dispute relating to manufacture and sale of structural steel for use in the construction of a large-scale civil engineering project.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving a claim of over USD 500 million in connection to a dispute relating to the payment of royalties for wireless telecommunications technology.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration seated in Singapore, involving a post-M&A dispute over the purchase of shares in a hypermarkets chain in China.

Counsel to a major telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute over the ownership of a highly sophisticated and complex telecommunications device.

Counsel in an ICC-arbitration involving a dispute over an alleged unauthorized use of high-value proprietary enterprise resource planning software in breach of contract.

Counsel in the second known ICSID arbitration brought against the People’s Republic of China. The dispute related to a Korean company’s investment in the construction of a golf country club and condominiums in Sheyang-Xiam, Jiangsu province.

Counsel in an arbitration involving a dispute arising from the prospective sale of shares in a major multiplex facility in Korea pursuant to the provisions of a complex shareholders’ agreement.

Counsel in a consolidated HKIAC arbitration involving a post-M&A dispute over the sale of shares in a major logistics company between two global private equity firms.

Counsel in an HKIAC arbitration involving a post-M&A dispute over the sale and purchase of shares between a Hong Kong entity and two Korean venture capital investment funds.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute over the design, marketing and sale of golf club memberships and luxury real estate on a man-made island in the Yellow Sea.

Counsel in an arbitration involving a dispute over the relocation of a major US military base from downtown Seoul to a satellite city.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute arising from a contract between a Korean automobile manufacturer and the largest automobile company in the United States concerning the transfer and use of technology.

Counsel in an arbitration involving a dispute between Korea’s largest gas corporation and its former joint venture partner (UK listed entity) regarding the development of a gas field in Western Iraq on the Syrian border.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration between two welding product companies regarding a dispute over a control of a Chinese joint venture company.

Counsel in an HKIAC arbitration involving a post-M&A dispute between a Hong Kong entity and two Korean venture capital investment funds over the sale and purchase of shares.

Counsel, together with US co-counsel, in defending two large financial institutions in a class action lawsuit involving allegations of securities fraud and seeking damages in excess of USD 600 million.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration involving a dispute arising from a distributorship agreement between one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medical products and one of Korea’s most prominent publicly-listed pharmaceutical companies.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration between Korea’s largest engineering and construction company and a major German membrane roof construction company, involving a dispute over the roof construction of one of the football stadiums that hosted the 2002 World Cup matches.

Counsel to a football club in a claim against a player’s agent in proceedings before the FIFA Player’s Status Committee and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) arbitration.

Counsel to the president of the Badminton World Federation in organizational disputes between the Badminton World Federation and other regional federations. The dispute related to the governance of the Badminton World Federation.

Counsel in an ICC arbitration between one of Korea’s largest automobile manufacturers and one of the largest automobile distributors in Oman, involving a dispute arising from a distribution agreement.

Counsel to a prestigious Hong Kong-based private equity firm in an ICC arbitration involving a claim against one of Korea’s largest confectionary companies. The dispute related to the sale of a leading chain of convenience stores based in Korea.

Counsel to 16 creditors of a former Korean passenger vehicle manufacturer and distributor in an ICC arbitration over a dispute involving transfer of assets against, among others, the largest French automobile manufacturer and distributor.

Counsel to a leading Korean steel engineering company in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration in relation to the construction of a high-profile infrastructure project in Sydney, including subsequent setting aside proceedings in Australia and enforcement proceedings in Singapore.