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Commercial Arbitration

Enyo Law’s specialist international arbitration group combines technical excellence with in-depth understanding of the arbitral process to offer its clients outstanding results in a cost-effective manner.

Our arbitration group comprises highly skilled lawyers with a successful track record of acting in high-value, complex and often politically sensitive international arbitrations across a range of specialist sectors. Our team counts arbitration specialists from the common law and the civil law, who speak multiple languages (including Arabic, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian and Greek) and have acted on behalf of clients from various jurisdictions around the world.

We have substantial experience of conducting arbitrations pursuant to all the leading arbitration rules, including the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

In addition to representing our clients in arbitration proceedings, we are often instructed to act in complex litigation proceedings in support of arbitration, including in relation to the enforcement or setting aside of arbitral awards, as well as urgent interim relief applications in the English courts.

Our in-house Business Intelligence team frequently assists with providing critical intelligence-gathering services on our arbitration matters, in particular in formulating and implementing enforcement strategies.

Representative cases:
  • PETRONAS in its successful defence of a USD1.14 billion claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract arising out of the termination of its investment in a Brazilian off-shore oil project. PETRONAS was awarded USD15 million in costs. ICC, Rio de Janeiro seat.
  • A port developer in a long-running USD2 billion claim in connection with the construction of a commodities transhipment terminal, and advising in connection with related proceedings in the Dutch Enterprise Chamber. ICC, London seat.
  • A hotelier in a highly contentious dispute relating to the split of a business relationship, in the context of the public sale of a hotel business with a valuation exceeding GBP1.5 billion, involving an expedited procedure with the entire proceedings from commencement to final award taking place within 10 weeks.
  • A leading South Asian construction group in relation to two parallel arbitrations relating to a joint venture for the construction of a USD500 million highway in a sub-Saharan African state. LCIA, London seat.
  • An EPC contractor in a USD200 million dispute regarding the construction of a terminal in Tunisia.
  • The seller of a financial services business following attempts by the buyer to avoid closing under an SPA due to the alleged occurrence of a MAC during the COVID-19 pandemic. DIFC-LCIA (now DIAC) arbitration, DIFC seat.
  • Two investors in an arbitration with a cryptocurrency exchange regarding a dispute as to the proper allocation of cryptocurrency following the introduction of a new white-paper entitling holders of a cryptocurrency to a new cryptocurrency. HKIAC, Hong Kong seat.
  • The Hellenic Republic in its set aside application under s.103(2)(f) of the English Arbitration Act 1996, to refuse enforcement of an ICC award pending an appeal to the Greek Supreme Court. Leidos Inc -v- The Hellenic Republic [2019] EWHC 2738.
  • Enercon, a leading wind energy company in India, in relation to a USD100 million multi-jurisdiction construction dispute. Enercon GmbH & Wobben Properties GmbH -v- Enercon (India) Limited [2012] EWHC 689, [2012] EWHC 3711, [2012] EWHC 3967, [2013] EWHC 335, [2014] EWHC 4049.
  • An international hotel chain in a USD30 million dispute with an owner. LCIA, London seat.
  • A Nigerian State regarding a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration concerning the Respondent’s failure to construct an airport as contracted.
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