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Arbitration Experience

Tim has acted as arbitrator, tribunal secretary and party representative in over 50 international commercial arbitrations.​

 

ARBITRATOR & TRIBUNAL SECRETARY (Representative Matters)

Sole Arbitrator in an SIAC arbitration, arising from a suite of sales and distribution agreements for digital health technology across Europe and the Middle East. The arbitration was seated in Singapore and the contracts governed by Singapore law.

Sole Arbitrator in an ICC arbitration, arising from a shipping dispute regarding the sale and purchase of goods. The arbitration was seated in Hong Kong, with the CISG and the Lex Mercatoria as the applicable laws.

Sole Arbitrator in an HKIAC arbitration, relating to claims arising from a series of Post-IPO Equity Incentive Plan Agreements. The arbitration was seated in Hong Kong, and the agreements governed by the laws of the Cayman Islands. 

Co-arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration, arising from a dispute relating to an expert opinion for a major construction project in Dubai. The arbitration was seated in the DIFC, and the dispute governed by the laws of U.A.E.


Sole Arbitrator in an SIAC arbitration relating to a call on a guarantee arising from a debt under a settlement agreement. The arbitration was seated in Singapore, and governed by Singapore law.


Tribunal Secretary in an HKIAC arbitration arising from non-payments under a suite of agreements relating to the financing of commodities extraction and subsequent trading. The arbitration was seated in Hong Kong and the dispute governed by the laws of Hong Kong.


Tribunal Secretary in an HKIAC arbitration relating to various breaches under a series of sales of good contracts, with the amount in dispute of approximately US$50 million. The dispute was seated in Hong Kong and governed by the laws of Hong Kong.


Tribunal Secretary in an SIAC arbitration involving a Singaporean company and a Japanese company. The dispute arises out of the sale and purchase of coal, and relates to maritime and shipping issues. The matter was seated in Singapore and administered under the SIAC Rules 2016, and the dispute governed by the laws of Indonesia.


Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration arising out of a technology agreement involving allegations of breach of non-solicitation clauses in a petrochemical technology licensing agreement. The arbitration was seated in Hong Kong, and the dispute governed by the laws of New York.


Tribunal Secretary in two related HKIAC arbitrations relating to breaches under a suite of Share Options Agreements. The disputes was seated in Hong Kong and governed by the laws of Hong Kong.


Tribunal Secretary in an SCC arbitration relating to disputes under a shareholder agreement involving a complex corporate restructuring. The arbitration was seated in Stockholm, and the dispute is governed by Swedish law.


Tribunal Secretary in a JCAA arbitration relating to a joint venture dispute, with sums in dispute in excess of US$1.2 billion. The arbitration was seated in Tokyo, and the dispute is governed by Korean law.


Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration arising out of a settlement agreement relating to the development of a large construction project in Sri Lanka. The arbitration was seated in London, and governed by the laws of Sri Lanka.


Assistant to the Tribunal in an ICC arbitration regarding disputes arising out of a failed joint venture in Mainland China relating to family entertainment centres. The dispute was seated in Hong Kong and governed by the laws of Hong Kong.


Tribunal Secretary in an HKIAC arbitration arising out of alleged violations of series of IP agreements between a group of US claimants and Chinese respondents. The matter was seated in Hong Kong and governed by English law.


Tribunal Secretary in an ICC arbitration arising out of a dispute regarding a mining joint venture in Indonesia. The arbitration was seated in Singapore, and the contract governed by the laws of Indonesia.


Tribunal Secretary in an ICDR arbitration arising out of a shareholder dispute regarding investments in a major travel service, with the amount in dispute in excess of US$100 million. The arbitration was seated in San Francisco, and the contract governed by Californian law.


Tribunal Secretary in an ICDR arbitration relating to investments in a major resort project in Korea. The arbitration was seated in New York, and governed by the laws of the State of New York.


Tribunal Secretary in a shareholder and financing dispute over assets in Russia, involving a complex series of transactions, restructuring and parallel proceedings with an amount in dispute in excess of US$30 million. The contract is governed by Korean law, and administered by the KCAB.


Tribunal Secretary in a dispute arising out of a Facility Agreement. The matter was bifurcated to address complex preliminary issues relating to the authority of counsel arising out of alleged incapacity of a party on the basis of court orders of a third jurisdiction in which the party is not domiciled. The matter was governed by Hong Kong law, and administered by the HKIAC.


Tribunal Secretary in an arbitration with a high value claim by a US company against a Chinese technology company, relating to an alleged failure to deliver a platform for the distribution of electronic books in China. The contract was governed by Delaware law and administered by the HKIAC.

Tribunal Secretary in an SIAC arbitration arising from the assignment of proceeds from the sale of commodities between a major bank and a Singapore trading company. The contract was governed by Singapore law and seated in Singapore.

COUNSEL (Representative Matters)

Represented a Malaysian energy company in an ICC arbitration with a Bangladeshi public entity. The dispute arose out of contested payments due under a power purchase agreement for the generation and sale of power in Bangladesh. The arbitration was seated in Singapore the governing law was Bangladesh law.

Represented an international oil & gas company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a gas production sharing agreement between several major producers. The arbitration was seated in London and the contract was governed by the laws of England & Wales.

Defended a major international food company against a damages claim in excess of US$600 million in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration seated in Thailand and subject to Thai law. The dispute arose out of a long-term joint venture production contract with a Thai company.

Represented an Indian bank in an UNCITRAL ad hoc arbitration seated in Singapore against a state-owned company and the state in relation to the financing of the re-development of an airport (under a concession agreement); claims exceeded US$160 million. Disputes arose out of a complex suite of financing agreements under which the Indian bank held direct rights against the company and the state for termination of the concession.

Represented a major Korean construction company in a dispute arising out of a joint venture for the bidding and construction of power development projects in Iraq. The arbitration was seated in Singapore, administered by the SIAC and subject to Singapore law.

Represented a large Indian infrastructure conglomerate, the Employer, in an ad hoc arbitration seated in India under the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 with a hearing venue in Singapore. The dispute arises out of a suite of contracts for the construction of a coal-fired power plant in India, in relation to claims brought by the main contractor valued at over US$240 million for (among other things) delay, variation of works and liquidated damages.