With decades of experience in ground-breaking arbitrations that have defined the law in the arbitration field and beyond, we are typically called upon to deal with complex, multi-jurisdictional arbitrations, often against the world’s largest law firms. Our clients choose us for our high-quality legal advice, defined strategy, and streamlined advice.
Having handled matters in most commercial sectors, we are able to get straight to the heart of the matter and quickly advise on the best route for your business if arbitral proceedings are on the horizon.
Our team have been involved in proceedings in all major commercial arbitral institutions including the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
We have extensive experience in making appeals to the High Court to overturn arbitration awards previously made against our clients, as well as obtaining the recognition and enforcement of positive awards. In just one famous example, Zaiwalla & Co achieved the rare feat of persuading the High Court that an arbitrator had been biased against our client (ASM Shipping).
A further benefit of our years of expertise in fighting disputes at arbitration is that we have seen how the wording of the arbitration agreement can affect how a dispute plays out. This means we can advise our clients on how to draft arbitration agreements to best protect their interests if a dispute does arise later.
Our track record in high-value arbitration was recently showcased when we advised on the successful overturning of the world’s largest ever arbitral award (USD 50 billion) against Russia’s largest oil producer Rosneft.