Charles Russell Speechlys awarded International Arbitration Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2018
Our International Arbitration team are delighted to announce that we have been named 'International Arbitration Team of the Year' at the Legal Business Awards 2018 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Wednesday 18 April.
Whilst our growing International Arbitration team also consists of specialist lawyers from our London, Paris and Geneva offices the submission for the award derived from work undertaken by our arbitration team based in our Middle East offices in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. The submission detailed the team’s work in successfully defending a Qatari client against a $660m LCIA arbitration claim brought by a Saudi Arabian multinational regarding a joint venture. The team recovered 100% of the client’s costs and agreed an innovative pricing agreement with the client whereby risk was shared, but the client had costs certainty at every stage of the dispute.
Patrick Gearon, head of the International Arbitration practice says: “We are thrilled to see that the hard work and excellent results of our growing international arbitration practice have been recognised at the Legal Business Awards 2018. This award demonstrates that our team’s reputation in this area continues to go from strength to strength.”
The firm’s Middle East disputes team, lead by Patrick Gearon, was also ranked as “highly commended” in the Middle East Litigation Team of the Year award at the Middle East Legal Awards held on Thursday 19 April in Dubai.