Recent Appointments as Arbitrator

Tantalum International Ltd. and Emerge Gaming Ltd. v Arab Republic of Egypt (ICSID Case No ARB/18/22)

Party appointed arbitrator in an investor-state arbitration under the Australian-Arab Republic of Egypt Bilateral Investment Treaty, under the auspice of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.


Oleovest Pty Ltd v Republic of Indonesia (ICSID Case No ARB/16/26)

Party appointed arbitrator in an investor-state arbitration involving a palm oil project in Indonesia under the Singapore-Indonesia Bilateral Investment Treaty, under the auspice of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.


Expedited Arbitration, SIAC Rules, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Parties' agreed sole arbitrator in an expedited arbitration under the SIAC Rules arising from damage to the foundations of a major energy infrastructure project in India.


Kuala Lumpur Arbitration, KLRCA Rules

Party appointed arbitrator in a dispute over coverage under a machinery breakdown insurance policy relating to a claim for damage to a major process plant.  Malaysian substantive law.


Emergency Arbitration, SIAC Rules, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Appointed by SIAC as an Emergency Arbitrator under the SIAC Rules emergency arbitration procedure to determine an application by the Claimant to restrain a call on two US$750,000 performance bonds issued by the Claimant's bank under a contract for the construction of a power project in Indonesia.  Indonesian and Singaporean parties, governed by Indonesian substantive law.


Emergency Arbitration, SIAC Rules, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Appointed by SIAC as an Emergency Arbitrator under the SIAC Rules emergency arbitration procedure to determine an application by the Claimant to restrain a call on two US$2.0m performance bonds issued by the Claimant's bank under a contract for the supply of coal fired units for a power project in Indonesia.  Indonesian and Singaporean parties, governed by Singapore substantive law.


Singapore Arbitrations, SIAC Rules, Arbitration Act, Singapore (consolidated 3 arbitrations)

Appointed by SIAC as sole arbitrator in a US$150m+ arbitrations arising from the design and construction of a major government infrastructure project in Singapore, involving issues of alleged defective works, unforeseen ground conditions, variations to the scope of works, liquidated damages for delay, and delay and disruption. 


Singapore Arbitration, SIAC Rules, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Appointed by SIAC as a sole arbitrator in a US$10m arbitration arising from the development of a software system for oil trading and risk management, involving issues of alleged delay and disruption to the progress of the works, alleged breaches relating to quality of the works, wrongful termination, claims for additional work, and defamation.


Perth Arbitration, ICC Rules, International Arbitration Act (Cth), Perth

Party appointed arbitrator on a three person arbitral panel in a US$50m+ arbitration arising from the design and construction of a Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading vessel operating in North West Australia, involving issues of alleged damage to the process equipment, vessel hull, and other machinery, from the constituents of the well fluid, risks to health and safety from mercury, alleged variations to the scope of work to treat alleged change in well fluid characteristics, and alleged defective maintenance of the process equipment.


Singapore Arbitration, SIAC Rules,  International Arbitration Act, Singapore (consolidated 2 arbitrations)

Appointed by SIAC as sole arbitrator on US$10m breach of put and call shareholder and related sale and purchase agreements claim for the purchase of a entertainment company, involving jurisdictional issues under related agreements, alleged breaches of warranties, effect of disclosure letter in due diligence exercise, and alleged fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

Singapore Arbitration, UNCITRAL Rules, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Party appointed arbitrator on a three person panel in a US$20m claim arising out of the sale and purchase of an oil and gas production platform in Western Australia relating to issues of breaches of warranty of the condition of the platform.

 

Singapore Arbitration, Ad Hoc, International Arbitration Act, Singapore

Appointed by SIAC as sole arbitrator in a dispute arising from an alleged breach of a coal supply commodities’ agreement of value US$2m, including orders on preliminary issue on jurisdiction over related agreements.