International Arbitration — Our Services
Commercial Arbitration
We are experienced handling multi-jurisdictional cases that involve acting for clients in large-scale arbitrations, governed under various arbitration rules and ad hoc commercial arbitrations.

Our arbitration practice is complemented by our litigation capabilities, including obtaining interim relief from courts in support of arbitrations, enforcement of arbitral awards and asset recovery.

We act as counsel in domestic and international commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under various institutional rules such as those of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Association, the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

We also advise on the drafting of arbitration clauses where expert arbitration advice is sought, and on designing case strategy involving parallel proceedings.

Our notable experience
  • LCIA arbitrations concerning:
  • • A US$2 billion mining industry claim which involved allegations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and conspiracy, with related injunctive proceedings in Cyprus.
  • • Multi-million claims by seven claimants consolidated into one arbitration proceedings seated in London, involving allegations of contractual breaches, fraudulent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, tort of conversion and unlawful means conspiracy arising out of the break-up of the relationship between two prominent businessmen.
  • • Alleged misrepresentation and breach of an English law governed agreement in relation to the sale of companies in the forestry sector in Russia which resulted in a successful outcome for the Respondent client, including obtaining substantial award of security for costs and all adverse legal costs.
  • • The management control of energy companies worth US$1 billion.
  • • The broadcasting of an international television channel in Asia.
  • • Joint venture/shareholder disputes relating to property developments.
  • ICC arbitrations concerning:
  • • A multi-million-dollar breach of contract relating to an African mine.
  • • The oil industry and related injunctive proceedings to the value of US$50 million.
  • • A joint venture dispute in the construction industry to the value of $10 million.
  • An SCC arbitration worth US$450 million involving the oil and gas sector with related proceedings in numerous other jurisdictions.
  • A US$1 billion mining industry Zurich arbitration.
  • A UNCITRAL arbitration in connection with a US$15 million dispute with regard to the tender for the supply of oil production equipment in Kazakhstan.
  • An AAA arbitration in respect of the scope of environmental pollution liability.
  • An LMAA arbitration in respect of a hire charge dispute and arrest of a vessel in Italy.
  • Ad hoc arbitrations concerning:
  • • A multi-million-dollar construction dispute involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duty.
  • • Acting for a state-owned shipping company in a multi-million-dollar dispute over the purchase of a vessel alleged to involve the making of corrupt payments.
  • • The ownership of land to be developed for the purposes of Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • • The betting industry including the obtaining of freezing orders in support.
Our specialists
Uliana Cooke
Partner
0207 842 1676
07415 888731
Languages:
Russian, English
Elizabeth Seborg
Partner
0207 842 1653
07717 341390
Languages:
English
Trevor Mascarenhas
Partner
0207 842 1656
07775 910586
Languages:
English
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
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Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
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Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
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Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
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International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
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Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
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Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
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Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
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Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
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Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
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