Experience

John’s extensive international arbitration experience includes highly complex matters across a wide range of industries. A representative list of cases is below:

Aviation

  • Appointment as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a UK company regarding allegations of breach of representation and warranties in relation to a share purchase agreement in the aircraft fueling industry.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration involving, on the one hand, a US company, a Cayman Islands company, and a Bermuda company, and, on the other hand, a French company in relation to a purchase agreement and a guarantee regarding aircrafts.

Chemical Industry

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration involving, on the one hand, a US company and a Luxembourg company, and, on the other hand, three French companies in relation to a joint venture agreement in the chemical industry and involving allegations of the misappropriation of trade secrets by a joint venture partner.
  • Appointed as Chairman in a ICDR arbitration between a US company and a German company in relation to a distribution of chemical products in the fields of silane, silicon and metal-organics.

Construction

  • Appointed as Chairman in LCIA arbitration between a Brazilian company and a Trinidad and Tobago company in relation to contracts for the construction of a road in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a German company and a US company and, on the other hand, a German company regarding the construction of an oil pipeline in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an UNICTRAL arbitration between a Swedish company, on the one hand, and various US companies, on the other, in relation to a construction contract regarding various commercial buildings in New York City.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Spanish company and a US company regarding the construction of a powerplant.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Spanish company and a Guatemalan company regarding the construction of a hydro-electric powerplant in Guatemala.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in CAM-CCBC arbitration between a US company and Brazilian company in relation to a contract for the construction of a powerplant.
  • Appointed as sole arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Nicaraguan company in relation to construction of a geothermal plant in Nicaragua.
  • Appointed as Chairman in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a US company and, on the other hand, a Cayman Islands company and a Hong Kong company in relation to the construction of a coal blending facility in China for the production of coal..

Energy (see also Construction)

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Trinidad and Tobago company in connection with a joint venture dispute in connection with the supply of liquid natural gas.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and two Korean companies in relation two turbine supply agreements alleging the supply of defective wind turbines.
  • Appointment as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a UK company, and, on the other hand, a Barbados company and a Canadian company, in relation to a joint venture agreement regarding the production of methanol.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Cayman Islands company and a Channel Islands company in relation to a joint operating agreement regarding offshore oil exploration in Africa.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an UNICTRAL arbitration between a US company and a Trinidad and Tobago company in relation to the supply of liquified natural gas.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an UNICTRAL arbitration between a Moldovan company and a Netherlands company in relation to a joint operating agreement governing the operation of a liquified petroleum gas facility in Kazakstan.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between two Nigerian companies in relation to a joint operating agreement regarding offshore oil exploration in Africa.

Entertainment

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a US company and, on the other hand, an English individual and English company in relation to the provision of services in the music publishing industry.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a US company and, on the other hand, a US individual and a Netherlands company in relation to the funding of television programming.

Environmental

  • Appointed as Chairman in an ICC arbitration between, on the one hand, a US company and a Brazilian company, and, on the other hand, a Brazilian company, in relation to liability for environmental liabilities under a joint venture agreement.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between a Japanese company and a Brazilian company in relation to a certified emission reduction sales agreement regarding the sale of carbon credits.
  • Appointed as sole arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Canadian company relating to a license agreement for water purification technology.

Financial Services

  • Appointed as chairman in an LCIA arbitration in a dispute between an Italian company and a US company arising out of a credit agreement.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in UNCITRAL arbitration between, on the one hand, a Cyprus company and, on the other hand, a US company, a BVI company and a Russian individual in relation to a loan agreement.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between an Hong Kong company and a Bahamian company in relation to a loan agreement.

Food and Beverage

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and UK company regarding a manufacturing and supply agreement in the beverage industry.

Hotels

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a US company and an Ethiopian company in relation to a hotel management agreement.
  • Appointed as chairman in LCIA arbitration between a US company and a Moroccan company in relation to a hotel management agreement.
  • Appointed as sole arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Dominican Republic company in relation to a hotel management agreement.

Insurance and Reinsurance

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration between various US companies and a Bermuda company in relation to a Bermuda form policy regarding insurance coverage for environmental liability arising from a chemical spill in the US.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration between a Bermuda insurance company and various reinsurance companies regarding the reinsurance coverage for the costs of clean up following an oil spill.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration between an English company and a Bermuda company in relation to a Bermuda form policy regarding insurance coverage for products liability litigation in the US regarding pharmaceutical.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration between an English company and a Bermuda company in relation to a Bermuda form policy regarding insurance coverage for products liability litigation in the US regarding medical device.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between, on the one hand, a French company and a German company, and, on the other hand, a Brazilian company regarding a purchase price adjustment dispute following an acquisition.
  • Appointment as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between a US company and a UK company regarding allegations of breach of representation and warranties in relation to a share purchase agreement in the aircraft fueling industry.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a US company and a UK company regarding allegations of breach of representation and warranties in connection with a share purchase agreement in the cosmetics industry.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration between an Italian Company and a UK company regarding allegations of breach of representations and warranties in connection with a share purchase agreement in the fashion industry.

Mining

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration involving a Netherlands company and a US company in relation to a mining services contract regarding a bauxite mine in Suriname.
  • Appointed as Chairman in an ICC arbitration involving a Canadian company and a Korean company in relation to a offtake agreement regarding an iron ore mine in Canada.

Patents and Intellectual Property

  • Appointment as chairman in an ICDR arbitration between a Japanese company and a Korean company in relation to a patent license agreement regarding light emitting diode (LED) technology.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Canadian company in relation to a patent license agreement relating to the use of 3-D technology.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Korean company and a US company in relation to alleged copyright infringement of software code.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Finnish company and a Canadian company in relation to a patent license agreement regarding cross-license of technology.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between a US company and a Taiwan company in relation to a patent license agreement relating to wireless communications technology.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in ICDR arbitration between a US company and a French company in relation breach of NDA involving review of software code during due diligence.

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

  • Appointed as chairman in an ICDR arbitration between, on the one hand, a UK company and a US company and, on the other hand, a US company and an Italian company and an Italian company regarding the supply of blood plasma.
  • Appointed as Chairman in an ICC arbitration between a French company and a US company in relation to a license agreement regarding a chemical compound to be developed and sold as a medicinal product.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration involving a US company and a Canadian company in relation to a cross-license agreement regarding a chemical compound to be developed and sold as a medicinal product.
  • Appointed as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a US company and a Korean company regarding the manufacture of a medical device.
  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between a Japanese company and a US company in relation to a collaboration and license agreement regarding a drug for the treatment of a medical condition.

Shipping

  • Appointed as Chairman in an LCIA arbitration between a Italian company and five Brazilian companies relating to the shipping of petroleum coke.

Telecommunications

  • Appointed as co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration involving, on the one hand, a US company and, on the other hand, two Barbados companies in relations to a share purchase agreement and a put agreement regarding a telecommunications company.