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A senior associate in our International Arbitration Group, Robert Shoesmith focuses on disputes in the commodities, and energy and resources sectors. His French, German, Italian and Spanish language skills allow Robert regularly to handle complex disputes involving different nationalities and jurisdictions in an efficient and cost-effective way. He is admitted as a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience for civil matters at all levels of the English Courts.
Acting for an oilfield services provider in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of longstanding representation and distribution agreements with its Tunisian agent.
Acting for property investment fund in ICC arbitration against global leisure services group regarding partnering agreement; arbitration agreement required Tribunal to act as amiables compositeurs.
Acting for international oil/gas major in dispute with European energy major in ICC arbitral proceedings for breach of warranty regarding spin-off of business in Balkans.
Acting for multinational company in ad-hoc arbitral proceedings under English Arbitration Act in dispute concerning shared trademark portfolio and obligations regarding expansion into new jurisdictions.
Acting for oil/gas company in LCIA arbitration against European energy company concerning agreement for exploration/exploitation of non-associated gas in the Middle East.
Acting for coal mining company with infrastructure and exploration projects in South America in disputes with supplier of commodities/raw materials regarding non-performance of contracts ($2bn).
Advising a major telecoms company in series of ad hoc arbitrations against customers based in Europe, Africa, and Middle East under English Arbitration Act 1996.
Advising listed mining company in dispute with another mining company regarding alleged breaches of confidentiality regarding applications for interim relief in England and Africa.
Acting for a listed coal mining, exploration and development company with interests in mines and related infrastructure and coal exploration projects in South America in two parallel disputes with a global supplier of commodities and raw materials in relation to the non-performance of coal supply contracts worth in excess of $2 billion. Both contracts provided for UNCITRAL arbitration in London and for the LCIA to act as appointing authority and to administer the arbitrations.
Acting for a multinational company in ad-hoc arbitral proceedings under the English Arbitration Act in a dispute concerning the management of a shared trademark portfolio and the parties' respective obligations in connection with brand expansion into new jurisdictions.
Acting for a property investment fund in an ICC arbitration against a global leisure services group regarding the interpretation of a partnering agreement. The parties' arbitration agreement required the Tribunal to determine the dispute acting as amiables compositeurs.
Acting for an international integrated oil and gas major in a dispute with another European energy major in ICC arbitral proceedings for breach of warranty arising out of the spin-off of a business unit in the Balkans.
Acting for an oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration against a European energy company concerning an agreement for the exploration/exploitation of non-associated gas in the Middle East.
Acting for major international oil company in ad hoc arbitration under Nigerian law against Nigerian state entity, regarding costs allocation/cargo lifting dispute under contract.
Acting for major international oil company in an ad hoc arbitration under Nigerian law against a Nigerian state entity, relating to a costs allocation and cargo lifting dispute under a Production Sharing Contract.
Advising a listed mining company in a dispute with another mining company in relation to alleged breaches of a confidentiality agreement including in relation to applications made against it for interim relief in England and Africa.
Advising a major telecoms company in a series of ad hoc arbitrations against customers based in Europe, Africa and the Middle East under the English Arbitration Act 1996.
- LPC, BPP University Law School, 2005
- Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School, 2004
- Magdalen College, Oxford, 2003