Jonathan Sutcliffe

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Dubai

P: +971.4.436.3635 F: +971.4.436.3735
  • Representing a Gulf country government organ in an ad hoc arbitration regarding the construction of a major social infrastructure project regarding claims for acceleration and prolongation costs
  • Representing a contractor in a DIFC seat arbitration under the DIFC-LCIA rules relating to a dispute with a joint venture partner concerning MEP works for an airport
  • Representing a Gulf country individual and sports club against their former adviser in a London seat LCIA arbitration regarding a sports-related development project and in English court proceedings
  • Advising a U.S. oil company regarding a dispute with the government of Kurdistan under a Production Sharing Contract
  • Representing the Employer in a Dubai seat ICC arbitration involving a mixed-use tower in Dubai regarding claims for extensions of time, prolongation costs and counterclaims for liquidated damages and other losses
  • Advising a U.S. oilfield services and engineering company with respect to a dispute with its Middle East customer regarding compliance of gas metering equipment with specification and issues relating to a site accident
  • Representing the Employer in a Dubai seat DIAC arbitration against the Contractor regarding the construction of a large scale residential housing project in Dubai concerning issues of delay, prolongation costs and variations
  • Representing an hotel owner in a Cairo seat UNCITRAL arbitration against an international hotel management company regarding the termination of an hotel management agreement concerning an hotel in Cairo
  • Representing an international organization in an UNCITRAL arbitration regarding the supply of goods and services by a Saudi Arabian company
  • Advising a major U.S. oilfield services company with respect to court proceedings in the U.A.E. regarding the termination of an oilfield services contract with respect to an offshore oilfield
  • Advising a purchaser of two plots of land for development in Dubai Marina regarding the transfer of title to the plots and damages resulting from the delay in transfer
  • Advising a contractor with respect to the settlement of its claims against a Dubai World company through the restructuring and settlement process set up to deal with creditor claims
  • Advising a Canadian oilfield services company with respect to court proceedings in Erbil, Kurdistan relating to the seizure and recovery of drilling equipment
  • Advising various clients with respect to the termination of agency, distributorship and sales representation agreements in Kuwait
  • Representing a major U.S. engineering firm in relation to a dispute about the design and construction of a highway in the Middle East
  • Representing a major U.S. oilfield services company in an Houston seat ICC arbitration against its joint venture partner concerning an oilfield services joint venture in the Middle East
  • Advising a golf course landscaping company in a dispute with a golf course developer in Dubai
  • Advising a group of partners in a major accounting firm regarding their move to another major accounting firm in the Middle East
  • Representing a facilities management company in a dispute with a government property developer in the Dubai World Special Tribunal regarding a facilities management contract
  • Representing a purchaser of units in the Burj Khalifa in a Dubai seat DIAC arbitration regarding cancelation of the purchase and payment issues
  • Advising a U.S. and Asian sub-contractor regarding a dispute with a main contractor in respect of the construction of certain parts of a light rail system in the Middle East
  • Advising a construction company on a dispute between consortium members in respect of a marine dredging project in the Middle East
  • Representing the seller of a Russian mobile telephone retail business in linked London seat LCIA arbitrations concerning payment and breach of warranty issues
  • Advising an international tobacco company regarding litigation in Saudi Arabia involving various tobacco distributors
  • Representing a major U.S. chemicals manufacturer in a London seat ICC arbitration against its joint venture partner concerning a chemicals manufacturing joint venture in the Middle East
  • Advising a North American energy company regarding structuring its investment in an offshore oil field to obtain bilateral investment treaty protection
  • Advising an European oilfield services company in a dispute relating to the design, manufacture, delivery and operation of process plant on board a floating process storage and offloading platform (FPSO) offshore Africa, involving multiple contracts with different governing laws and various fora in which the disputes were to be resolved
  • Advising a U.S. oil company in a dispute relating to repairs and downtime in respect of a drilling rig for an oilfield offshore Africa
  • Advising a global telecommunications company on enforcement of a foreign arbitral award and a foreign court judgment in the UK
  • Representing a U.S. oil company in a London seat LCIA arbitration concerning a Joint Operating Agreement drilling costs dispute in respect of an oilfield offshore West Africa
  • Advising a Chinese State-owned company in relation to a London seat LCIA arbitration involving 3D seismic survey services in connection with a proposed investment by the State-owned company in an oil field in Central Africa
  • Representing a U.S. energy company in an ICSID arbitration in respect of its investment during privatization in an electricity generating company in a Latin American State arising out of additional tax assessments imposed by the State
  • Acting for a Russian energy company in a London seat LCIA arbitration arising from its merger with another Russian energy company
  • Representing a Russian energy company in a London seat UNCITRAL arbitration relating to crude oil supplies to a Central European oil refiner
  • Acting for a Swiss oil trading company in a London seat UNCITRAL arbitration relating to crude oil supplies to a Central European oil refiner
  • Acting for a U.S. energy company in its ICSID arbitration relating to gas transportation assets against a Latin American State under a bilateral investment treaty
  • Acting for an international consortium in a Geneva seat ICC arbitration against a State relating to the transfer of power stations to private operation
  • Representing a client in an ad hoc London seat insurance arbitration involving a number of major insurance entities in relation to claims of £500 million
  • Acting for a financial institution in its dispute with a borrower group (a German and Dutch cable TV and telephony business), encompassing a number of different proceedings in the English High Court and German courts and involving integrating advice on English, German and Dutch law
  • Advising a paper industry client on its potential claims against a Central Asian State under a bilateral investment treaty
  • Defending an energy client in an UNCITRAL arbitration commenced by its drilling rig construction contractor
  • Advising a UK defense industry client on its dispute relating to the termination of its commercial representation arrangements with a Middle Eastern adviser
  • Representing a South Asian State in an ICSID arbitration commenced by a Swiss entity under a bilateral investment treaty
  • Representing a Spanish film distributor in a number of Los Angeles seat American Film Marketing Association arbitrations concerning the distribution of over 15 motion pictures and other programs
  • Representing an African government authority in a Paris seat ICC arbitration relating to the construction of roads in the African State by an European contractor
  • Acting for a U.S. medical products company in a Japan Commercial Arbitration Association arbitration against its joint venture partner in Japan
  • Representing a U.S. entity providing business outplacement and counseling services in an AAA arbitration against its Japanese licensee
  • Acting for an oil company in a London seat multi-party UNCITRAL arbitration against the operator of a Latin American offshore oilfield relating to cost-overruns under the Joint Operating Agreement
  • Defending a UK defense industry client in English High Court litigation relating to an agency agreement with a Middle Eastern adviser
  • Advising a UK entertainment industry client in an expert determination relating to the accountancy principles and practices to be applied to the calculation of amounts under a key executive’s earn-out provisions
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern energy company in a London seat LCIA arbitration relating to a fuel oil pipeline project in Pakistan
  • Acting for an English automotive parts manufacturer in English High Court litigation relating to warranties under a business sale and purchase
  • Acting for a Western European State electricity body in a London seat arbitration concerning the long-term supply of liquefied natural gas from Africa under a take or pay contract
  • Acting for a U.S. energy company in North Sea gas take or pay (and related) litigation in the English High Court