ARBITRATION EXPERIENCE

Judith has experience in public international law, investor-State and commercial disputes. She has worked on arbitrations arising out of a variety of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, transport and aviation, maritime and fisheries, telecommunications and satellites, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, banking, insurance, construction, labour and worker safety, sports, and the international sale of goods.  A representative list of cases is below. 

AS ARBITRATOR

  • Presiding arbitrator, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Expedited Rules. Parties from Malawi & UAE, English law, London seat. Dispute over sale of fertiliser.

  • Sole arbitrator, ICC. Parties from France and Singapore, French law, Paris seat. Dispute over services in aviation industry.

  • Co-panellist, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Lausanne seat. Appeal from first instance decision in dispute over transfer of football player.

  • Sole arbitrator, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Two related cases with Singapore parties, law and seat. Disputes concern sale & marketing of coal.

  • Co-panellist, CAS. Appeal in disciplinary dispute between athlete and federation.

  • Sole arbitrator, ICC. Expedited Rules. Parties from Spain and Germany, English law, Paris seat. Dispute over contract for sale of chemicals and insurance.

  • Sole arbitrator, ICC. Singapore parties, law and seat. Dispute over services in aviation industry.

  • Sole Arbitrator, ICC. Parties from Japan and U.S.A., New York law and seat. Dispute over film distribution.

AS REGISTRAR / TRIBUNAL SECRETARY 

  • Registrar in the Abyei Arbitration at the PCA (Government of Sudan / Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army) (intra-state dispute under special agreement reviewing decision of boundary commission).

  • Registrar in the South China Sea Arbitration at the PCA (Philippines v. China) (UN Convention on Law of the Sea, Annex VII).

  • Registrar in the Atlanto-Scandian Herring Arbitration (Kingdom of Denmark in respect of the Faroe Islands v. European Union (UN Convention on Law of the Sea, Annex VII).

  • Tribunal Secretary in over 30 investment treaty arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules at the PCA. Non-confidential cases include Allard v. Barbados (BIT, nature sanctuary); Almas v. Poland (BIT, agriculture), Eureko/Achmea v. Slovak Republic (BIT, health insurance), 3 claims by former shareholders of Yukos against the Russian Federation (ECT, oil company); Natland et al. v. Czech Republic (ECT/BIT, solar energy).  

  • Tribunal Secretary in the Bangladesh Accord Arbitrations at PCA (multiple claims in two related cases re: compliance with unique industry-wide agreement among unions and fashion brands for worker safety in Bangladesh ready-made garment industry).

  • Tribunal Secretary in over 10 confidential contract-based disputes between public and private entities at the PCA.

  • Assisted PCA Secretary-General with over 25 appointment requests and challenges submitted under UNCITRAL Rules.

  • Currently serve as Tribunal Secretary in private capacity in ad hoc arbitration seated in London involving gas contract dispute in Middle East.

  • As Executive Director of ACICA, engage in procedural decisions including on appointments, consolidation and application of expedited rules.

AS COUNSEL

​Representations, while at White & Case, included:

  • The Republic of Indonesia in a cement privatisation dispute, Cemex v. Indonesia, the first ICSID case under 1987 ASEAN investment treaty.

  • The Republic of Bulgaria in provisional measures and merits phases of Plama v. Bulgaria, ICSID, Energy Charter Treaty.

  • A sugar company against an Eastern European sovereign State in an UNCITRAL case under a BIT.

  • A global bank in fraud claims over the sale of a duty free business in Latin America, ICC, New York, New York law.

  • A Caribbean utilities company against a Japanese contractor in a construction dispute, ICC, New York, New York law.

  • A Latin American construction company in a pipeline construction dispute, ICC, Geneva, New York law.

  • A Japanese manufacturer in a U.S. power plant construction dispute, ICDR, New York, New York law.

  • A U.S. satellite manufacturer in contractual dispute with customer, ICC, Paris, Japanese law; and related insurance dispute, ICDR, New York, Maryland law.

  • A sovereign client in advice relating to a maritime boundary.

  • An oil company in advice relating to a land boundary in concession area.

  • Frequent advice on drafting of dispute resolution clauses.

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