gunnercooke further strengthens its international arbitration and dispute resolution capabilities

January 9, 2023

Khaled Moyeed has recently joined international law firm gunnercooke as a Dispute Resolution Partner to further reinforce the firm’s international arbitration and dispute resolution capabilities.

Khaled has recently qualified as a certified Islamic Arbitrator and Expert with Dubai’s International Islamic Centre for Reconciliation and Arbitration. He has long taken an interest in Islamic finance arbitration and will be offering his services to clients in the Islamic Finance industry.

He joins with 15 years’ experience including two years with an international law firm in Dubai. Khaled began his legal career as a legal advisor within the UK government’s Cabinet Office.

His practice spans all areas of dispute resolution including international arbitration, mediation, property disputes and reputation management and charity law.

gunnercooke has also increased its international arbitration and dispute resolution reach and capabilities with its recent expansion into the US.

Alongside the US practice, our Partners have decades of top tier experience in the UK, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and close links with major international arbitral bodies, such as the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

If an organisation or country has disputes regarding a contract or agreement across territories, the gunnercooke team can assist in defining successful strategies. This includes drafting arbitration claims, or clauses for complex international transactions, M&A and commercial agreements.

Ranked within the 2023 edition of The Legal 500, gunnercooke offers affordable legal counsel packages as monthly retainers that complement clients’ existing counsel.

Our experienced Partners are also available in a co-counselling capacity to support other law firms on large arbitration matters that require short-, medium- or long-term collaboration.

The below includes just some examples of our cross-border international arbitration work across diverse sectors:

Our experience:

  • Advising Ukrainian state interests in international arbitration under ICC Rules (Swiss seat) against contracting parties in respect a $50m dispute regarding energy sale and purchase contracts.
  • Representing the Albanian Government in an ICC international arbitration in the successful defence of €150million claims relating to hydro-energy concession agreements.
  • Representing a US energy company in a mediation against a Libyan company.
  • Representing Scottish Power in an English high court litigation (Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Co Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1043).
  • Successful claim against a Defendant in a £10m dispute, where the Court accepted the client’s assertion that a crucial document relied upon by the Defendant was a forgery. The success was the result of months of painstaking work, assisted by experts in forensic examination of documents.
  • Advising the engineer and its insurer in a long running dispute on liability for defects and delays on the construction and redevelopment of docks in Abu Dhabi.
  • Advising a major French construction company in expert determination to resolve disputes arising from the construction of a power plant in Bahrain.
  • Representing the Yemeni Ministry of Oil and Minerals and the Government of Yemen on a number of international arbitrations and an investment treaty arbitration. The claims in these arbitrations ranged from US$35million to US$1billion.
  • Acting in a high-profile dispute between property developers concerning the recovery of the client’s personal data and the scope of the data controller’s statutory obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Find out more about the International Arbitration team here.