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Bobby Friedman

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International Arbitration

Bobby has a very busy arbitration practice. He is currently instructed in a wide range of arbitral matters, including numerous LCIA arbitrations, and LME and ICC arbitrations. Bobby’s work in arbitrations covers all stages of proceedings, from the pre-action stage through to the hearing itself, and enforcement after successfully obtaining an Award.

Although the details are confidential, the type of work Bobby has recently been involved in includes:

  • Acting in a series of significant LCIA arbitrations concerning a Russian fraud claims worth many hundreds of millions of pounds (with connected ICAC arbitrations) (ongoing).
  • Acting for a major international company resisting the enforcement of an arbitration award worth some $3 billion, in the Commercial Court AB v CD [2019].
  • Acting in an LCIA arbitration for a client seeking damages of hundreds of millions of pounds arising from breaches of a contract concerning the operation of a mine (ongoing).
  • Acting in an LME arbitration concerning the non-delivery of copper concentrate in a dispute worth tens of millions of pounds (ongoing).
  • Acting as sole counsel in an arbitration worth approximately £30 million concerning the construction of a number of ships (ongoing).
  • Acting as sole counsel in an ICC arbitration concerning a contractual dispute worth over £5 million (ongoing).
  • Acting for a FTSE 100 company in a two-week hearing concerning a dispute as to whether a commercial contract could be terminated.
  • A dispute concerning a major commercial contract. Bobby successfully argued that the contract was not enforceable, helping to save his client many £10s of millions.
  • Advising in respect of an anti-suit injunction, and applying for a stay of proceedings in Sierra Leone, for a dispute governed by an arbitration award (ongoing).
  • Obtaining freezing injunctions in support of arbitration proceedings.