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Joanna Smith QC

Call: 1990    QC: 2009

+44 (0)20 7306 0102jsmith@wilberforce.co.uk

International Arbitration

Joanna has extensive experience of advising and appearing in arbitrations, both domestic and international. Her recent experience includes:

  • Since August 2019, acting as President of an ICC arbitration panel in connection with a multi-million USD dispute over an energy project in Kuwait. The hearing is due to take place in the Summer of 2021.
  • Since 2018, acting as President of an ICC arbitration panel in connection with a multi- million USD dispute over a complex infrastructure project in the Middle The four week hearing is due to take place in 2020.
  • Acting for the Employer in an ICC arbitration in connection with the construction of a substantial luxury development including a hotel in Kazakhstan (Kazakh law) (2020).
  • Advising a Joint Venture Contractor in connection with a potential arbitration in connection with the construction of photovoltaic solar plants in Egypt (2019)
  • Advising a provider of cooling services in the Middle East in connection with a potential arbitration over the correct interpretation of contracts with its customers, the owners of various retail, entertainment and service facilities.
  • Acting in 2019 in an arbitration on behalf of the Official Receiver in connection with a construction
  • Appearing as counsel for a Joint Venture Contractor in a multi-million USD arbitration relating to the construction of airport facilities in the Gulf (UAE law) (2017).
  • Advising in a multi-million SAR ICC arbitration for unpaid invoices in respect of a contract for the construction of four gas treatment centres in Saudi Arabia (2016).
  • Advising in a multi-million dollar arbitration for breach of warranty in a share purchase agreement concerning television rights in Eastern Europe (2016).
  • Advising and appearing at the arbitration of a multi-million pound dispute over the operation and performance of a manufacturing and distribution facility (for CDs and DVDs) in Germany.
  • Acting in a three-day arbitration pursuant to the laws of St Vincent and the Grenadines concerning a construction contract for a substantial residence on Mustique.
  • Advising in an arbitration concerning a dispute over agreements facilitating the sale of an oil ring off the coast of Venezuala.
  • Acting in arbitration concerning the negligence of construction professionals in the construction of an underground car park. Advising and appearing at the ICC arbitration in Paris of a multi-million pound dispute over the design of naval guns and the construction of the relevant supply contract.