Shareholders

We have undertaken arbitration work relating to shareholder agreements for a number of years within a number of sectors, including banking and finance, energy and natural resources and private equity. We have represented banks, share purchasers, liquidators in the full cycle including the purchase of shares, post-acquisition disputes, pre-emption rights, asset management, disposal and recovery of shares.

Our experience includes:

  • Representing a private equity house in claims worth SG$1.1 billion against shareholders for breaches of a shareholders agreement.
  • Representing liquidators of holding company and its operating subsidiaries in proceedings concerning the arbitrability of pre-emption rights in a shareholders agreement in the context of the company’s winding up in a foreign court.
  • Representing the claimant in an arbitration concerning pre-emption rights under a shareholders agreement.

Global reach

From our offices in the UK, China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, we have extensive global experience – both representing and sitting as arbitrators – in arbitrations at the world’s leading institutions including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC and DIFC-LCIA.

Mauritius

Mauritius

Advising the clients in a London-seated ICC arbitration relating to a shareholders’ agreement with respect to an African bank.

China

China

Representing share purchaser in post-acquisition dispute concerning breach of warranty and misrepresentation concerning industrial action taken by workers in factories in China.

Indonesia

Indonesia

Advising on an ICC arbitration seeking to recover US$3 million paid in shares under an investment contract to develop a nickel mining operation in Indonesia.

United States

United States

Acting for a US Fund Manager in ICC arbitration against East African institutional investors regarding the management and operation of a telecom asset-focused fund.

Russia

Russia

Obtaining a freezing injunction in the Commercial Court on behalf of a leading agribusiness client, restraining the disposal of shares in a Russian company in aid of a London seat LCIA arbitration in which we also acted.

Ukraine

Ukraine

Advising a Ukrainian investor on his claim against a former USSR republic in relation to his investments structured via acquisition of the plant in that republic via a Swiss company.

Greece

Greece

Acting for a Greek energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to the exercise of its rights under an indemnity clause pursuant to a share sale and purchase agreement.

Oman

Oman

Acting for an Omani company (as claimant) in connection with a dispute arising from a share purchase agreement. The arbitration is valued at approximately US$74,900,000.  

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Acting for an individual as claimant in an arbitration against a substantial retail and hospitality business concerning investments made in the shares of the respondent.

  • China

    Representing share purchaser in post-acquisition dispute concerning breach of warranty and misrepresentation concerning industrial action taken by workers in factories in China.

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  • Greece

    Acting for a Greek energy company in an UNCITRAL arbitration in relation to the exercise of its rights under an indemnity clause pursuant to a share sale and purchase agreement.

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  • Indonesia

    Advising on an ICC arbitration seeking to recover US$3 million paid in shares under an investment contract to develop a nickel mining operation in Indonesia.

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  • Mauritius

    Advising the clients in a London-seated ICC arbitration relating to a shareholders’ agreement with respect to an African bank.

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  • Oman

    Acting for an Omani company (as claimant) in connection with a dispute arising from a share purchase agreement. The arbitration is valued at approximately US$74,900,000.  

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  • Russia

    Obtaining a freezing injunction in the Commercial Court on behalf of a leading agribusiness client, restraining the disposal of shares in a Russian company in aid of a London seat LCIA arbitration in which we also acted.

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  • Ukraine

    Advising a Ukrainian investor on his claim against a former USSR republic in relation to his investments structured via acquisition of the plant in that republic via a Swiss company.

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  • United Arab Emirates

    Acting for an individual as claimant in an arbitration against a substantial retail and hospitality business concerning investments made in the shares of the respondent.

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  • United States

    Acting for a US Fund Manager in ICC arbitration against East African institutional investors regarding the management and operation of a telecom asset-focused fund.

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