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Alexander Slade
Alexander Slade
Counsel — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Counsel — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Alexander Slade

Alexander Slade
London

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Alexander Slade

Experience Highlights

  • Acting for a Lithuanian company, UAB E energija, in a claim presented at ICSID against the Republic of Latvia. The dispute arises from the cancellation of a concession for the private operation of a centralised heating facility in Latvia

  • Acting for a European contractor in a billion dollar ICC arbitration arising out of the cancellation of a major offshore pipeline project

  • Representing a Middle Eastern state in an ICC arbitration against another state involving breaches of contract and breaches of a treaty between the two states; the case also involves ancillary proceedings in different jurisdictions

  • Represented the claimant in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the India-Mauritius Bilateral Investment treaty concerning the cancellation of telecoms licences

  • Represented a UK investor in a claim to be brought in respect of an upstream oil and gas project against an East European State under the terms of its foreign investment law

  • Represented two investors in linked arbitrations against a Southeast Asian State – one under a bilateral investment treaty (ICSID Rules) and one under a multilateral investment agreement (UNCITRAL Rules); the claims arise out of an investment in the banking sector

  • Represented investors in relation to two potential parallel arbitrations against a Central Asian state under a national investment law and a bilateral investment treaty, arising out of an investment in the banking sector

  • Represented a large gas company in defending a $2 billion claim brought in SCC arbitration by a state government in relation to gas pricing

  • Represented the municipality of an Asian state in defending a $3.5 billion claim brought in ICC arbitration by a U.S. contractor with respect to an aborted infrastructure project

  • Represented a UK oil and gas company in a series of linked arbitrations relating to royalty interests over oil and gas fields in East Asia

  • Represented an oil trading company in an ICC arbitration against a Middle Eastern state-owned company; the claim was for $96 million and involved supportive court proceedings in different jurisdictions

  • Represented a European contractor in arbitration against an African state government relating to a contract to rehabilitate the road network

  • Represented an Azerbaijani company in defending an ICC arbitration brought by an Austrian contractor in connection with a hotel construction project

  • Represented an agricultural development company operating in Africa in WIPO arbitration brought by a Dutch NGO

  • Represented a Bulgarian employer in defending claims brought in ICC arbitration by a Kuwaiti contractor with respect to the construction of an airport runway and associated buildings

Credentials

  • University College London, B.A., (Hons) French and Philosophy, 2005
  • BPP Law School, GDL, 2006
  • BPP Law School, LPC, 2007
  • Legal 500 UK, Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, 2018, 2020 and 2021
  • Who’s Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.); Future Leaders – Arbitration, 2017−2021
  • Chambers UK, Notable Practitioner, International Arbitration, 2019
  • Member: Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member: LCIA European User’s Council
  • Member: LCIA Young International Arbitrators Group
  • Member: ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum
  • Member: ASA Below 40
  • Member: ICDR Young & International
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
  • French
  • “Interpretation of Human Rights Obligations by International Tribunals,” Thirty First ITF Public Conference: Human Rights in International Investment Law, October 26, 2018 (panelist)
  • “Keep Calm and Carry On: How Disputes, Data Privacy and Employment Issues Post-Brexit Will Affect American Businesses,” V&E Houston Office, June 14, 2018 (speaker)
  • “European Investment Protection — Is There Life Left in Intra-EU BITs?” V&E International Dispute Resolution Update E-communication, September 27, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Permanent Court of Arbitration Steps in to Appoint an Arbitrator on Behalf of Libya,” V&E International Dispute Resolution Update E-communication, April 4, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Provisional Measures,” The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, April 2016 (author)
  • “GAR Know-How Investment Treaty Arbitration 2016 – Iraq,” March 31, 2015 (co-author)