7-8 Essex Street
London, England WC2R 3LD
Klaus Reichert SC
Brick Court Chambers
Areas of Expertise:
✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Banking & finance
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Energy including oil and gas ✔ Entertainment
✔ Industrial ✔ International
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Mergers & Acquisitions
✔ Non-profit Organizations ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Software ✔ Sports
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
Klaus Reichert SC specialises in international arbitration and has worked on, both as lead counsel and as arbitrator (frequently as chair), in excess of 250 international disputes right across a broad spectrum of complex subject matters, industries and governing laws involving parties (often sovereigns, or state commercial entities) from all over the World. These cases involved Institutions and Rules such as ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICDR, CAS, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, and UNCITRAL. The venues have included Paris, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Helsinki, New York, London, Munich, Seoul, Miami, Geneva, Dublin, Dubai, Stockholm, Nassau, and Zürich. He was counsel for Dallah in the landmark case in the English Courts on the New York Convention against the Government of Pakistan. He was made a Silk (Senior Counsel) at the Bar of Ireland in 2010, and was involved as counsel in a large number of leading cases in the field of private international law before the Irish Courts. In 2008 he chaired the Host Committee for the ICCA Conference in Dublin to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention.
In full-time practice as a barrister since 1992.
Recent examples of arbitrator appointments: Chair, VC Holding II S.a.r.l. and others v. Italian Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/39) Co-arbitrator in Sanum Investments Limited v. Lao People’s Democratic Republic (ICSID Case No. ADHOC/17/1) Co-arbitrator in UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Zagrebačka Banka d.d. v. Republic of Croatia (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/31) Co-arbitrator in Iskandar Safa and Akram Safa v. Hellenic Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/20) Chairman of the tribunal in Ignatius Leong v World Chess Federation (CAS 2015/A/4223) Co-arbitrator in Nova Group Investments, B.V. v. Romania (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/19) Co-arbitrator in Lao Holdings N.V. v. Lao People’s Democratic Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/16/2) Chairman of a confidential investor-state arbitration in the energy sector, SCC Rules, Paris seat Chairman, Merck KGaA v. ICANN, ICDR Rules Co-Panellist, Asia Green IT Systems Bilgisayar San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti. v. ICANN, ICDR Rules Co-arbitrator, Gas Price Revision dispute, ICC Rules, Geneva seat Co-arbitrator, renewable energy sector dispute involving a sovereign and a sovereign investment fund, ICC Rules, London Chairman of an ICC arbitration in New York concerning the purchase of a number of cargo aircraft Co-arbitrator in an AAA Complex Commercial Rules/International Procedures arbitration in San Francisco involving a verv high value technology for the functioning of tablet screens Co-arbitrator in three related LCIA arbitrations in London in a joint venture dispute regarding an ultra high end luxury tourism development Chairman of an UNCITRAL arbitration in New York involving a dispute about LNG resources in the Carribean region Co-arbitrator in an AAA Complex Commercial Rules/International Procedures arbitration in Miami in disputes arising from a share purchase of a large and complex petroleum business across the Carribean region Chairman of an ICC arbitration in Paris involving the national oil corporation of a major MENA state and the development of a refinery Co-arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration in London arising from a management contract of a high-end luxury hotel in the MENA region Chairman of an ICC arbitration in Miami involving disputes between joint venture parties arising from a major oil products business in Brazil Chairman of an ICDR arbitration in Miami arising from a Latin America-wide movie theatre development agreement Chairman of an ICC arbitration in London involving a dispute about oil supply obligations in Eastern Africa Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Geneva arising from drilling and exploration disputes in Southern Africa Co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration in New York arising from a pharmaceutical marketing agreement Co-arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration in London involving a joint venture multi-channel TV distribution business in the MENA region Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in London concerning a significant dispute involving major energy corporations over an African state's LNG sector, the dedication of gas and gas products from the field and the production facilities Chairman of an ICDR administered UNCITRAL arbitration in New York between major North American and Latin American energy companies concerning a refinery Co-arbitrator in an investor-state arbitration subject to the UNCITRAL Rules pursuant to a BIT concerning claims of unequal treatment of a foreign investor Co-arbitrator in a very substantial ICC arbitration in London between international energy companies concerning an LNG plant Chairman of an investor-state arbitration subject to the UNCITRAL Rules pursuant to a BIT concerning claims of expropriation Co-arbitrator in an UNCITRAL arbitration in London between a US corporation and a major Eastern European oil company concerning a refinery Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Vienna between Bulgarian and Greek parties concerning a joint venture in the food sector Co-arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration heard in London and in Seoul between Swiss and Korean parties concerning international sales of aluminium Chairman of an LCIA arbitration in London between Swiss and British parties concerning the arrangement of significant financing for North American natural resources operations Sole arbitrator in a DIFC-LCIA arbitration in Dubai between UAE and Hong Kong parties concerning steel shipments Sole arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration in London between two major international financial institutions concerning the conclusion of a complex spin-off Chairman of a DIFC-LCIA arbitration in Dubai between a UAE party and an international corporation concerning logistics Co-arbitrator in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Helsinki between major international companies concerning telecoms Chairman of an UNCITRAL arbitration in London between an international corporation and a state entity concerning power generation Co-arbitrator in related ICC cases in Stockholm between international parties concerning complex share dealings Chairman of an ICC arbitration in London between a US telecoms company and a sovereign state concerning privatization of a mobile/cellular system Co-arbitrator in an ICC arbitration in Paris between an international machinery corporation and an Eastern European company concerning distribution Sole arbitrator in several international basketball disputes seated in Geneva concerning commercial arrangements between players, coaches, agents and clubs Co-arbitrator in a high profile CAS arbitration involving WADA and an Olympic athlete Recent examples of counsel appointments: lead hearing counsel in related ICSID cases between an international oil exploration company and a West African state concerning offshore drilling rights lead counsel in a high value ICC arbitration in Miami concerning a post-share purchase dispute in the televsion and communications sector in the Carribean lead counsel in an LCIA arbitration arising from the development of a medical system for the accurate delivery of treatment of certain cancers lead hearing counsel in a complex ICSID case between an international mining company and a West African state involving a wide number of issues including novel PIL points co-counsel for a major FTSE 100 company in a very large ICC arbitration in Paris concerning a joint venture co-counsel for Dallah in the English Courts in the landmark case against the Government of Pakistan co-counsel for Goshawk in the Irish Courts in the highly significant Brussels Regulation case against Life Receiveables (the issue later being specifically addressed in the revised Brussels Regulation) lead counsel before the Irish Courts on a common law enforcement action on a € 400,000,000.00+ foreign judgment, with a highly significant threshold jurisdiction issue co-counsel for a major international hotel management company in both pre-arbitration proceedings before the Irish courts and then in the main ICDR arbitration
Bar of England & Wales
He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the International Basketball Federation (BAT) panel of arbitrators. He is on the ICDR international panel.
In 2012 Klaus Reichert SC was elected to the Governing Board of the International Counsel for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He has served on a number of bodies in the international legal domain including the IBA (past Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee, and currently a Council Member of the Legal Practice Division), the International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the ILA, the European Users’ Council of the LCIA, and was a founder member of Arbitration Ireland – the Irish Arbitration Association.
1990 BCL, University College, Dublin 1992 Barrister-at-Law Degree, King's Inns, Dublin 2004 Post Graduate Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London
Published materials include numerous articles, chapters and case notes in several journals and loose-leaf publications on private international law, commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation in: - Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (Paris) - International Arbitration Law Review (London) - Global Arbitration Review (London) - The Journal of International Arbitration (Kluwer) - Arbitration (CIARB) - Dispute Resolution Journal (AAA) - The Bar Review (Dublin) - Commercial Law Practitioner (Dublin) - the Law Society of Ireland Gazette - The Maritime Advocate - The Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation (Kluwer) - Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments (Juris) - Attachment of Assets, (Juris) - Mealey's International Arbitration Report - the Newsletters of both the Litigation Committee and Arbitration Committee of the IBA - the Irish chapter in the second edition of Arbitration World and co-authored the Irish chapter in the third edition He has co-authored the Ireland Chapter for the ICCA Handbook, together with chapters on Arbitration in the United Kingdom (Kluwer) and Arbitral Seats (OUP). He was the founding General Editor of The European International Arbitration Review (Juris).