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Arbitrating for a Global Mining Company

Thousands of pages of documents, and interviews across four continents were converted in two months into a successful arbitration strategy for a global mining company.

Challenge

Asserson was instructed in April 2016 by a global mining company subject to an LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration) claim valued at $145 million in relation to a mine in West Africa. The claim alleged misrepresentation, breach of contract, FCPA breaches and bribery. Responsive pleadings and evidence were due within two months.

Inspiration

We put a team of five solicitors on to the case. Within a very tight timetable we had read through hundreds of pages of pleadings, and tens of thousands of underlying documents. We set up meetings and follow up meetings with relevant witnesses and experts in the UK, Israel and France. We felt that the key was to master the huge volume of materials and then to devise an effective strategy to counter the claims.

Result

On 18 July 2016 we served a 250 page Rejoinder, 15 witness statements and an expert report for the purposes of a three week final hearing.

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