Adam Tahsin

Partner, London



Adam's practice is focused on international arbitration. He represents clients in a broad range of sectors, most significantly in construction and commercial/corporate disputes, as well as those in the pharmaceutical sector.

He has conducted arbitrations under the rules of most major arbitral institutions and under various governing laws, with a specific emphasis on English and Singapore law. This has included significant experience conducting advocacy before arbitration tribunals. Adam also has advised clients in enforcement/challenge proceedings in respect of arbitration awards in national courts.

Adam currently is based in London. He previously was based in the Firm's offices in Geneva and Singapore, gaining considerable experience in disputes throughout Europe and Asia.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
The College of Law


BA/MA (Hons) Law
University of Cambridge


Examples of Adam's recent experience are as follows.

US$1.5 billion oil and petrochemical refinery
Representing a consortium of East Asian contractors in a SIAC arbitration, seated in Singapore and governed by English law, relating to the construction of an oil and petrochemical refinery in Southeast Asia, involving claims over of US$1.5 billion.

Chemical plant in Western Australia
Representing a European EPC contractor in a US$150 million ICC arbitration, seated in London and governed by English law, in respect of a chemical processing plant in Western Australia.

Real estate dispute in Singapore
Representing a multinational corporation in a S$500 million ICC arbitration, seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law, involving claims for the rescission of an SPA for the acquisition of a landmark asset.

Indonesian mining sector dispute
Representing the US and Indonesian subsidiaries of a global engineering group in three parallel SIAC arbitrations, governed by English and Indonesian law, arising out of the construction of installations at a coal mine in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Petrochemical dispute in India
Representing a European contractor in an ad-hoc UNCITRAL arbitration, seated in New Delhi, relating to the construction of two petrochemical plants in India.

Joint venture dispute
Representing a global marine engineering company in a US$150 million ICC arbitration, seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law, arising from a dispute over a joint venture.

Set-aside proceedings
Representing a European oil company in an application to the English High Court to have an arbitration award set-aside under the UK Arbitration Act 1996.

Pharmaceutical licensing and development
Representing a US pharmaceutical company in a US$200 million ICC arbitration, seated in Geneva and governed by New York, in relation to a licence and development agreement with a European counterpart.

Pharmaceutical licence agreement
Advising a Swiss pharmaceutical company in respect of a potential arbitration under a licence agreement with a US supplier.

Mining sector dispute in Southern African
Representing a European inspection and certification company in an ICC arbitration, seated in Paris and governed by Swiss law, in respect of services provided in the African mining sector.