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Alana is an associate in the Firm's Dispute Resolution group in London. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation and international arbitration.
Before joining the Dispute Resolution group, Alana spent six months working in the Firm's international arbitration practice in Singapore.
Representing the main contractor on one of the world's largest infrastructure projects located in Central America, in a series of ICC arbitrations against the employer (as well as proceedings before the English Court brought by the employer), worth in excess of $1 bn.
Advising the OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan, the largest commercial bank in Azerbaijan, on its application – recently appealed to the Court of Appeal - for a continuation of its English moratorium in connection with the restructuring of approximately US$3.4 billion of its financial indebtedness (Gunel Bakhshiyeva (in her capacity as the foreign representative of the OJSC International Bank of Azerbaijan) v. Sberbank of Russia & Ors. CR-2017-003973 and A2/2018/0084)).
Acting for a UK-regulated bank in a complex fraud-based dispute arising from the enforcement of a share pledge given as security for a €150 million loan.
Advising a substantial judgment creditor in proceedings before the English Court against a sovereign state, opposing the state's application to set aside a bilateral investment treaty award rendered in our client's favour in an UNCITRAL rules arbitration.
Multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings in England (High Court and Court of Appeal), Cyprus, the Isle of Man and India to enforce US$380 million LCIA arbitration awards where relief sought included the disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, court-appointed receivers, third party debt orders and Chabra relief.