Surya Gopalan is a disputes associate based in New York and a member of the Firm's International Arbitration Group. He advises and represents clients in high-stake disputes across the world. He has broad experience of the infrastructure, power and natural resources, and financial services sectors.
Representative experience in arbitration matters includes acting for or advising:
The Republic of Korea in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the U.S./Korea Free Trade Agreement arising out of an investment in Samsung shares (Mason v. Korea).
The Republic of Korea in an arbitration under the Swiss/Korea Bilateral Investment Treaty (Schindler v. Korea).
A Brazilian oil and gas explorer in ICC arbitration against a Singaporean construction firm arising from allegations of bribery and corruption (ICC, New York law, New York seat).
A European aeronautical engineering firm in potential ICC arbitration against its joint venture partner concerning breaches of development and production sharing arrangements (ICC, New York law, New York seat).
A Latin American oil services company in an ICC arbitration in New York in dispute with a joint venture partner over the operation of two drilling rigs, and involving parallel proceedings in the U.S., Brazil and the BVI (ICC, New York law, Singapore seat).
A Bermuda insurer in an ad hoc arbitration over first party claims arising out of an explosion at a Syrian power plant (New York law, London seat).
A Brazilian state-owned bank in ICC arbitration against a European telecommunications company arising out of a joint venture for the provision of banking technology services in Brazil (ICC, Brazilian law, New York seat).
A Latin American telecommunications company in ICDR arbitration with its joint venture partner (ICDR, New York law, New York seat).
A property developer in AAA arbitration and related enforcement proceedings concerning a dispute with its joint venture partner (AAA, Delaware law, New York seat).
An investor in UNCITRAL arbitration against the state of Ecuador arising out of a public works contract (Geneva seat, Ecuadorian law).