Zelda Hunter

Associate, Geneva (White & Case S.A.)

Biography

Overview

Zelda joined the Firm's International Arbitration Group in London in 2012. Although she continues to work on cross-office matters, Zelda is now based in the Firm's Geneva office.

She has a broad commercial, telecommunications, energy and construction practice encompassing complex, high-value cross-border disputes.

Zelda advises and represents clients under all major rules of arbitration and governed by various substantive laws, both common law and civil law. She also has substantial experience in arbitration-related court proceedings, such as, award enforcement and set-aside measures, and applications for interim relief.

Having previously worked in the human rights field, Zelda remains committed to pro bono work. Among other projects, she has provided advice to Survivors Fund (SURF) on compensation claims under the Alien Tort Claims Act and international law.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School, London
GDL (partial exemption)
BPP Law School, London
LLB
University of Cape Town
Languages
English

Experience

Examples of recent representations include:

Acting for an EPCM contractor in an ICC arbitration arising out of a multi-million euro oil refinery upgrade project in South Eastern Europe;

Representing a European general contractor in an ICC arbitration concerning a dispute relating to the construction of an industrial process plant in Australia;

Advising an EPC contractor in mediation proceedings with the owner relating to the delayed completion of a construction project;

Advising a Western European company in an LCIA arbitration arising out of a joint venture in the Middle East;

Advising an Eastern European utility in a proposed multi-billion euro EPC contract for the design and construction of a nuclear power plant (2000 MWe);

Acting for an African state in an ICC arbitration in the telecommunications sector;

Advising an investor in a series of LCIA arbitrations with its joint venture partner arising out of a multi-million dollar real estate redevelopment project in South Asia;

Acting for a CIS state-owned company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration with a major European contractor concerning disputes arising out of a road construction project; and

Representing Cruz City 1 Mauritius Holdings in ongoing multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings in England (High Court and Court of Appeal), Cyprus, Mauritius, the Isle of Man and India in aid of enforcement of US$380 million LCIA arbitration awards dealing with a range of relief including disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, orders appointing receivers by way of equitable execution, third party debt orders and proceedings seeking Chabra-styled relief and related jurisdictional issues. English Case reports: [2013] EWHC 1323 (Comm); [2013] 2 All ER (Comm) 1137; [2013] EWCA Civ 1512; [2014] EWHC 1323 (Comm); [2014] EWHC 3131 (Comm); [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 336; [2014] Bus LR D25; [2015] EWHC 467 (Comm); [2014] EWHC 3704; [2015] 1 All ER (Comm) 305; [2015] 1 Lloyd's Rep 191; [2015] EWHC 86 (Comm); [2015] EWHC 597 (Comm).

Publications

Supreme Court confirms that legal advice privilege does not apply to communications with non-lawyers, White & Case LLP Client Alert, January 2013, (co-author)