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Experience and list of cases

Silja’s experience includes participation in numerous international commercial, investment or sports disputes, whether as arbitrator, counsel, expert or secretary/assistant to the arbitral tribunal.

 

Representative commercial disputes have included:

  • A SCAI arbitration concerning a dispute between a Swiss company and an Asian company arising out of a Sale and Purchase Agreement governed by Swiss law, including the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (co-arbitrator)
  • An UNCITRAL arbitration between an Albanian company and an Italian company concerning a dispute arising out of a collaboration agreement for consulting services (sole arbitrator)
  • A DIS arbitration between two German companies and a French company regarding a dispute arising out of a share purchase agreement (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between multiple parties concerning a dispute arising out of a purchase agreement for fighter jets (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration concerning a gas price review (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • A dispute giving rise to multiple related court and arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules and the Swiss Rules with respect to a construction project in Eastern Europe (provided expert opinion)
  • An ICC arbitration regarding a dispute arising out of a swap contract in the Middle Eastern oil industry (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a Spanish company and a Saudi Arabian company related to engineering and construction projects in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a U.S. company and an Italian company concerning an international sales agreement for equipment used in construction and related industrial activities (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • An ICC arbitration between a Romanian company and a French company concerning the development and acquisition of a computer software system (secretary to the arbitral tribunal)
  • Collaborated in numerous expert opinions relating to the coordination of multiple high-stakes proceedings before courts and international arbitral tribunals (under various institutional and ad hoc rules) over identical or related claims or issues between identical or related parties, in particular questions of res judicata, lis pendens, anti-suit/anti-arbitration injunctions, damages for breach of an arbitration agreement and waiver of an arbitration agreement.

 

Representative investment disputes have included:

  • Caratube International Oil Company and Mr. Devincci Salah Hourani v. Kazakhstan (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/13), an investment arbitration relating to the alleged taking by Kazakhstan of the investors’ alleged oil exploration and production rights (assistant to the arbitral tribunal)

Other disputes have included:

  • Setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Supreme Court against arbitral awards rendered in commercial and sports disputes (member of the counsel team)
  • Proceedings before the Swiss courts for the enforcement of arbitral awards (member of the counsel team)