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Henry C R Quinlan

AddressNorton Rose (Middle East) LLP, 4th Floor, Gate Precinct Building 3, DIFC Dubai United Arab Emirates Postcode: 103747
Phone(+971) 436 96300
Education– Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (London)- Double distinction
– Award-writing examination, School of International Arbitration – Distinction
– Bar Vocation Course; Common Professional Examination – commendation
– BA (Hons) Oxford University
Bar AdmissionAdmitted to the Bar of England and Wales 2000; Admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales 2000; Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Registered practitioner of the DIFC Courts; Solicitor-Advocate with higher rights of audience in the courts of England and Wales (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings).
Work ExperienceDIAC arbitration in Dubai/ DIFC court proceedings – acting for a DIFC-registered company in relation to claims for breach of warranty stated to be worth US$30 million and potential counterclaims arising under a SPA and shareholders agreement said (by one claimant) to be worth in excess of US$600 million, and advising in relation to related claims in New York and the DIFC courts; 4 DIAC arbitrations in Dubai- acting for English, Iranian and UAE parties in relation to disputes arising out of various shareholders agreements relating to construction projects in the UAE; DIAC arbitration in Dubai – acting for a Dubai developer against a Korean contractor in relation to issues arising from a “cost plus” contract relating to excavation works; AAAIICDR arbitration in Montreal – acting for a Dutch technology company in a
c.US$4 billion claim arising out of the termination of a software license agreement (including obtaining permanent anti-suit injunctive relief to restrain the opposing party from pursuing parallel proceedings in the US – StreamCast Networks Inc v. Skype Technologies S A et al, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Western Division – Los Angeles)); ICC Arbitration in Geneva – acting for a Turkish company in an ICC arbitration against the Turkish energy ministry relating to the termination of contracts •entered into in relation to the privatisation of Turkey’s national electricity distribution network; Ad hoc arbitration in London -acting (as lead counsel in the arbitration and as junior counsel in related English Commercial Court proceedings) for an English insurance and reinsurance underwriting agency in a c.$50 million dispute arising out of the termination of a managing general agency agreement (including successfully defending a stay application in the arbitration); LCIA arbitration in London – acting for a Russian-owned Cypriot company in a c.US$1.5 billion claim arising out of the transfer of shares in a Russian titanium manufacturing company pursuant to an option agreement in a trust deed (including proceedings in Russia, BVI (Finecroft Ltd and Winfair Ltd v Lamane Trading Corporation, Appeal No. BVI HAP 2006/0001), New York and Cyprus and related anti-suit injunctive relief, and other applications – listed on Law.com’s Arbitration Scorecard: Top 50 Contract Disputes for 2007); ICC Arbitration in Zurich -acting for a German multinational company in an ICC arbitration against a UAE party concerning commission alleged to be due under an agency agreement relating to a public tender for a project to expand the UAE’stelecommunications network; Acting for an English private equity firm in relation to a potential expert determination and LCIA arbitration arising from breaches of warranties and alleged fraud in connection with the sale and purchase of a multi-national mobile telecommunications group; UNCITRAL arbitrations in London – acting for an Austrian bank in two parallel UNCITRAL arbitrations involving Austrian and Croatian parties (including a Croatian state entity) relating to breaches of warranties given in connection with the sale and purchase of a national bank. LCIA arbitration in London .- acting for an Anglo-Australian entity in a dispute involving Australian, English, Indian and Mauritian companies relating to the termination of a fund management joint venture and private equity fund (including a successful mediation); CIETAC arbitration in Beijing – representing an English PLC in an arbitration against a Chinese party relating to disputes arising out of an aborted joint venture and issues arising from the supply of technical equipment; Enforcement of arbitral award – acting for a Swiss client in relation to the enforcement of a substantial Swiss arbitral award obtained in a Zurich Chamber of Commerce arbitration against a Russian aluminium producer, involving coordination of a global strategy to enforce the award in multiple jurisdictions, including France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the BVI and Russia; English Commercial Court- acting for a Chinese company in an appeal against an arbitral tribunal’s award (under Arbitration Act, section 69); Acting for an English private equity company in a c.£90 million challenge to an expert determination relating to the valuation of shares being sold by a departing shareholder of the company; Acting for four defendants (including a private equity fund and an Egyptian billionaire) in English Commercial Court proceedings arising from the failure of a media-related joint venture (including related parallel civil and criminal proceedings in Egypt and Lebanon, and a potential ad hoc arbitration in the BVI); Acting for a Russian company in relation to a challenge to an expert determination and potential LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the exercise of a call option relating to the (ultimate) ownership of two Russian printing/publishing companies; Acting for an oil major and a major construction and engineering company in relation to an expert determination concerning post-completion tax issues; Acting for a major tobacco group in relation to major corporate investigations (including an English Department of Trade and Industry investigation) and in relation to a multi-billion dollar claim commenced against it in India.
Present PositionSenior Associate, International Arbitration Group, Norton Rose- Dubai Office.
Past positions
Publications– Arbitration International, The Status and Operation of Unilateral or Optional Arbitration Clauses; Contributing author, Lovells’ Handbook on International Arbitration (chapter on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards)
– Book review, Bernstein’sArbitration Handbook; CPI International, The Gulf’slegal frameworks are facing a key test