JOSEPH MANUE TLRADO2017-12-22T12:00:12+00:00

Project Description

Joseph Manue Tlrado

Address3 More London Riverside, London, England, Postcode: SE1 2AQ
Phone(+44) 207 444 24 33
Education– Dip.Com.Lit., Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Law Society, 1996
– LSFE, College of Law, Chester, 1991
– B.A. (Hans), Hispanic Studies, University of Birmingham, England, and University of Valencia, Spain, 1988
Bar Admission– Qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings}, 2004
– Qualified Solicitor, England and Wales, 1994
Work ExperienceArbitration: LCIA North Sea well drilling dispute in London between a UK gas exploration and production company and a UK independent oil & gas company and a global provider of geophysical services and equipment; iCC South American merchandise safe custody contract dispute in London between a US based lender and European security company; LCIA Middle East EPC contract dispute in London between a Middle East subsidiary of a U.S. multinational and a Far East contractor; Sole arbitrator in an ICC distribution agreement arbitration in London subject to the laws of Florida between a Middle Eastern company and a U.S. corporation; UNCITRAL indemnity claim arbitration in London between a U.S. multinational and an Indian oil company regarding a complex claim for the recovery of customs duties and fines in relation to the acquisition of a jack-up drilling rig in India; Ad hoc international tax dispute arbitration in London between a Panamanian company and an English company regarding the acquisition of a European subsidiary company; Ad hoc arbitration in London concerning a contract dispute between a Bermudan company and a Liberian company regarding the purchase of a jack-up rig in Central America; LCIA African drilling rig contract arbitration in London between a leading South African oil company and an Australian contractor; Ad hoc maritime arbitration in London between an English oil services company and Russian owners of a rig vessel located in South America; UNCITRAL production sharing contract arbitration in London subject to Indian law between an Indian oil and gas company and a state agency; Ad hoc French land contamination insurance arbitration in London involving a Holland-based holding company insured and an English insurer; UNCITRAL gold mining joint venture arbitration in Stockholm under the auspices of the SCC between an Australian mining company and a Georgian mining company; ICC breach of contract and fraud arbitration in Geneva between Indonesian individuals and company and a Kazakhstani oil refinery; ICC termination of director’semployment contract arbitrations in Paris and London between Canadian and U.S. individuals and a Romanian oil company; UNCITRAL canning licence arbitration under the auspices of the AAA in London subject to New York law between an international beverage and food conglomerate and a Middle Eastern canner; ICC Kazakhstan oil exploration joint venture arbitration in The Hague between a U.S. oil exploration company and a Canadian oil exploration company; .Ad hoc construction arbitration in London between an Indian independent power producer and a Japanese contractor regarding a 330-megawatt combined cycle power station in India; CCIG oil exploration consultancy agreement arbitration in Geneva subject to Swiss law between an English oil exploration company and a Cayman-registered oil exploration consultancy;

Ad hoc complex construction arbitration in London between a large international power company and an English contractor; Ad hoc engineering arbitration in London between an Italian electrical contractor and an English electrical company; Ad hoc large and complex construction arbitration in Santiago, Chile, subject to Chilean law between a multinational engineering company and Chilean state-owned construction company; Construction arbitration in Saudi Arabia between a European contractor and a Middle Eastern construction company Commercial Litigation: European oil refinery – High Court (Commercial Court) action related to a crude oil supply contract; Multinational semiconductor manufacturer – High Court (Patents Court) action for nonpayment of royalties; U.S. multinational food services company- investigation of internal contract compliance issues in the U.K., Europe, and Africa; Multinational telecoms company – recovery of unpaid equipment rental fees against an English telecoms company; U.S. accounting consultancy – High Court action against an English lighting public limited company; U.S. electronics multinational – SEC investigation into alleged insider dealing; U.S. oil exploration company and its wholly owned Cayman subsidiary – letter of credit dispute with a Belgian bank; U.S. manufacturing multinational- asbestos litigation in the U.S. and administration of an English corporation; Norwegian oil company – recovery of a loan debt from an English public limited company; English architectural practice – recovery of unpaid fees from an English land developer; Wealthy American individual – High Court action to recover of costs from an English gun dealer in respect of defective shotguns; U.S. software company – recovery of costs in respect of defective software; International oil company – investigation of environmental and economic damage regarding the construction of an oil pipeline in the Caspian region; English oil exploration company – recovery of demobilisation costs and loss of profits from an English drilling contractor in the North Sea; Yemeni oil exploration company – breach of contract claim against a Canadian corporation to supply equipment in the Republic of Yemen; U.S. oil exploration company- breach of contract claim against an English contractor in relation to the supply of oilfield service equipment in Georgia; Large international gas company – multimillion dollar claim following the termination of a gas sales agreement following the insolvency of the counterparty; Top 10 City of London law firm -application to restrain from continuing to act in proceedings against one of the principal defendants in the BCCI litigation; Large London law office- High Court case of Matrix Securities Ltd v Theodore Goddard and David Goldberg, a landmark case in the law of professional negligence involving complex tax issues; Multinational UK based chemicals company- corporate manslaughter case following an explosion at a gas depot in England; Wealthy Thai individual – High Court action to recover in excess of US$1 00 million by way of personal guarantees; Large English national law firm – multimillion-pound professional negligence High Court action involving complex issues of proprietary rights regarding goods located in Spain; Wealthy Middle Eastern individual – US$150 million multi-jurisdictional civil fraud case; R v Owen Oyston – representation of a key defence witness in a high-profile trial; Finance director of an English public limited company – share dealing fraud; New Zealand dairy company- US$1 billion multinational H.M. Customs and Excise investigation into the alleged infringement of EU quotas; Pro bono work and honorary legal adviser to the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens’Advice Bureau; ADR: Expert determination on behalf of a Norwegian oil exploration company regarding North Sea royalty payments; Expert determination on behalf of the English subsidiary of a European power company regardjng a North Sea contract pricing dispute; Mediation regarding a French contamination insurance claim between a Holland-based holding company insured and an English insurer; Mediation between an English law firm and an English company regarding a professional negligence High Court action; Mediation of an international tax dispute between a Panamanian company and an English company regarding the acquisition of a European subsidiary company; Lead and assistant mediator in a variety of mediations.

Present PositionPartner, Head of Arbitration and ADR.
Past positions
PublicationsAuthor of :
– “Mediation: The real alternative?” in the IFC quarterly journal “Corporate Governance Digest”, March 2008
– Author of report on Court Support for Arbitration in the Asia Pacific Region, IBA Arbitration Newsletter, March 2008
– Co-author of commentary on Gater Assets Ltd v Naftogaz Ukrainiy EWCA Civ 988, Global Arbitration Litigation Services Arbitration Costs Bulletin, January 2008
– Co-author on Enforcing Mediated Settlement Agreements – Where to from here?, IBA Mediation Newsletter, December 2007 – Co-author of New ICDR International Emergency Measures Protection Rule,Transational Dispute Management, Vol.3, issue 5, December 2000
– Author of Introductory Guide to Alternative Dispute Resolution
(ADR), Baker Botts L.L.P., October 2006
– Contributor to Navigating Cross-Cultural Waters in International Arbitration, Inside the Minds: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Aspatore Books, August 2004
– Author of Litigating in the UK: An Introduction to Civil
Trial Proceedings in England and Wales, Baker Botts L.L.P., February 2004
– Author of Guide to Drafting International Commercial Arbitration Clauses: Some Practical Considerations, Baker Botts L.L.P., April 2001
LanguagesEnglish (fluent); Spanish (fluent)