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Markus Burgstaller

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Since 1998, Markus has concentrated on public international law. Markus combines experience in public international law at the highest level of government with many years of experience in advising and representing states, international organisations and businesses in private practice.

He focuses on international investment law and acts in arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules and in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union. He also advises investors on structuring investments worldwide.

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Hogan Lovells International LLP 'has an excellent team of experienced arbitrators'. It has extensive experience in cases involving Africa, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, and regularly acts in energy, financial services, telecoms and aerospace-related matters. The team represented several entities in the Energy Standard group of companies in two consolidated LCIA arbitrations against companies owned by a Russian billionaire; the dispute concerned the ownership and control of a significant Ukrainian joint venture between the parties, which produces equipment used in the extraction and transportation of natural gas. Global litigation and arbitration head Michael Davison is 'very smart and an excellent operator', and London international arbitration head Kieron O’Callaghan is 'highly dedicated and an experienced arbitrator'. Other key figures incldue Nathan Searle, who 'has very good Africa knowledge', public international law specialist Markus Burgstaller, Julianne Hughes-Jennett and counsel Ben Hornan, who 'has real arbitration experience and expertise'.

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Public international law

Within: Leading individuals

Markus Burgstaller - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Within: Public international law

Hogan Lovells International LLP is 'excellent for public international law and provides good responsiveness and professional advice'. The practice has specifiic expertise in bilateral investment treaties (BITs), with a niche specialisation in cases at the intersection of public international law (PIL) and human rights law; it also has a particular focus on Russia and CIS-related disputes as well as having energy and telecoms-related expertise; and has provided substantial advice on the PIL aspects of Brexit. It represented the Government of Vietnam in the successful defence of an investment treaty claim brought under the France-Vietnam BIT by a French investor, which related to non-payment of debts by state-owned enterprises. Markus Burgstaller 'has very good commercial acumen, is very attentive to detail and never neglects the importance of tactical steps'. Burgstaller has considerable experience as an advocate in proceedings before international tribunals, the EU courts, the European Court of Human Rights and national courts; he also handles a significant amount of work on the law of international organisations, privileges and immunities, and the Law of the Sea. Other key practitioners are Charles Brasted , who heads the firm’s UK and EU public law and policy practice; and co-head of the business and human rights practice Julianne Hughes-Jennett, who is 'very smart and reliable'. 

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Hogan Lovells International LLP 'is first-rate for oil and gas work' according to one client who also describes Kieron O’Callaghan and counsel Ben Hornan as 'excellent lawyers'. The practice is led by Richard Tyler who currently acts as project counsel to the Shah Deniz consortium for the development of the landmark project, and is collaborating with Steven Bryan to advise Statoil on the proposed sale of its interests in the Teesside oil terminal. A major global oil company also appointed the group to oversee its entry into an African market through the procurement of an ultra-deep water project in the Atlantic Ocean, and counsel Ben Sulaiman continues to represent an oil major in the corporate, project development, commercial contract and maritime treaty advice arising from its high-profile discovery asset in Africa alongside Markus Burgstaller . The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Sarah Shaw from Allen & Overy LLP and Arun Velusami from Norton Rose Fulbright .

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