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Stuart Dutson

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International Arbitration and International Law.


Head of Simmons International Arbitration Group.


Clayton Utz, Brisbane, Australia. University of Cambridge PhD in private and public international law. Herbert Smith, Linkslaters.


English. Fluent Australian and basic German.


Former member ICC Court of International Arbitration.


Queensland BBus LLB(Hons). Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge PhD.

London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Stuart Dutson - Simmons & Simmons

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Simmons & Simmons fields lawyers who are industry experts in the firm's key sectors, particularly TMT, financial institutions, and energy and infrastructure. The team acted for the Indonesian Government in a bilateral treaty (BIT) arbitration brought by Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited under the India-Indonesia BIT; the subject of the dispute concerns an investment in a coal mining project. Stuart Dutson and Jayne Bentham have extensive experience of arbitrations in Africa, while Simon Morgan specialises in disputes involving China and the Far East. David Sandy is also experienced in public international law issues.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Clients describe the 'utterly reliable' mining offering at Simmons & Simmons as 'extraordinarily well suited to handle the most complex and difficult assignments' especially for 'Francophone countries where they are simply the best'. Orion and Fusion Capital instructed the group to handle the sale of Lynx Resources - the owner of the Sasa zinc, lead and silver mine in Macedonia - to Central Asia Metals, and the client-recommended Yves Baratte teamed up with Iain Duncan , Adam Cooper and Andrew Petry to oversee a major equity and debt investment into a major bulk commodity mining project on behalf of two private equity funds. The arrival of Stuart Dutson from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP significantly bolstered the firm's international arbitration capacities namely for cases pertaining to Africa, China and the Middle East; he is currently acting for the government of Indonesia in a bilateral treaty arbitration brought by Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys in the context of an investment in a coal mine in Kalimantan.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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