Whenever possible IY LEGAL aims to resolve commercial disputes without clients becoming embroiled in drawn out, costly, arbitration proceedings. Where arbitration proceedings become necessary, we are experts at fighting cases for our clients successfully, with focus, tenacity and absolute determination! We have a busy, very well-known arbitration practice across our business sectors.
We can advise you before a dispute has arisen, handle your dispute whether you are claiming, defending and/or counter-claiming and represent you in commercial arbitrations in the UK and elsewhere, including before the leading trade associations such as the LMAA, LME, Coffee Trade Federation, Sugar Association, GAFTA and FOSFA and those conducted under LMAA, ICC, ICE, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, or under the Arbitration Act 1996. We can advise on and manage security arrangements, guarantees and the enforcement of Arbitration Awards internationally.
We have extensive experience handling the wide range of disputes which occur in our industry sectors, including disputes involving most forms of charterparties and bills of lading, including the various BIMCO forms; ship sale and purchase agreements; most physical and derivative commodity trading and sale of goods contracts, including those used by GAFTA, FOSFA, the LME, SCoTA and oil traders; letters of credit and trade finance agreements; FEED, turnkey and lump-sum energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts on and off-shore; LOGIC Standard Contracts; FIDIC contracts; pipeline contracts; drilling and rig agreements; heavy-lifts; offshore service agreements; installation and EPIC contracts in the oil, gas and renewables sectors; refinery, terminal, petrochemical and production agreements; maintenance and life-cycle extension agreements; FPSO, FSRU and SPM agreements; insurance policy terms used by the London market.
IY LEGAL advises and represent UK and international clients from across the world who have their English law disputes resolved by commercial arbitration in London and elsewhere.
IY LEGAL has won the following recent Awards for its Arbitration work:
Arbitration Law within England 2019 & 2020 (IAE Awards)
Leading Arbitration Specialist of the Year UK 2018 (Acquisition International Magazine)
Arbitration Firm of the Year 2017 - London UK (Corporate LiveWire Awards)
While he was practising as a solicitor, Andrew Iyer was described by 'Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession' as having:
"a deep understanding of international markets and an impressive track record in arbitration and commercial disputes."