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Elodie Dulac is a partner in King & Spalding’s Singapore office and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration group. Ms. Dulac has represented clients in commercial and investment arbitrations around the world, with a particular focus on Asia, where she has been based for most of the past decade. She has worked on international arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, SCC, SIAC, and UNCITRAL.  In addition to her work as counsel, Ms. Dulac has been appointed as an arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, AIAC, KIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.  She is a member of the SIAC's Panel of Arbitrators and the HKIAC's List of Arbitrators.  She is listed in Who's Who Legal - Future Leaders 2019 (Top 10 Asia-Pacific wide), and has been recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific.

Ms. Dulac is the co-chair of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and a Founding Member of the Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference.

Ms. Dulac is admitted to practice in England & Wales (Solicitor-Advocate), Paris, France and Cambodia (Foreign Lawyer).  She is a Registered Foreign Lawyer at the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Pro Bono:

  • Civil Party Lawyer, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal), Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2013 – 2016
  • Visiting Lecturer, Settlement of International Disputes, Addis Ababa University School of Law, Ethiopia, March 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer, International Arbitration Course, University of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, May 2013 and May 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer, International Investment Law Course, University of Mekelle, Ethiopia, September 2011
  • Secondment to the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania, November 2006

Credentials

LL.M., King's College, University of London, UK

D.E.A., Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Cambodia Foreign Lawyer

England and Wales

Paris

Singapore International Commercial Court, Registered Foreign Lawyer

Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Kigali International Arbitration Centre

• Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), Co-chair

• Founding Member, Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference

• Member, List of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

• Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (former KLRCA)

• Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre

• Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Users Council

• Regional Leader, Legal and Business Women for Africa (www.labfa.org)

French

"She is very, very good, a first-rate lawyer”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

"[A] class act, with a world of experience and good instincts"


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2019

Top 10 Most-Highly Regarded Asia-Pacific wide


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION 2019

"[H]ighly recommended for her top-tier work on both in investment and commercial arbitration"


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2019

Leading individual in international arbitration (Singapore)


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2017-2019

“Elodie Dulac is highlighted for her growing profile in investment treaty cases across the region”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

An “‘outstanding practitioner’ who is recognised for her broad knowledge of investment law”


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS – WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2018

“Elodie Dulac provides a mix of common and civil law expertise and has a good record in Indonesia disputes”


LEGAL500 2018 – SINGAPORE: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Commercial arbitration “Rising Star”


LGM RISING STAR, 2015-2019

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Recognition

"She is very, very good, a first-rate lawyer”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

"[A] class act, with a world of experience and good instincts"


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2019

Top 10 Most-Highly Regarded Asia-Pacific wide


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION 2019

"[H]ighly recommended for her top-tier work on both in investment and commercial arbitration"


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2019

Leading individual in international arbitration (Singapore)


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2017-2019

“Elodie Dulac is highlighted for her growing profile in investment treaty cases across the region”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

An “‘outstanding practitioner’ who is recognised for her broad knowledge of investment law”


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS – WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2018

“Elodie Dulac provides a mix of common and civil law expertise and has a good record in Indonesia disputes”


LEGAL500 2018 – SINGAPORE: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Commercial arbitration “Rising Star”


LGM RISING STAR, 2015-2019

Matters

Won an award for declaratory relief worth over USD 4 billion in an ICC arbitration on behalf of two international oil majors against a Southeast Asian government arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas service contract.

Representing Shell in a multibillion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  We recently obtained provisional measures in favour of our client.

Representing Chevron in multibillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Switzerland-Philippines bilateral investment treaty.  The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  

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Matters

Won an award for declaratory relief worth over USD 4 billion in an ICC arbitration on behalf of two international oil majors against a Southeast Asian government arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas service contract.

Representing Shell in a multibillion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  We recently obtained provisional measures in favour of our client.

Representing Chevron in multibillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Switzerland-Philippines bilateral investment treaty.  The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  

Representing two Singapore companies in an investment treaty dispute against a North Asian State arising out of a mining project.

Representing a South East Asian mining company in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore against its joint venture partner.  The dispute concerns the termination of the joint venture agreement and the ownership of shares.

Representing a South East Asian company against a South East Asian Government in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of a light rail project. 

Representing a major Philippine conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration against its Indonesian joint venture partner, arising out of a dispute over shares in a Dutch venture that owns and operates the major toll roads in and around Manila. 

Won an USD 85 million award for ConocoPhillips in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning the proper tariff charged by a gas pipeline in Indonesia.  The case involved the application of a contract various representations and warranties to hold the gas transporter liable for a tariff increase decreed by Indonesia's pipeline regulators.

Representing Garanti Koza, a UK construction contractor, in an ICSID arbitration against Turkmenistan arising out of violations by Turkmenistan of its obligations under the UK- Turkmenistan BIT. Our client recently defeated Turkmenistan’s objection to jurisdiction in a pioneering decision by the Tribunal based on the BIT’s most favoured nation provision. Over USD 65 million is in dispute.

Representing Astro All Asia Networks and South Asia Entertainment Holdings in two UNCITRAL arbitrations against India under bilateral investment treaties. The dispute concerns mistreatment by India of our clients’ investments in the satellite television and radio sectors in India.

Representing an Asian production sharing contractor in multiple disputes against the host government all subject to ad hoc arbitration in Asia. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Representing Dow Chemical Company in an ICC arbitration in London against Petrochemical Industries Company, which is wholly-owned by the State of Kuwait, arising out of a wide-ranging joint venture agreement. English law governed. The tribunal awarded our client damages, interest and costs of over USD 2.48 billion – one of the largest arbitration awards in history. Dow received USD 2.2 billion in a direct cash payment from PIC in May 2013.

Representing an Asian construction contractor in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a European subcontractor concerning an LNG project in Asia.

Representing an oil major in cost recovery disputes against an Asian host government.

Representing a European industrial company in an ICC arbitration in Zurich against a Korean company concerning a joint venture in China. Korean law governed.

Representing two Vietnamese textile companies in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a North American company concerning a joint venture in Vietnam. Vietnamese law governed.

Representing a Russian industrial company in an ICC arbitration in Istanbul against a French company, arising out of the opposing party’s failure to close the sale of a business. Over USD 70 million is in dispute. Turkish law governed.

Representing a US private equity house in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Singapore against an investee company from South Asia. Our client prevailed on all its claims.

Representing an Asian automobile manufacturer in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a Middle Eastern distributor. Korean law governed. All claims against our client were dismissed and an award of costs was made in our client’s favor.

Representing  a downstream subsidiary of an oil major in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against one of its Indonesian distributors. Indonesian law governed. Our client obtained the dismissal of all claims and an award of most of its costs.

Representing a South East Asian investor in an arbitration against a South East Asian state under the ASEAN Investment Agreement. Over USD 100 million is in dispute.

Representing African State in an ICSID arbitration brought by European investor.

Representing North American investors in an ICSID arbitration against Egypt.

Representing Malaysian Historical Salvors in its successful action to annul an ICSID award made in favour of Malaysia.

Representing SGS as claimant in its ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines, resulting in a settlement of CHF 150 million (of CHF 174 million claimed).

Representing European investors in an SCC arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Expert Consultant for the World Bank on the reform of the international arbitration regime in Vietnam.

Insights

Article · Source: Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Indian Journal

January 1, 2017
The 2016 SIAC Rules: New Features

Article · Source: Global Arbitration Review

April 22, 2015
Dar Es Salaam: A Focus on East Africa

Article · Source: ICCA Newsletter

January 1, 2015
Report on ICCA New York Convention Roadshow in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia

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Matters

Won an award for declaratory relief worth over USD 4 billion in an ICC arbitration on behalf of two international oil majors against a Southeast Asian government arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas service contract.

Representing Shell in a multibillion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  We recently obtained provisional measures in favour of our client.

Representing Chevron in multibillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Switzerland-Philippines bilateral investment treaty.  The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  

See more
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Matters

Won an award for declaratory relief worth over USD 4 billion in an ICC arbitration on behalf of two international oil majors against a Southeast Asian government arising out of a revenue-allocation dispute under a gas service contract.

Representing Shell in a multibillion dollar ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Netherlands-Philippines bilateral investment treaty. The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  We recently obtained provisional measures in favour of our client.

Representing Chevron in multibillion dollar UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines under the Switzerland-Philippines bilateral investment treaty.  The dispute concerns revenue allocation for the Malampaya gas to power project.  

Representing two Singapore companies in an investment treaty dispute against a North Asian State arising out of a mining project.

Representing a South East Asian mining company in an SIAC arbitration in Singapore against its joint venture partner.  The dispute concerns the termination of the joint venture agreement and the ownership of shares.

Representing a South East Asian company against a South East Asian Government in an ad hoc arbitration arising out of a light rail project. 

Representing a major Philippine conglomerate in an SIAC arbitration against its Indonesian joint venture partner, arising out of a dispute over shares in a Dutch venture that owns and operates the major toll roads in and around Manila. 

Won an USD 85 million award for ConocoPhillips in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning the proper tariff charged by a gas pipeline in Indonesia.  The case involved the application of a contract various representations and warranties to hold the gas transporter liable for a tariff increase decreed by Indonesia's pipeline regulators.

Representing Garanti Koza, a UK construction contractor, in an ICSID arbitration against Turkmenistan arising out of violations by Turkmenistan of its obligations under the UK- Turkmenistan BIT. Our client recently defeated Turkmenistan’s objection to jurisdiction in a pioneering decision by the Tribunal based on the BIT’s most favoured nation provision. Over USD 65 million is in dispute.

Representing Astro All Asia Networks and South Asia Entertainment Holdings in two UNCITRAL arbitrations against India under bilateral investment treaties. The dispute concerns mistreatment by India of our clients’ investments in the satellite television and radio sectors in India.

Representing an Asian production sharing contractor in multiple disputes against the host government all subject to ad hoc arbitration in Asia. Billions of dollars are at stake.

Representing Dow Chemical Company in an ICC arbitration in London against Petrochemical Industries Company, which is wholly-owned by the State of Kuwait, arising out of a wide-ranging joint venture agreement. English law governed. The tribunal awarded our client damages, interest and costs of over USD 2.48 billion – one of the largest arbitration awards in history. Dow received USD 2.2 billion in a direct cash payment from PIC in May 2013.

Representing an Asian construction contractor in an ICC arbitration in Geneva against a European subcontractor concerning an LNG project in Asia.

Representing an oil major in cost recovery disputes against an Asian host government.

Representing a European industrial company in an ICC arbitration in Zurich against a Korean company concerning a joint venture in China. Korean law governed.

Representing two Vietnamese textile companies in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a North American company concerning a joint venture in Vietnam. Vietnamese law governed.

Representing a Russian industrial company in an ICC arbitration in Istanbul against a French company, arising out of the opposing party’s failure to close the sale of a business. Over USD 70 million is in dispute. Turkish law governed.

Representing a US private equity house in an UNCITRAL arbitration in Singapore against an investee company from South Asia. Our client prevailed on all its claims.

Representing an Asian automobile manufacturer in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against a Middle Eastern distributor. Korean law governed. All claims against our client were dismissed and an award of costs was made in our client’s favor.

Representing  a downstream subsidiary of an oil major in an ICC arbitration in Singapore against one of its Indonesian distributors. Indonesian law governed. Our client obtained the dismissal of all claims and an award of most of its costs.

Representing a South East Asian investor in an arbitration against a South East Asian state under the ASEAN Investment Agreement. Over USD 100 million is in dispute.

Representing African State in an ICSID arbitration brought by European investor.

Representing North American investors in an ICSID arbitration against Egypt.

Representing Malaysian Historical Salvors in its successful action to annul an ICSID award made in favour of Malaysia.

Representing SGS as claimant in its ICSID arbitration against the Republic of the Philippines, resulting in a settlement of CHF 150 million (of CHF 174 million claimed).

Representing European investors in an SCC arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Expert Consultant for the World Bank on the reform of the international arbitration regime in Vietnam.

Insights

Article · Source: Indian Journal of Arbitration Law, Indian Journal

January 1, 2017
The 2016 SIAC Rules: New Features

Article · Source: Global Arbitration Review

April 22, 2015
Dar Es Salaam: A Focus on East Africa

Article · Source: ICCA Newsletter

January 1, 2015
Report on ICCA New York Convention Roadshow in Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia

View all

Credentials

LL.M., King's College, University of London, UK

D.E.A., Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Cambodia Foreign Lawyer

England and Wales

Paris

Singapore International Commercial Court, Registered Foreign Lawyer

Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Kigali International Arbitration Centre

• Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration (AFIA), Co-chair

• Founding Member, Annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference

• Member, List of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

• Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (former KLRCA)

• Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre

• Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s Users Council

• Regional Leader, Legal and Business Women for Africa (www.labfa.org)

French

"She is very, very good, a first-rate lawyer”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

"[A] class act, with a world of experience and good instincts"


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2019

Top 10 Most-Highly Regarded Asia-Pacific wide


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION 2019

"[H]ighly recommended for her top-tier work on both in investment and commercial arbitration"


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2019

Leading individual in international arbitration (Singapore)


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2017-2019

“Elodie Dulac is highlighted for her growing profile in investment treaty cases across the region”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

An “‘outstanding practitioner’ who is recognised for her broad knowledge of investment law”


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS – WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2018

“Elodie Dulac provides a mix of common and civil law expertise and has a good record in Indonesia disputes”


LEGAL500 2018 – SINGAPORE: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Commercial arbitration “Rising Star”


LGM RISING STAR, 2015-2019

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Recognition

"She is very, very good, a first-rate lawyer”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

"[A] class act, with a world of experience and good instincts"


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2019

Top 10 Most-Highly Regarded Asia-Pacific wide


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL ARBITRATION 2019

"[H]ighly recommended for her top-tier work on both in investment and commercial arbitration"


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS - WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2019

Leading individual in international arbitration (Singapore)


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2017-2019

“Elodie Dulac is highlighted for her growing profile in investment treaty cases across the region”


CHAMBERS ASIA PACIFIC 2018

An “‘outstanding practitioner’ who is recognised for her broad knowledge of investment law”


ARBITRATION FUTURE LEADERS – WHO’S WHO LEGAL 2018

“Elodie Dulac provides a mix of common and civil law expertise and has a good record in Indonesia disputes”


LEGAL500 2018 – SINGAPORE: INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Commercial arbitration “Rising Star”


LGM RISING STAR, 2015-2019