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Sajid Ahmed is a Partner in the London office of King & Spalding.  He specialises in international arbitration and trade matters. 

Sajid represents clients in arbitration under a variety of rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in sectors including energy, engineering, life sciences and financial services.  Sajid’s cases typically are significant, high-value and complex cross-border disputes.

Experienced in EU trade law, notably in export controls and sanctions, Sajid also assists clients with classification, licensing, contractual arrangements and general compliance in industries such as oil and gas, financial services, aviation and defence.  He helps clients prepare voluntary disclosures of export control and economic sanctions laws violations and represents clients in regulatory investigations.

Sajid has particular experience in arbitration matters relating to India, Turkey and Libya. He also advises clients on the sanctions involving Syria and Iran, among others.

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Credentials

Law Society of England and Wales

Hindi

Matters

Recent Representations – Arbitration Matters
An Asian Exploration & Production company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India with respect to cross-boundary gas migration issues.

An Indian pharmaceuticals company in a LCIA arbitration in London against a major Canadian generics producer with respect to a breach of exclusivity provisions in a licence agreement.

A significant oil & gas company in two ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitrations against an Asian sovereign state, one relating to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC and the other relating to gas pricing.

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Recent Representations – Arbitration Matters
An Asian Exploration & Production company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India with respect to cross-boundary gas migration issues.

An Indian pharmaceuticals company in a LCIA arbitration in London against a major Canadian generics producer with respect to a breach of exclusivity provisions in a licence agreement.

A significant oil & gas company in two ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitrations against an Asian sovereign state, one relating to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC and the other relating to gas pricing.

The Republic of Turkey and Turkish state-owned entity BOTAS in an ICC arbitration in Paris against the Republic of Iraq in relation to a dispute concerning an intergovernmental pipeline agreement.

A significant Turkish E&P company against the Republic of Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Turkey–Kazakhstan bilateral investment treaty relating to a tax stabilization clause.

An Indian electrical engineering company in an ICC arbitration in London against a UK company involving claims of defective products provided pursuant to a Supply Agreement.

multinational life sciences company against a US company in an ICC arbitration in London concerning a breach of a licence agreement with respect to the marketing of a biopharmaceutical product.

significant Asian company in an LCIA arbitration in London against a U.S. investment bank relating to breaches of a services agreement in connection with an M&A deal.

significant pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration proceeding in New York against a German company relating to breaches of a manufacturing and supply agreement.

Recent Representations – Export Controls and Sanctions Matters
major financial institution on EU-Russia sanctions concerning the provision of loans, capital market instruments and other types of financial instruments to Russia-related persons.

major Middle East petrochemicals company on EU sanctions with respect to Iran and Syria and potential exposure based on business transactions with Iranian and Syrian entities.

significant Middle East sovereign wealth fund on the successful de-listing of one its associated companies from the EU sanctions list.

A major Asian oil and gas company in connection with the EU relaxation of sanctions on investments in the Iranian hydrocarbons sector and on Iranian oil exports under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

significant aircraft manufacturer on export sales of aircraft and aircraft parts from certain EU countries to the Middle East region and South America.

An aerospace client in its UK voluntary self-disclosures due to potential violation of UK/EU export control rules. The representation included review of customer due-diligence policies and procedures as well as sales contracts for the purposes of export controls and sanctions compliance.

Matters

Recent Representations – Arbitration Matters
An Asian Exploration & Production company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India with respect to cross-boundary gas migration issues.

An Indian pharmaceuticals company in a LCIA arbitration in London against a major Canadian generics producer with respect to a breach of exclusivity provisions in a licence agreement.

A significant oil & gas company in two ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitrations against an Asian sovereign state, one relating to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC and the other relating to gas pricing.

See more
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Matters

Recent Representations – Arbitration Matters
An Asian Exploration & Production company in an ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of India with respect to cross-boundary gas migration issues.

An Indian pharmaceuticals company in a LCIA arbitration in London against a major Canadian generics producer with respect to a breach of exclusivity provisions in a licence agreement.

A significant oil & gas company in two ad hoc UNCITRAL arbitrations against an Asian sovereign state, one relating to the company’s right to cost recovery under a PSC and the other relating to gas pricing.

The Republic of Turkey and Turkish state-owned entity BOTAS in an ICC arbitration in Paris against the Republic of Iraq in relation to a dispute concerning an intergovernmental pipeline agreement.

A significant Turkish E&P company against the Republic of Kazakhstan in an ICSID arbitration brought under the Turkey–Kazakhstan bilateral investment treaty relating to a tax stabilization clause.

An Indian electrical engineering company in an ICC arbitration in London against a UK company involving claims of defective products provided pursuant to a Supply Agreement.

multinational life sciences company against a US company in an ICC arbitration in London concerning a breach of a licence agreement with respect to the marketing of a biopharmaceutical product.

significant Asian company in an LCIA arbitration in London against a U.S. investment bank relating to breaches of a services agreement in connection with an M&A deal.

significant pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration proceeding in New York against a German company relating to breaches of a manufacturing and supply agreement.

Recent Representations – Export Controls and Sanctions Matters
major financial institution on EU-Russia sanctions concerning the provision of loans, capital market instruments and other types of financial instruments to Russia-related persons.

major Middle East petrochemicals company on EU sanctions with respect to Iran and Syria and potential exposure based on business transactions with Iranian and Syrian entities.

significant Middle East sovereign wealth fund on the successful de-listing of one its associated companies from the EU sanctions list.

A major Asian oil and gas company in connection with the EU relaxation of sanctions on investments in the Iranian hydrocarbons sector and on Iranian oil exports under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

significant aircraft manufacturer on export sales of aircraft and aircraft parts from certain EU countries to the Middle East region and South America.

An aerospace client in its UK voluntary self-disclosures due to potential violation of UK/EU export control rules. The representation included review of customer due-diligence policies and procedures as well as sales contracts for the purposes of export controls and sanctions compliance.

Credentials

Law Society of England and Wales

Hindi