Danone dispute with Fonterra
We acted for Danone in an UNCITRAL international arbitration in Singapore against Fonterra following the August 2013 whey protein concentrate botulism scare. Working as co-counsel with Simpson Thacher (London), in November 2017 we obtained an award that Fonterra pay Danone €105 million (NZ$183 million). Fonterra had provisioned only NZ$11 million for the dispute, reflecting what it described as its "maximum contractual liability to Danone".
Acted for an international reinsurance company in the arbitration of a reinsurance dispute with the insurers of Christchurch City Council following the Canterbury earthquakes.
Cancellation of an agreement for sale of a mine
Acted for an overseas client in an arbitration and related court proceedings in New Zealand following the cancellation of an agreement for the sale and purchase of an ironsands mine.
Shareholding agreement determination of fair value
Acted for a large wine manufacturer, in an arbitration to determine the fair value of a shareholding agreement with a contract winemaking company.
Deferred payment revenue
Acted for one of the largest global providers of advanced products and services for the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention cycles of oil and natural gas wells in an arbitration relating to deferred payment revenue under a sale and purchase agreement.
Contract price adjustment
Acted in an arbitration to determine a price adjustment under a contract relating to monitored medical alarms.