Dominic accepts instructions in international commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, conflict of laws and questions of jurisdiction, public and private international law. He also accepts devilling instructions from Silks and senior juniors on larger and more complex cases, including offshore arbitrations.
Dominic is the editor of Jus Cogens, the online journal providing news, expert analysis and compelling opinion on public and private international law and arbitration for those with an international aspect to their practice. His recent articles include:
In November 2019, Dominic presented a seminar with Dr Natalia Perova to selected professional clients, entitled: ‘Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Clauses in International Commercial Contracts’. His topics included three Regulations of the European Union (Rome I, Rome II and Recast Brussels), the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, and what can be expected after Brexit.
In September 2019, Dominic published an article in Counsel Magazine, entitled: ‘The CICC and the rule of law: Fair, transparent and convenient? What you need to know about China’s new International Commercial Court’. He has a particular interest in the regulation of novel technologies, including small, unmanned aircraft, on which he has written a leading article: ‘Drones, Airprox and the Regulatory Environment: Cause for Concern?’
Dominic is a member of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
He accepts instructions in (international) commercial litigation, international arbitration and mediation, cross-border insolvency, conflict of laws and questions of jurisdiction, public and private international law.
- Devilling for a Silk on procedure and prospects of successfully appealing an arbitration in a Caribbean country where the costs on each side were in the region of $10 US million. Email from Silk, dated 20 July 2021: ‘Huge thanks as always – and for staying up so late to complete your note. I wish I had your stamina!’
- Devilling for a Silk (draft list of issues, draft opening and draft closing submissions) in an international commercial arbitration under the CIArb Arbitration Rules (Bermuda) 2019, claiming damages of over US $17 million for breach of contract. Emails from Silk, dated 10 November, 22, 21 and 19 September 2020: ‘You’re a star … Very helpful … You never cease to impress me! … Great stuff. You have the magic touch. Huge thanks, as always … Big thanks for all your help. Hugely needed. Dominic is a veritable forensic star. … You will see the extent to which I adopted your very fine work.’