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Timothy Cooke

T: +65 6622 6231 M: +65 9022 1817 Email Timothy | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Recommended Lawyer for International Arbitration / India: Foreign Firms

Recommended Lawyer for International Arbitration / India: Foreign Firms

Dispute Resolution Star for International Arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018

Dispute Resolution Star for International Arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018

Singapore Business Review – Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 or under

Timothy Cooke Partner

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Timothy Cooke

Timothy Cooke
Partner

T: +65 6622 6231 M: +65 9022 1817 Email Timothy | Vcard Office: Singapore

Timothy is an international arbitration partner in Stephenson Harwood’s Singapore office. He advises on and acts as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions with a particular focus on energy, telecoms, joint venture, shareholder and other investment disputes in Southeast Asia.
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Timothy represents clients in international arbitrations under the major institutional rules of arbitration such as the SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, KLRCA and LCIA. His practice focuses on disputes arising out of foreign and intra-regional investments in Asia, particularly in matters concerning energy (oil & gas, power and renewables), infrastructure and projects, telecoms, construction and engineering, joint ventures, shareholders and other commercial disputes.

Timothy appears before arbitral tribunals and emergency arbitrators, in expedited arbitration proceedings, international mediations and in ‘Arb-Med-Arb’ proceedings such as those under the SIAC-SIMC Protocol. He also sits as arbitrator.

Timothy is described in Legal 500: Asia Pacific (2018) as a "good operator" and a "key player" for international arbitration in Singapore. He is also named as a leading international arbitration practitioner in "Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders" in 2017 and 2018, and as a leading international practitioner in "Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2017". Timothy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a director of its Singapore branch and the chair of its events committee. He also established the Singapore branch's sub-committee on witness conferencing in international arbitration.

Timothy writes and speaks regularly on current issues in arbitration. He is the author of the arbitration title “International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018).

  • Oil and gas disputes
  • International arbitration

SIAC technical assistance contract dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims for indemnities under a sale and purchase agreement for shares in a company holding a participating interest in a technical assistance contract.

SIAC joint operating agreement dispute

Represented party in dispute arising under joint operating agreement concerning production sharing arrangement between JOA partners.

UNCITRAL oil & gas farm-in dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims worth $24 million against joint venture partners for payment of expenses due under a farm in agreement.

More: Oil and gas disputes

SIAC joint venture dispute

Represented private equity house in claims worth $2.6 billion arising out of investment and shareholder agreements related to an investment in Southeast Asia.

UNCITRAL farm-in dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims worth $24 million against joint venture partners for payment of expenses due under a farm in agreement.

ICC share sale agreement

Represented Southeast Asian company in claims for fraud worth $600 million with respect to sale of majority shareholding of an Asian company.

SIAC shareholder dispute

Represented private equity house in claims worth $1.1 billion against shareholders for breaches of a shareholders agreement.

SIAC emergency arbitration

Successfully obtained prohibitory injunctions in emergency arbitration proceedings leading to settlement of all claims worth in excess of $600 million wholly in client’s favour.

SIAC-SIMC ‘Arb-med-arb’ proceedings

Represented Singapore investment company in arbitration-mediation-arbitration proceedings pursuant to the SIAC-SIMC Protocol in relation to disputes arising out of an investment agreement worth $65 million.

More: International arbitration

  • TMT
  • Funds and financial services
  • Energy and natural resources

SIAC telecommunications equipment dispute

Represented Southeast Asian network operator in claims worth $20 million arising out of telecoms equipment and services contracts and related claims of defamation.

ICC telecommunications shareholder dispute

Represented respondent in shareholder disputes arising out of mobile telephone network project in a Middle Eastern country.

SIAC telecommunications services dispute

Represented telecommunications services company in dispute with principal network service contractor for a leading network operator in Southeast Asia for breaches of services agreement.

More: TMT

SIAC joint venture dispute

Represented private equity house in claims worth $2.6 billion arising out of investment and shareholder agreements related to an investment in Southeast Asia.

SIAC shareholder dispute

Represented private equity house in claims worth $1.1 billion against shareholders for breaches of a shareholders agreement.

SIAC-SIMC ‘Arb-Med-Arb’ proceedings

Represented Singapore investment company in arbitration-mediation-arbitration proceedings pursuant to the SIAC-SIMC Protocol in relation to disputes arising out of an investment agreement worth $65 million.

More: Funds and financial services

UNCITRAL oil & gas farm-in dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims worth $24 million against joint venture partners for payment of expenses due under a farm in agreement.

ICC power plant dispute

Represented owner-operator of power plant in Asia against statutory authority in $80 million claim arising out of power purchase agreement.

SIAC technical assistance contract dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims for indemnities under a sale and purchase agreement for shares in a company holding a participating interest in a technical assistance contract.

ICC offshore wind turbine dispute

Represented vendor of subsea levelling tools for turbine foundation piling in claims against main contractor of offshore wind farm for breach of sale and purchase contract; case concerned allegations of kick-back payments and inter-related criminal investigations.

  • South Korea
  • India
  • China
  • Southeast Asia

South Korea – shipping dispute

Represented charterer against shipowners in LMAA arbitration proceedings arising out of charterparty purportedly concluded by shipbrokers on behalf of client.

South Korea – banking dispute

Represented international bank against another bank in ICC arbitration proceedings in claims for fees due under a business co-operation agreement for development of a proprietary trading platform.

South Korea – telecommunications dispute

Represented South Korean manufacturer of mobile telephone handsets in claims brought by distributor for provision of defective goods.

More: Seoul

India – shareholder dispute

Represented Southeast Asian company in claims for fraud worth $600 million with respect to sale of majority shareholding of an Asian company.

India – joint venture dispute

Represented international company in dispute arising from licensing and franchise agreements in the food and beverage industry.

India – franchise dispute

Represented international vehicle rental and leasing company in claims against a former franchisee in Asia for breaches of a Licence Agreement.

India – broadcasting rights (sports) dispute

Represented multi-national broadcaster in claim against international distributor of sports programming arising from broadcasting rights agreement concerning international cricket matches.

More: India

China – shipbuilding dispute

Represented shipowners in US$160 million fraud claims brought by charterer for breach of charterparty on grounds of delivery of nonconforming vessel.

China – food and beverage dispute

Represented food and beverage producer in claims against purchaser of a confectionary business in China.

China – power plant dispute

Represented investment companies in dispute against contractors concerning construction of a coal-fired power plant.

More: China

Indonesia – oil and gas dispute

Represented Southeast Asian energy company in claims worth $24 million against joint venture partners for payment of expenses due under a farm in agreement.

Cambodia – telecommunications dispute

Represented Southeast Asian network operator in claims worth $20 million arising out of telecoms equipment and services contracts and related claims of defamation.

Philippines – shareholder dispute

Represented private equity house in claims worth $2.6 billion arising out of investment and shareholder agreements related to an investment in Southeast Asia.

Singapore – investment dispute

Represented Singapore investment company in arbitration-mediation-arbitration proceedings pursuant to the SIAC-SIMC Protocol in relation to disputes arising out of an investment agreement worth $65 million.

More: Southeast Asia

Awards

Recommended Lawyer for International Arbitration / India: Foreign Firms

Recommended Lawyer for International Arbitration / India: Foreign Firms

Dispute Resolution Star for International Arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018

Dispute Resolution Star for International Arbitration by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2018

Singapore Business Review – Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 or under

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