Robert S. Pé
Chinachem Hollywood Centre
Suite 801, 1 Hollywood Road, Central
Lamb Building, 3rd Floor South
Temple, London EC4Y 7AS
Salaried partner of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker (2003 – 2007); Equity partner of Orrick, Herrinton & Sytfliffe (2007 – 2015); Equity partner of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (2015 – 2017).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; ICC International Court of Arbitration (Myanmar).
CIETAC, HKIAC, KLRCA, LCIA, SHIAC, SIAC.
Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to two consolidated arbitrations brought by a private equity investor against a Chinese mining company for allegedly failing to honour the terms of a convertible bond. The claim amount was US$220 million; Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to a claim by a private equity fund for a share of dividends and other distributions allegedly paid out by a Chinese company in which the private equity fund was a shareholder; Presiding arbitrator in relation to a claim by a European fashion company against a Chinese company for alleged breaches of a distribution agreement. The Respondent challenged the jurisdiction of the Tribunal; Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to a US$18 million claim by a private equity investor against the founder of an education business in China or breach of a shareholders’ agreement; Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to two consolidated arbitrations between a Chinese real estate group on the one hand and a BVI company and an individual guarantor on the other hand relating to whether or not a US$35 million loan in respect of a luxury hotel business remained outstanding or had been converted into equity; Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to a claim by a Chinese buyer against a Singapore seller for alleged failure to provide an authentic Certificate of Origin pursuant to a contract for the sale and export of oil products; Party-appointed arbitrator in relation to a HK$170 million claim brought by a Chinese state-owned asset management company against a Hong Kong-listed company and an individual guarantor, relating to their alleged failure to honour a put option in respect of some share in another Hong Kong-listed company.
Myanmar Arbitration: Progress Made and the Way Ahead (Asian Dispute Review, January 2017); The Lawyer and the Lady (The Asian Lawyer, April 2014); Investment Arbitration: China, Hong Kong and Treaty Shopping (Asian Dispute Review, April 2012); Sovereign Immunity in Hong Kong: The Absolute Doctrine Versus the Restrictive Doctrine (Dispute Resolution International, May 2010); Chinese Arbitration: A Selection of Pitfalls (Association for International Arbitration, textbook, March 2009).