Related Experience

Tim has the following experience in the disputes world:

  • Counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, in transnational litigation in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, and in boundary disputes in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

  • Retained by governments, investors, operators and consortia as an expert in ICSID, ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations.

  • Led the original development and publication of model arbitration clauses and agreements for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators that are used by petroleum lawyers & negotiators worldwide. Co-chaired the drafting committee that updated this model dispute resolution agreement in 2017. You can downloaded this model agreement, along with its Guidance Notes, under the Knowledge/Dispute Resolution section of this website.

  • Advised the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for the Province of Alberta on Canada’s ratification of the International Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID or Washington Convention).

  • Advised Head of Yemeni Senate and Yemeni Ambassador to Canada on ratification of the New York Convention and the Washington Convention by the Republic of Yemen.

  • Advised the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority on the revision of its domestic laws and policies dealing with international trade and investment.

  • Advised on and drafted the dispute resolution and governing law provisions in the oil service and infrastructure agreements for the world’s largest NOC.

  • Advised on the enforceability of liquidated damages, consequential damages and loss of profit under Saudi law. Co-authored the leading article on the Saudi arbitration law and the impact of Shari’ah on international arbitrations.

  • Provided opinions on dispute resolution and governing law clauses for confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements used in the GCC region.

  • Advised the Independent Petroleum Association of America and its members on managing international disputes, along with writing & publishing its primer on international dispute resolution.

  • Organizer and Conference Chair for the leading annual conference on Dispute Resolution in the International Oil & Gas Business,
    co-organized by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the following international arbitration institutions:

  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) – Dubai, UAE (2006)
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration – Paris, France (2007)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2008)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) – Singapore (2009)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Houston, Texas, USA (2010)
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration – Paris, France (2011)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) – New Delhi, India (2012)
  • Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution (BCDR) – Manama, Bahrain (2013)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2014)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) – London, UK (2015)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Houston, Texas, USA (2016)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Mexico City, Mexico (2017)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) – London, UK (2018)
  • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) – Houston, Texas, USA (2019)