Max Rockall is a senior associate in our International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, based in our London office.

    Max advises on a range of disputes, including international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, public international law and commercial litigation.

    Recent experience includes handling various high-value commercial arbitrations under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC and ICSID arbitral rules.

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    Oil and Gas

    • Acting for a leading Asian energy company in an English law multimillion-dollar commercial dispute in relation to a long-term gas supply contract.
    • Acting for various European energy buyers in numerous multimillion-dollar ordinary/periodic and hardship price reviews under various gas supply agreements.
    • Advising a South American oil company on the merits of injunctive relief in the English courts in support of a foreign arbitration.
    • Acting for a leading European energy buyer in a multimillion-dollar “baseball” arbitration under a long-term gas supply agreement.
    • Acting for an energy company in the Middle East in a multimillion-dollar oil pipeline dispute.

    Corporate and Commercial

    • Assisting counsel in a leading English High Court decision on challenges to arbitrators under the IBA Rules on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: Sierra Fishing v. Farran [2015] EWHC 140 (Comm), [2015] 1 All ER (Comm).
    • Assisting with an arbitration in London under the LCIA Rules regarding an alleged breach of an investment services deed.
    • Acting for a European telecommunications company in an action involving breaches of various shareholder warranties under a sale and purchase agreement. The dispute was the subject of an arbitration under the ICC Rules.
    • Assisting on a multimillion-dollar shareholder dispute for a leading media and advertising agency over the breach and enforceability of restrictive covenants in a share purchase agreement.
    • Acting for a leading banking institution obtaining a freezing injunction order.
    • Acting for a discounter in the recovery of more than £1 million following the collapse of a window manufacturer.
    • Advising various clients on general commercial disputes and breach of contract claims.

    Insurance

    • Acting for a leading European insurance company in three parallel LCIA arbitrations seated in London.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2010
    • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2009
    • University of Leeds, B.A., Politics, 2008

    Memberships and Affiliations

    Member of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and the ICDR Young & International.

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    • “New IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: An Overview of the Main Changes”, International Arbitration Bulletin, December 2014.
    • “Public Eye: New Transparency Rules unveiled for Investor-State Arbitrations”, Lexology and International Arbitration Newsletter, November 2013.
    • “A Frustrating Decision: English Court of Appeal refuses to intervene in arbitration award”, International Arbitration Newsletter, July 2013.
    • “Tasting your own medicine? Case C-457/10 P AstraZeneca AB and AstraZeneca plc v European Commission”, Law Lore & Practice, May 2013.

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