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Arbitrator of Complex Dispute

Dispute within financial services partnership

The BTG Commercial Arbitration Forum provided an alternative dispute resolution procedure for a prominent niche financial services partnership. In this case, we were appointed sole arbitrator in a rules-based arbitration reference to resolve a complex dispute between the partners.

There were a wide range of matters in dispute including legal principles, and issues involving performance pay arrangements, evolutionary multiple variations of remuneration terms over many years, profit share accounting, tax provisioning, payment of remuneration and tax. Directions issued in consultation with the parties, and numerous applications dealt with including in respect of arising disclosure issues (Redfern Schedule). Extensive submissions including arguments, witness and documentary evidence. Parties represented by Queens Counsel and leading international and domestic law firms. Exercised tribunal powers to ascertain the facts. 

Full hearing involving legal submissions, oral factual and expert testimony over a few days. Issued award resolving the dispute between the parties including costs.

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