Oliver is a senior associate in our London office.  He has advised clients in a range of industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications and manufacturing, in connection with disputes in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, under various institutional rules, including UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICC and LCIA.

His recent experience includes: (a) representing an international consortium of energy majors in ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris relating to operational and environmental claims arising out of the expiry of a PSC entered into with a Middle-Eastern State; (b) advising a State-owned oil company in connection with potential maritime boundary risks and investment treaty structuring options associated with proposed investments in the Caspian Sea and in Africa; and (c) representing a Middle Eastern telecoms operator in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Middle Eastern state in a dispute involving discriminatory measures taken by the state in breach of its Investment Law.

Oliver is an English-qualified solicitor, and a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil) in England and Wales.  He has taught public international law courses at Sciences Po in Paris and King’s College, University of London, and holds first class honours degrees in Philosophy from the University of Sydney and Law from Queen Mary, University of London, and a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice from BPP Law School.