Darren's case load is a mixture of litigation and arbitration, particularly within the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He also has the expertise to act in ad hoc or other institutional international arbitrations, pursuant to a variety of rules such as ICC, UNCITRAL and SCC.
Darren has significant experience of alternative dispute resolution. He has been involved in numerous mediations and accepts instructions to act as an expert witness in expert determinations and early neutral evaluations. He has acted as an expert for the Russian Courts on matters of English law and he also receives instructions from large accountancy practices and in-house lawyers to provide expert opinions.
Over the past few years, he has been involved in cases governed by a variety of laws, including Russia, BVI, Cyprus, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Jersey, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands, India, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, New York, Bermuda, Cameroon and Ethiopia.
Due to the nature and value of his work, his cases are often high-profile and have featured in many publications including The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Kommersant, The Moscow Times, New York Times, Bloomberg, Sky News, Dow Jones, Business Week, Forbes, Hollywood Reporter, Crain's New York Business, Reuters, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and the BBC.
Darren's cases also often involve household names such as BP plc, 20th Century Fox, the London Stock Exchange, Facebook, Sony Computer Entertainment, Merrill Lynch and FIFA, and he is well-versed in reputation protection and brand management.
Darren is an accomplished orator and has spoken on International Arbitration at the British Embassy in Moscow, in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). He also hosted and spoke at the first ever Russo-British Young Lawyers Exchange Programme.
Darren also contributed to the arbitration section of Shareholders' Agreements by Muth and Fitzgerald, co-wrote the English Law chapter of 'Kommentar zur CMR' by Karl-Heinz Thume (a leading textbook on international transport law) and also contributes to the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group e-newsletter.
Significant recent cases include: