“Very smart, quick and strategic in the way she runs her cases”
'True team leader' Sylvia Noury specialises in investor-state arbitrations, with experience handling matters for clients in the telecommunications, energy and natural resources sectors. Commentators say she is 'very well respected' in the market.
Market commentators are full of praise for Sylvia Noury’s work in the field. They note: ‘She is a great lawyer and has a very solid understanding of the law.’
London-based Sylvia Noury oversees the firm’s Africa dispute resolution practice and maintains a significant reputation in the field of arbitration on the African continent. She represented Tullow Oil in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Uganda relating to the payment of capital gains tax.
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Sylvia Noury represented Vestey Group in an investment treaty claim against Venezuela relating to the nationalisation of its cattle farming business. Sources describe Sylvia as ‘very smart, quick and strategic in the way she runs her cases’.
Sources commend Sylvia Noury for the ‘very good tactical sense’ she brings to her handling of BIT cases for private entities and states. She demonstrates additional expertise in sanctions matters, especially in relation to private investment in embargoed states, and has a notable focus on Latin American disputes.
Featured in GAR as one of the 45 leading figures of the International Arbitration Bar under the age of 45 (GAR 45 under 45), 2011
Featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 lawyers ranking 2011
Ranked in Legal 500, Chambers (2013/15)
Ranked in Latin Lawyer 25 207
Kluwer, 2010 Commentary on the ICSID Convention (Concise International Arbitration )