Surridge & Beecheno has conducted numerous arbitration proceedings before arbitrators who are retired judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan or High Courts, numerous proceedings to make an arbitral award rule of the court as well as enforcement/execution proceedings on behalf of its clients, some of which include:

  1. Deutsche Bank AG.
  2. Turkish Airlines Inc.
  3. A subsidiary of Al-Ghurair Group, UAE; Highstart Compania Naviera S.A. Pak Arab Container Terminal & Services (Pvt) Ltd., in a matter involving Port Qasim Authority. and
  4.  Indemnis Marine (Pvt.) Ltd.

The firm has also conducted proceedings to have foreign arbitral awards made rule of the court in Pakistan under the Arbitration (Protocol and Convention) Act, 1937, the Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Ordinance, 2005, and the Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Act, 2011.

Our team successfully defended claim of Pak Turk Enterprises, General Sales Agent of Turkish Airlines in Pakistan, in arbitration proceedings, where the learned sole arbitrator, a retired judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, dismissed the claim of PKR 3,997,873,245.00 on account of GSA commission, overriding commission and damages.

Our team has successfully enforced foreign arbitral awards in Pakistan for plethora of clients, namely, for Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines against Hassan Ali & Co. Cotton (Pvt.) where the former Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed upheld the award issued by the Arbitrator in England of USD 177,928.46 in the clients’ favour. We conducted proceedings on behalf of Flame Maritime Limited against Hassan Ali Rice Export where an award of USD 55,988.77 made by arbitrator in England was enforced by the courts in Pakistan.

In 2018 we defended Aeroflot Russian International Airlines against Gerry’s International (Pvt.) Ltd, in a long-standing matter related to a General Sales Agreement between the parties, several arbitration proceedings were held and ultimately the Chief Justice of The Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Mian Saqib Nisar upheld the arbitration award of PKR 35,356,171.60 with costs of PKR 500,000.00 in the client’s favour vide order dated 01.01.2018.

Our firm also settled a matter involving a claim of GBP 2,562,500for Wijsmuller Salvage B.V against owners and other people interested in MV Eminin a matter involving a grounded vessel near Karachi Port.