Niran de Silva is regularly instructed as Counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, in particular in in the telecommunications and aviation sectors. Recent arbitrations include appearing in a multi-million domestic arbitration brought by a telecommunications provider for the costs of monitoring and repairing its network and advising an aviation maintenance provider on an international arbitration against an emanation of a state.
He is also experienced in court litigation supporting the arbitration process, including interim applications and anti-suit injunctions
In addition, he has recently acted as Tribunal Secretary in a multi-million pound ICC arbitration relating to the supply of allegedly defective equipment to a power plant and also an investment arbitration under the ICSID Convention.
He lectures to clients on International Arbitration and is available to provide a popular and highly-regarded seminar (with Alex Robson) titled “Introduction to International Arbitration” which is geared toward litigators who wish to develop their expertise in arbitration and which deals with drafting clauses, the arbitration process (administered and non-administered), court supervision, enforcement of awards and ‘hot topics’ in arbitration.