TOBY LANDAU QC


Toby Landau Queen's Counsel

Arbitration & related court applications
Commercial dispute resolution
Company law
Conflict of laws & private international law
Energy & natural resources
Injunctions, interim relief
International commercial arbitration
Investment treaty disputes
International trade, transport and commodities
Offshore litigation
Public international law
Private international law
Regulatory law & investigations
Shipping & admiralty
Sport law

For enquiries, please contact Toby Landau QC’s clerk, David Grief, at:

David Grief
Email: dg@davidgrief.com

M:  Singapore  +65 9632 1241
DD: Singapore +65 6679 6092
M:  London +44 7770 452018
DD:  London  +44 207 147 7220

Professional Practice

Toby Landau QC is a barrister, advocate and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, the BVI and Northern Ireland, and is registered in the DIFC. He practises in London as a sole practitioner and in Singapore from Duxton Hill Chambers (Singapore Group Practice).

As Counsel, he has had a broad commercial and international practice in London since 1994 and in Singapore since 2017. He has argued hundreds of major international commercial, investor-State and inter-state arbitrations, as well as ground-breaking cases in the highest courts of England, Singapore, Hong Kong, Pakistan and the Caribbean including, by way of example, Dallah v Pakistan; Jivraj v Hashwani; Ust-Kamenogorsk v AES; IPCO v NNPC; Enka v Chubb and Halliburton v Chubb before the UK Supreme Court; Minister of Finance / 1MDB v IPIC and Janah v Benkharbouche before the English Court of Appeal; First Media v Astro in the Courts of Singapore and Hong Kong; and Hubco v Wapda in the Pakistan Supreme Court.

He is the first QC to have been permanently called to the Singapore Bar and since April 2012 he has been a member of the Panel of Advisors to the Attorney-General of Singapore.

As Arbitrator, he has extensive experience as Chairman, Co-Arbitrator and Sole Arbitrator in commercial and investor-State disputes under most of the world’s leading ad hoc and institutional rules.  He is a member of various panels, including ICSID.

In 2020 he was appointed as one of 25 persons to serve on the Arbitration Panel under the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community.

He is Visiting Professor at Kings College London; a Vice President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration; Member of the Governing Board of ICCA; Fellow of the CIArb and Chartered Arbitrator; UK delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (1994-2013); a draftsman of the English Arbitration Act 1996; the Pakistan Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2006; the Mauritius International Arbitration Act 2008, as well as many institutional rules.

He holds a first-class law degree and a first class BCL from Oxford University (Eldon Scholar), and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (Kennedy Scholar).

As Counsel

INTER-STATE / PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

Regularly advise on and argue inter-state / public international law disputes.

Representative matters include:

  • The Railway Land Arbitration (Malaysia/Singapore) 2014 (PCA)
  • Case B1: Iran v USA (largest inter-state case before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal)

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION 

Lead Counsel in over 400 international arbitrations in numerous countries worldwide, across a broad range of subject matter. 

INVESTOR-STATE TREATY ARBITRATION

Lead Counsel in a large number of BIT / investor-State arbitrations, of which a few are in the public domain, including: 

  • Vodafone v India (UNCITRAL Proceedings)
  • AI Jazeera Media Network v. Arab Republic of Egypt (lCSID Case No. ARB/16/1) 
  • Fouad Alghanim v Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/38 – annulment proceedings)
  • KLS Energy Lanka v Sri Lanka (ICSID Case No ARB/18/39)
  • Deutsche Bank AG v. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (ICSID Case No. ARB/09/2 – annulment proceedings)
  • White Industries v India (UNCITRAL Proceedings)
  • Hevron Block Twelve and Chevron Blocks Thirteen and Fourteen v. People's Republic  of  Bangladesh  (ICSID  Case  No.  ARB/06/10) 
  • Foresti v South Africa (ICSID Case ARB(AF)/07/1) 
  • Fondel  v  Azerbaijan  (ICSID  Case  ARB/07/1)
  • Turkcell v Iran (UNCITRAL Arbitration)
  • Türkiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı v. Republic of Kazakhstan (ICSID Case No. ARB/11/02)
  • KT Asia v Republic of Kazakhstan (ICSID Case No. ARB/09/8) (co-counsel).
  • MNSS B.V. and Recupero Credito Acciaio N.V. v. Montenegro (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/12/8) 
  • Global Telecom Holding S.A.E (Formerly Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E) v. Algeria (UNCITRAL Proceedings)
  • Hydro S.r.l & ors v The Republic of Albania  (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/28)
  • Raymond Charles Eyre & Montrose v Sri Lanka (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/25)

REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED CASES BEFORE THE ENGLISH COURTS

UK Supreme Court:

  • Enka Insaat Ve Sanayi v Chubb [2020] UKSC 38
  • Halliburton v Chubb Bermuda [2020] UKSC 48
  • IPCO v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [2017] UKSC 16  
  • Ust-Kamenogorsk v AES Ust-Kamenogorsk [2013] 1 WLR 1889
  • Jivraj v Hashwani [2011] 1 WLR 1872
  • Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Holding Co v The Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of Pakistan [2010] 3 WLR 1472; [2011] 1 All ER 485; [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 691.

Court of Appeal:

  • Minister of Finance & 1MDB v IPIC & AABAR [2019] EWCA Civ 2080
  • Benkharbouche & Janah v Embassy of Republic of Sudan; Libya [2015] EWCA Civ 33
  • Syska v Vivendi Universal SA [2009] EWCA Civ 677  [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep 636; [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep Plus 88; (2008) 2 CLC 459
  • Republic of Ecuador v. Occidental Exploration and Production Co  (No 1)  [2006] 1 Q.B. 432; [2006] 2 WLR 70; [2006] 2 All ER 225; [2005] 2 Lloyds Law Re 707
  • Weissfisch v Julius [2006] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 716; [2006] 2 All ER (Comm) 504 
  • LG Caltex Gas Co Ltd v. China National Petroleum Corp [2001] 1 WLR 1892; [2001] 4 All ER 875; [2001] 2 All ER (Comm) 97 
  • AT&T Corporation and Another v. Saudi Cable Co [2000] 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep 127;  [2000] 2 All ER (Comm) 625 
  • Wealands v. CLC Contractors Ltd, Key Scaffolding Ltd [1999] 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep 739; [1999] BLR 401

High Court

  • C v D1 D2 D3 [2015] EWHC 2126
  • Statoil v Sonatrach [2014] EWHC 875 
  • Chantiers d’Atlantique v Gaztransport & Technigaz [2011] EWHC 3383(Comm) 
  • Czech Republic v European Media Ventures SA [2008] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 186; [2008] 1 All ER (Comm) 531; (2007) 2 CLC 908
  • Orascom Telecom Holding SAE v Republic of Chad [2008] 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep 396; (2008) 2 CLC 296
  • Elektrim SA v Vivendi Universal SA (No 2) [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 8; (2007) 1 CLC 227
  • Elektrim SA v Vivendi Universal SA [2007] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 693; [2007] 2 All ER (Comm) 365; (2007) 1 CLC 16
  • Republic of Ecuador v Occidental Exploration and Production Co (No 2) [2007] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 352; (2007) 2 CLC 16 
  • A v B [2007] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 237; [2007] 1 All ER (Comm) 591; (2007) 2 CLC 157
  • Margulead Ltd. v. Exide Technologies [2005] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 324; [2004] 2 All ER (Comm) 727
  • Agrokor A.G. v. Tradigrain S.A [2000] 1 Lloyd’s Rep 497 
  • Total Liban s.a.l. v. Vitol Energy S.A. [1999] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 700
  • San Carlos Milling Ltd Inc v Mainsail Navigation Corp (The 'MAS Venture') [2000] All ER (D) 2544
  • Esso Petroleum Co Ltd v Texaco Ltd and others [1999] All ER (D) 1122
  • China Agribusiness Development Corporation v. Balli Trading [1998] 2 Lloyd’s Law Rep 76 (1997) CLC 1437
  • Egmatra A.G. v. Marco Trading Corporation [1999] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 862
  • Villa Denizcilik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS v. Longen S.A. (The "Villa") [1998] 1 Lloyd’s Law Rep 195

REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED CASES BEFORE THE SINGAPORE COURTS

  • PT First Media (& Ors) v. Astro Nusantara Int’l BV (& Ors) [2013] SGCA 57 / [2014] 1 SLR 372
  • Crest Capital Asia Pte Ltd v OUE Lippo Healthcare Ltd [2021] SGCA 25
  • Oro Negro Drilling Pte v Integradora de Servicios [2019] SGCA 74
  • ARW v Comptroller of Income Tax [2019] 1 SLR 499
  • The Wellness Group Pte v Paris Investment [2018] 2 SLR 973
  • Hilton International Manage (Maldives) v Sun Travels & Tours [2018] SGHC 56 & [2019] 1 SLR 732
  • Sun Travels & Tours v Hilton [2019] SGHC 291
  • Civelli, Carlo Giuseppe v Mulacek, Philippe Emanuel [2019] SGHC 182
  • Lakshmi Anil Salgaocar v Jhaveri Darsan [2019] 2 SLR 372

REPRESENTATIVE REPORTED CASES BEFORE THE HONG KONG COURTS

  • Astro Nusantara International BV and others v PT First Media TBK [2018] HKCFA 12; FACV 14/2017
  • Astro Nusantara International BV and others v Pt Ayunda Prima Mitra and others, CACV 272/2015  (HKCA)
  • Astro Nusantara International B.V. v PT First Media TBK HCCT 45/2010 (HKCFI)

As Arbitrator

INVESTOR-STATE TREATY ARBITRATION

Representative appointments include:

Under ICSID Rules:

  • Human Rights Defenders Inc v Swiss Confederation
  • Alpiq AG v Romania (President of ad hoc Annulment Committee)
  • SGS v Pakistan
  • Impregilo v Pakistan
  • Biwater v Tanzania
  • GEA v Ukraine
  • Gustav Hamester v Ghana
  • Cambodia Power v Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Hussain Sajwani, Damac & ors v Egypt
  • Tenaris S.A. v Venezuela
  • Dan Cake v Hungary
  • Vladislav Kim v Uzbekistan
  • Van Riet v Croatia
  • Slovak Gas Holding and others v. Slovak Republic
  • Veolia Environnement S.A. v Lithuania
  • Kunsttrans Holding GmbH v of Serbia
  • Attila Doğan v Sultanate of Oman
  • Staur Eiendom AS v Republic of Latvia
  • Shokat Dalal v UAE

Under UNCITRAL Rules:

  • Einarsson & GSI v Canada (NAFTA)
  • Apotex v USA (NAFTA)
  •  Mesa Power Group v Canada (NAFTA)
  • Bacilio Amorrortu v The Republic of Peru (US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement);
  • The Renco Group Inc v The Republic of Peru (US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement);
  • Voltaic Network GmbH v. The Czech Republic
  • I.C.W. Europe Investments Limited v. The Czech Republic
  • Photovoltaik Knopf Betriebs-GmbH v. The Czech Republic
  • WA Investments-Europa Nova Limited v. The Czech Republic

Under Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Rules:

  • Renta 4 / Rovime Investments v Russian Federation.

Under ICC Rules:

  • Guris v Libya

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION 

Appointments in numerous Institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitration cases, including ICC; LCIA; Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Netherlands Arbitration Institute; International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; ARIAS; CCIG (Swiss Rules); CRCICA; UNCITRAL.

General

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Member of the Panel of Advisors to the Attorney-General of Singapore since April 2012
  • Member of the ICCA Governing Board
  • Member of the Court of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Chair of the SIAC Users Council National Committee for UK, and member of the SIAC Users Council Executive Committee
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb); Chartered Arbitrator (CArb) (by special election)
  • Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators (appointed by Albania)
  • Visiting Professor, Kings College London
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Mauritius International Arbitration Centre
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)
  • Advisor to the Board of the BVI Arbitration Centre
  • Member of Editorial Board of:

    • Journal of International Arbitration
    • Journal of Arab Arbitration
    • Global Arbitration Review
    • Singapore Arbitration Journal

POLICY ADVICE AND LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

  •  Member of specialised sub-committee on Investor-State arbitration, responsible for the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules
  • Member of specialised sub-committee on Investor-State arbitration, responsible for revising the SIAC Arbitration Rules
  • Retained by the International Trade Centre (Geneva) as International Consultant to the Pakistan Ministry of Commerce to draft the Pakistan Trade Dispute Resolution Bill 2017
  • Retained by the UK Government to advise on and assist in drafting the English Arbitration Act 1996, in conjunction with Lord Saville.  Very closely involved in all policy aspects and all drafting of the Act, as well as the associated Rules of Court (1994-1997)
  • Retained by the Hong Kong Government to draft the Land Premium Arbitration Pilot Scheme
  • Advised on and co-drafted the Pakistan Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Ordinance, 2005 (implementing the New York Convention 1958 into Pakistan law)
  • Advised on the drafting of the Pakistan Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Ordinance, 2006 (implementing the Washington Convention 1965 into Pakistan law)
  • Advised on and co-drafted the new Mauritius International Arbitration Act 2008
  • 2007-2008: Retained by Government of Bahrain to advise on and draft a new international arbitration regime, involving the compulsory transfer of commercial cases from the Bahrain Courts
  • Member of the IBA Arbitration Sub-Committee, responsible for drafting the 2009 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration
  • Member of the IBA Arbitration Sub-Committee, responsible for updating the 2004 Rules on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration
  • Member of the Group of Experts for the Preparation of Model Clauses for Use by Parties of the UNIDROIT Principles (2012)
  • United Kingdom Delegate at UNCITRAL (2000 to 2013).  Closely involved in the negotiation and drafting of:

    • the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency and the Mauritius Convention on Transparency in investor-State arbitration
    • the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules 2010;
    • the 2006 amendments to the UNCITRAL Model Law (Articles 2; 7 [writing requirement] and 17 [interim measures]);
    • the “Recommendation regarding the interpretation of article II, paragraph 2, and article VII, paragraph 1, of the New York Convention” (adopted by UNCITRAL on 7 July 2006 at its thirty-ninth session);
  • Draftsman of the ACAS Employment Arbitration Scheme (instructed by the UK Department of Trade & Industry (2000-1)
  • Advised on the drafting of the arbitration provisions of the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 (instructed by Law Commission and Lord Chancellor’s Department)

PAST APPOINTMENTS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2014-2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2000-2015)
  • Member of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) (2011-2017)
  • Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2004 – 2009); Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees (2006-2008)
  • Appointed by Lord Chancellor to UK Government Standing Committee on Private International Law (1997 to 2008)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Swedish Arbitration Association
  • Adjunct Professor at the Singapore Management University (SMU) (2015)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Pakistan College of Law, Lahore
  • Annual visiting lecturer on arbitration law: Asser Institute, The Hague (1995 -2004)
  • Visiting Lecturer (Arbitration Law) – Research Society of International Law, Pakistan (2006-7)
  • Visiting lecturer on arbitration law at the International Development Law Organisation (Rome, 2003 and 2004)
  • Lecturer (as a UN consultant) on arbitration training course for Yemen judges and government officials, Sana’a, 2004
  • Speaker (at invitation of the Chief Justice of Pakistan) at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Islamabad, in August 2006, on the occasion of its 50th year celebration
  • Ministry of Justice, Thailand (Arbitration Office): Legal Consultant (Harvard University Lewis Fellow) (1994)
  • Director of Studies and Lecturer: arbitration course at Thai Ministry of Justice (1993)
  • Visiting Lecturer: Chulalongkorn University (LL.M. Class) and Judge’s Institute (1993)
  • World Bank/UNDP/Harvard Project: Editor and Co-Author of an Arbitration Manual for Government of Lao PDR (1992-93)
  • University of London: Law Tutor in contract and tort (1991-92)
  • Court of Appeal (Civil Appeals Office), London: Office Lawyer (1991)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  •  Called to the Bar of England & Wales: 1993.    Appointed Queen’s Counsel: 2008
  • Called to the Bar of Singapore: 2017 (the first QC to be permanently called)
  • Admitted as an Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law by the State of New York: 1994
  • Called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands: 2011
  • Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland: 2000
  • Admitted to practise in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

EDUCATION

Oxford University – Merton College (1987-1991):

(1)   BA (Law),  First Class Honours: 1990    (MA: 1994)

(2)   BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law – a Masters degree),  First Class Honours: 1991

  • Eldon Law Scholarship (University prize awarded to the most promising student intending to qualify at the Bar);
  • Slaughter & May University Prize (for the best performance in Contract in Final Examinations);
  • College Exhibition;
  • Fowler Prize.

Inns of Court School of Law, Grays Inn, London (1991-2):

BVC – Bar Vocational Course (1992)

  • Middle Temple Queen Mother’s Fund major Bar Scholarship
  • Middle Temple Harmsworth Bar Entrance Exhibition

Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts, USA (1992-3):

LL.M. (1993)     Kennedy Scholar & Harvard University Lewis Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS

  • Arbitral Groundhog Day: The Reopening and Re-Arguing of Arbitral Determinations” Singapore Arbitration Journal, 2020, vol 2
  • Dysfunctional Deliberations and Effective Advocacy” (paper presented at the ICCA Congress in Mauritius, May 2016, (ICCA Congress series, No 19 – Kluwer)
  • A Case for Transparency in Investment Arbitration: Aguas del Tunari v. Bolivia, ICSID Case No. ARB/02/3” (with Romesh Weeramantry), Chapt.48 in Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID (ICSID / Kluwer, 2016)
  • The Relationship Between International Arbitration and the Regulators: A Pause for Thought” (paper presented at the ICCA Congress in Singapore, June 2012, (ICCA Congress series, No 17 – Kluwer)
  • Saving Investment Arbitration From Itself” The 2011 Freshfields Lecture.  Award for “Best Speech of the Year 2011”, Global Arbitration Review
  • Advocacy in International Arbitration” (Luncheon Address) World Arbitration and Mediation Report 2011 Vol. 5, No. 4 (Juris)
  • Tainted Memories: Exposing the Fallacy of Witness Testimony”  The 2010 Kaplan Lecture (delivered in Hong Kong, Nov 2010) – short-listed for Award for “Best Speech of the Year 2010”, Global Arbitration Review
  • Opening Statements” Chapter 14 in The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration (2nd Ed, Juris, 2010 – with Doak Bishop)
  • Reasons for Reasons: the Duty of Arbitrators in Investor-State Arbitration” (paper presented at the ICCA Congress in Dublin, June 2008, to be published by Kluwer in the ICCA Congress series, No.14 (2009))
  • “Arbitral Lifelines”: The Protection of Jurisdiction by Arbitrators (paper presented at the ICCA Congress in Montreal, June 2006, published by Kluwer in the ICCA Congress series, No.12 (2007))
  • Article II and the Requirement of Form, Chapter II.9 in Gaillard & Di Pietro (eds) “Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements and International Arbitral Awards – The New York Convention 1958 in Practice”, Cameron May, 2007 (with S. Moollan)
  • The Written Form Requirement for Arbitration Agreements: When “Written” Means “Oral” (paper presented at the ICCA Congress in London, May 2002, published by Kluwer in the ICCA Congress series, No.11 (2003))
  • The Regularization of International Commercial Arbitration: Comparative Trends and Tensions (Chapter 17 of: Dreams and Dilemmas: Economic Friction and Dispute Resolution in the Asia-Pacific: ISEAS, Singapore, 2000)
  • The English Arbitration Act 1996: An Approach to Harmonisation.  Revision des EUGVÜ, Neues Schiedsverfahrensrecht, 1999 (Band II)
  • UK government Consultation Report on the draft English Arbitration Bill (1994)
  • Hunter & Landau The English Arbitration Act 1996: Text and Notes (Kluwer, 1998)
  • Commentary on WIPO Arbitration Rules American Review of International Arbitration (Vol V – 1994), and published as a separate volume by Juris Publishing (2000)
  • The Effect of the New English Arbitration Act on Institutional Arbitration 13 J.Int.Arb.4 (1996) (cited by Mr Justice Lightman in Nigel Peter Albon v Naza Motor Trading [2007] EWHC 665 – ChD)
  • Introduction to the English Arbitration Act 1996: 35 I.L.M. 155 (1996)

PUBLIC LECTURES

  • Inaugural SIArb Annual Lecture 2019
  • Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Lecturer, Harvard Law School, 2017
  • The Berthold-Goldman Lecture, Paris 2015
  • The King’s College / Columbia Praelium, 2015
  • The MIDS Opening Lecture, Geneva 2014
  • The Freshfields Lecture, London 2011
  • The Kaplan Lecture, Hong Kong 2010
  • The Clayton-Utz Lecture, Sydney 2009
  • Frequent ad hoc lectures worldwide on international arbitration and many aspects of commercial law

What Others Say

DIRECTORY TESTIMONIALS

WWL Arbitration 2022: Global Elite Thought Leader
“Toby Landau QC is relied upon by clients for his skill with arbitration proceedings and is described as “a sharp and decisive advocate who has the ears of the court.””

Highlighted as a Star Individual in Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners 2022, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar - Singapore
Toby Landau QC of Duxton Hill Chambers is considered by market sources as "one of the best barristers.” He enjoys a stellar reputation for his skills in high-value international commercial arbitrations.”

Chambers and Partners 2022, International Arbitration - The Bar - Asia-Pacific Region
“Widely viewed as "a superstar in arbitration," …….. further characterised as "a brilliant, really well-respected advocate who is practising at the highest level," interviewees emphasising particularly strongly his established position as a "go-to person" for investor-state mandates. He commands particular respect in Singapore, where his enjoyment of the rare privilege of rights of audience in the courts allows him to add a valuable arbitration-related litigation capability to his arbitration counsel work.”

Chambers and Partners 2022, International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders
Toby Landau QC of Duxton Hill Chambers has vast experience chairing and acting as co-counsel or sole practitioner on both high-level investment treaty cases and complex commercial disputes. His impressive global capabilities see him regularly appointed for proceedings under major arbitral bodies in European and US jurisdictions as well as Singapore.”

Chambers and Partners 2022, International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders
“Widely acclaimed for his expertise in acting as counsel and arbitrator in national and international courts and tribunals. He is frequently called on for high-value and complex cases involving commercial entities and sovereign states.”

“Strengths: "An excellent barrister who understands exactly what the court wants and a pleasure to work with." "Simply stellar."

Chambers and Partners 2022, Public International Law: The English Bar - Global Market Leaders
“Regarded as an outstanding advocate in all matters regarding investor-state arbitrations and state-on-state disputes. He regularly appears before international tribunals and has a strong client base made up predominantly, but not exclusively, of governments.”

“Strengths: "Absolutely brilliant – in a league on his own, yet still down to earth and modest in demeanour."

Chambers and Partners 2022, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The English Bar - Singapore
"One of the best barristers.”

"He enjoys a stellar reputation for his skills in high-value international commercial arbitrations.”

Legal 500 2o22, International Arbitration: Arbitrators
“He has a very sophisticated and informed approach to international matters - his background and experience are separate to none.”

Legal 500 2022, International Arbitration: Counsel
“Toby is a no-nonsense barrister who cuts to the chase. He is able to master the facts and grasp the critical issues very quickly and comes up with the right answers or options. He also has a great sense of humour and is very personable and easy to work with, despite his formidable reputation.”

Legal 500 2022, Public International Law
“Toby demonstrates an excellent understanding of public international law. He simplifies the issues and presents them in a persuasive manner to the tribunal. He has a good ear to the key issues and how best to navigate to a positive result.”

Chambers and Partners 2020, International Arbitration: Arbitrators
“An exceptional arbitrator who is phenomenally bright.”

Chambers and Partners 2020, International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance
“He has an amazing ability to read tribunals.”
“Extremely deep knowledge and understanding.”

Chambers and Partners 2020, Public International Law 
“An outstanding advocate”. 
“Extremely knowledgeable, incisive and responsive.”
“He is an outstanding advocate.”

Legal 500 2020, International Arbitration: Arbitrators
“A leading light in arbitration, working at an elevated level.”

Legal 500 2020, Public International Law
“Undoubtedly one of the best.”

Legal 500 2020, International Arbitration: Counsel
“A giant in this field.”

Chambers and Partners 2019, International Arbitration
“Exceptional. Very user-friendly.”
“An acknowledged leader in the field, blessed not only with a good brain but also with a good sense of humour.”

Chambers and Partners 2019, Public International Law
“He’s exceptional in every regard.”

Legal 500 2019, International Arbitration: Arbitrators
“One of the market’s most popular arbitrators.”

Legal 500 2019, International Arbitration: Counsel
“An astounding advocate, wonderful judgement, and has the ear of the court and tribunals.”

Legal 500 2019, Public International Law
“Formidable – a wonderful advocate.”

Legal 500 2018, International Arbitration: Arbitrators
“A star arbitrator and counsel.”

Legal 500 2018, International Arbitration: Counsel
“The best arbitration barrister on the planet.”

Legal 500 2018, Public International Law
“Brings invaluable insight and an ability to focus on the key issues.”

Chambers and Partners 2016, International Arbitration
“Landau is clearly an exceptionally gifted individual with a huge and in-depth international arbitration practice. He is an exceptional advocate, who is phenomenally bright and delightful to work with.”

Chambers and Partners 2016, Public International Law
“He is exceptional and has an incredible practice. He is very fine advocate and has a strong command of the details in a case.”

Toby Landau QC practises in Singapore from the sole proprietorship Toby Landau (UEN NO. 53378774B), and London as a Sole Practitioner (regulated by the Bar Standards Board).