Cameron Murphy’s practice focuses on international arbitration, as well as public international law.

He also has extensive experience representing clients in investigations.

Cameron represents investors and sovereigns in international arbitrations based on bilateral and multilateral investment treaties before various arbitral institutions, and he acts as counsel to both claimants and respondents in commercial arbitrations. Cameron also represents multinational corporations in regulatory and criminal investigations involving allegations of fraud, money laundering, environmental harm and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Cameron joined the firm’s New York office in 2003, relocated to the Paris office in 2007, became counsel in 2012 and now practices in the London office.

Notable Experience

  • The Republic of Iraq in an ICC arbitration against the Republic of Turkey based on inter-state agreements governing the use and operation of oil pipelines between Iraq and Turkey.

  • OJSC Tatneft, securing a favorable arbitral award in an arbitration against the Ukraine concerning an oil refinery.

  • A multinational pharmaceutical company in SEC and DOJ investigations into allegations of corruption.

  • The Arab Republic of Egypt in an ICSID arbitration under the U.S.-Egypt bilateral investment treaty relating to a California company’s investment in an Egyptian resort.

  • Major international financial institutions in investigations by the DOJ, the SEC and various state attorneys general into alleged fraud relating to the 2008 financial crisis.

  • The Russian Federation and OJSC Sudoimport, a formerly Russian-state owned company, securing a favorable arbitral award in an arbitration brought over breach of contract claims.

  • The Russian Federation in arbitrations brought under the Energy Charter Treaty by the former majority shareholders of Yukos and successful annulment of the arbitral awards in the Dutch courts.

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Selected Activities

Teaches a course on international litigation, arbitration and investigations in a joint master’s program between Columbia Law School, Sciences Po, La Sorbonne and City University of Hong Kong.