ZacharySharpe (Zac)

Partner

Singapore + 65.6233.5506

Zac Sharpe focuses on international disputes resolution with an emphasis on international arbitration and cross-border disputes arising out of major capital projects and investments. He has advised across a range of industries, including oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, engineering and construction, shipping, manufacturing, and trade.

Zac's experience includes arbitration proceedings in major arbitration centers around the globe (London, Geneva, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Seoul) and under various arbitration rules and procedures, including ICC, LCIA, ICSID, LMAA, SIAC, HKIAC, and ad hoc proceedings in a number of jurisdictions. He has significant experience in disputes arising out of oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, shipbuilding, and offshore construction projects across Asia, Europe, Australia, and in the Middle East. Zac also advises clients on investor-state claims arising under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Zac was a senior corporate counsel at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, where he managed claims and disputes arising out of the engineering, procurement, and construction of vessels, offshore rigs, and platforms. His experience covers a range of shipbuilding and offshore projects, including major floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) and floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects, floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs), drilling rigs and platforms, and a variety of commercial vessels (container ships, tankers, LNG carriers, and specialized offshore service vessels).

Zac is regularly invited to speak at international arbitration and construction conferences. He is a member of several arbitration associations, including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Council for International Arbitration at the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.

Experience

  • Major U.S. technology company disputes consulting and technology agreements in Mainland ChinaJones Day is representing a major U.S. technology company in a Shanghai-seated arbitration arising out of a series of consulting and technology agreements in Mainland China.
  • Australian engineering and construction company defends dispute relating to mining project in VietnamJones Day represented an Australian engineering and construction company against a subsidiary of a major Vietnamese company in a SIAC-seated arbitration concerning design and procurement services for a large mining project.
  • Australian engineering and construction company resolves ongoing dispute relating to a major construction projectJones Day advised an Australian subsidiary of a major U.S. engineering and construction company in multiple proceedings challenging an arbitral award and assisted the company in achieving a settlement.
  • PTTEP subsidiary acquires Murphy Oil Corporation’s business in Malaysia for $2.127 billionJones Day represented PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited ("PTTEP"), a publicly listed petroleum exploration and production company based in Thailand, in connection with its subsidiary, PTTEP HK Offshore Limited’s acquisition of Murphy Sabah Oil Co., Ltd. and Murphy Sarawak Oil Co., Ltd. ("Murphy Sabah and Murphy Sarawak"), from a subsidiary of NYSE listed Murphy Oil Corporation.
  • HHI resolves claims relating to gas pipeline dispute in QatarJones Day lead the defense team on behalf of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. ("HHI") in an ICC arbitration brought by Barzan Gas Company for damages in excess of US$8 billion arising from the construction of a subsea sour gas pipeline in the Barzan field in Qatar.
  • Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) procures Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership projectJones Day represented the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Indonesia) (MCIT), as international counsel, in connection with its procurement of a Government Multifunction Satellite Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project.
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge completes partnership with Piramal Enterprises Limited to invest in residential development in IndiaJones Day represented Ivanhoe Cambridge Group in connection with its strategic partnership with Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL) to provide long term equity capital to blue chip residential developers across the five major metro cities in India.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • October 15, 2020
      Evolving Landscapes: Updates to International Arbitration
    • July 2020
      Construction Projects and Disputes: Looking Past the Lockdown - 2020 and Beyond
    • March 20, 2018
      Masterclass on the use of experts in International Arbitration - Cross examination experts
    • October 6, 2017
      NUS Law School Talk
    • September 9, 2017
      ICC India Arbitration Conference
    • June 7, 2017
      3rd Annual GAR Live Singapore
    • November 8 - 11, 2016
      Indonesia Infrastructure Week 2016
    • March 7, 2016
      LCIA Arbitration Seminar - Shipbuilding Disputes
    • September 2, 2015
      Society of Construction Law "Focus on Asia" Construction Law Conference - Risk Allocation Trends and Approaches
    • May 25-27, 2015
      ICC Asia Regional Conference on International Arbitration - The Role of In-house Counsel in Arbitration Proceedings
    • October 17, 2014
      1st Annual Japan International Arbitration Summit - Managing an Effective Arbitration
    • July 23, 2014
      ALB International Arbitration Conference - Practical Guide to Dispute Settlement under Investment Treaties
    • May 21, 2014
      International Chamber of Commerce, YAF Conference - The Changing Landscape of International Arbitration in Asia
    • February 25, 2014
      2nd Annual Dubai International Arbitration Summit - Choosing External Arbitrators and the Effective Resolution of Disputes
    • November 7, 2013
      2nd Annual Korea International Arbitration Summit - Dispute Management and Workflow: The In-House Counsel Perspective
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