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Clifford Chance LLP

Public International Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 1London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Significant player in the London public international law market, with an impressive client roster of energy and natural resources companies, as well as international organisations. Undertakes high-value investor-state disputes, as well as advising on issues of state and diplomatic immunity. Demonstrates strong expertise in the areas of international sanctions regimes and human rights in business. Also advises on intergovernmental agreements, sovereignty issues and maritime jurisdictional disputes.

Strengths

"The team has broad international knowledge, works quickly and provides excellent research," says a source.

Work highlights

Assisted Dr David Boyd as the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and the Environment on the coordination of a project to globally survey which jurisdictions around the world recognise a human right to a healthy environment in their domestic laws.

Notable practitioners

Audley Sheppard QC is a well-known figure in the market with an impressive track record of handling complex investor-state arbitrations such as BIT disputes. He is highly adept at acting as both counsel and arbitrator under the auspices of ICSID and UNCITRAL.
"Audley Sheppard has excellent skills and very good instincts on what's likely to work in a case." "He can understand complex matters in a very clear and straightforward way."

Jessica Gladstone is an impressive PIL practitioner with experience handling matters pertaining to territorial sovereignty, state immunities and bilateral investment treaties. She has a strong government advisory practice and often handles human rights mandates at the ECtHR.
"Clients appreciate the breadth and depth of her perspective and she is always abreast of cutting-edge issues in the field." "Jessica has wide-ranging knowledge across international law as well as excellent people skills."

Rae Lindsay offers outstanding expertise across a wide range of public international law issues. She is skilled at handling mandates related to business and human rights, as well as demonstrating strength in state immunities and international sanctions, and often acts for leading clients in the financial services sector.
"Rae Lindsay is a first-class lawyer."

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Public International Law

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Public International Law


Audley Sheppard QC
Band 2
Jessica Gladstone
Band 2
Rae Lindsay
Band 1