Norton Rose Fulbright

International Arbitration Department

UK-wide
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What the team is known for Broad-based commercial arbitration department with particular expertise in financial services and infrastructure. Also regularly works for companies in the energy and natural resources sector, with work including disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty. Houses a team of professionals with experience in handling ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and other arbitral proceedings.

Strengths"Norton Rose Fulbright anticipate solutions, are efficient with the resources used and strictly meet the client’s needs," says a source. "They are smart, responsive, well organised and have a deep technical knowledge which combines with a wide experience in the disputes area."

Clients appreciate the team's "pragmatic approach and ability to synthesise complex legal issues into a simplified manner."

Observers say this is "a very qualified team with a large worldwide network of competent people," adding that the lawyers are "top of the range, pragmatic and pleasant to work with."

Work highlights Defended Sacyr, a Spanish construction company, in ICC arbitration proceedings in Miami over claims by the Panama Canal Authority for the return of advance payments in excess of USD800 million.

Notable practitioners


Sherina Petit
maintains her position at the forefront of complex India-related arbitrations. She is sought after for her multi-jurisdictional expertise and knowledge of ICC and LCIA procedure. She is also adept at handling significant BIT claims.
"Sherina is absolutely superb and a pre-eminent India specialist." "She is a very client-friendly lawyer and would do anything and everything to make sure any deadlines are met."