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Three Crowns LLP

International Arbitration

3 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded arbitration-focused boutique that brings together teams in Paris, London, Bahrain and Washington, DC. Gaining increased recognition for its diverse arbitration practice covering commercial and investment disputes. Has demonstrable experience with all key arbitration rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA. Active in industries such as technology, oil and gas and aerospace. Boasts a growing client base made up of sovereign states, oil majors, construction companies and investment funds.

Strengths

One client enthuses: "I am impressed by the huge expertise of the lawyers: they are so precise, they are like living encyclopedias of arbitration."

Sources also laud the lawyers for their coherence, with one interviewee remarking: "They are a very well-oiled machine. The partners are committed and knowledgeable. They are very organised and sensitive to our concerns as clients."

Work highlights

Acted for Crescent Petroleum on a USD13 billion case against the National Iranian Oil Company regarding a gas sale and purchase agreement.

Notable practitioners

Georgios Petrochilos moves up the ranking this year and is held in high regard for his expertise in both commercial and investment arbitrations. He acts for an impressive roster of multinationals, sovereign states and state-owned companies. Petrochilos frequently advises on mandates with Greek elements. "He has superb advocacy skills, arguing the case persuasively, in a clear and precise manner," extols one client, adding: "He has been impressive in court and has a lot of credibility with the tribunal; you would always want him on your side of the table. He has first-rate knowledge of international law, and above all, he is always a very pleasant person to work with."

Kathryn Khamsi is described as a "very smart, energetic and high integrity" lawyer. She acts for major oil companies and sovereign states on arbitration cases in the energy and construction sectors. One impressed client says: "She is excellent, extremely responsive, very personable and she has a wonderful ability to cut through the complexities of a difficult case to make it more digestible."

Todd Wetmore is highly accomplished in handling high-value energy and construction arbitrations, including supply contracts and concession agreements disputes. Market sources say: "He is ferociously bright and he goes very deep into the details of a case," before going on to say that Wetmore "is very passionate about his work and is really impressive."

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France

International Arbitration


Georgios Petrochilos QC
Band 2
Kathryn Khamsi
Band 5
Todd Wetmore
Band 2