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Audley Sheppard QC

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Global co-head of international arbitration Audley Sheppard QC is based in London and earns considerable praise from sources for his work in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Interviewees report that "there's nothing about international arbitration that he doesn't already know and have experience of,"and that he "takes into account not only the strengths but the exposures that clients face." Sheppard has particular experience in cases relating to contractual claims and disputes arising from energy and mining projects.

Audley Sheppard QC is a market-leading practitioner in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, also recognised for his prominence as an arbitrator. A market observer describes him as "one of the great standout names in the whole sector of international arbitration work. He's one of the true talents in the business."

Sources enthusiastically describe Audley Sheppard QC as an "established figure who is always a pleasure to work with." He is esteemed for his work in commercial, investor-state and international trade disputes and is especially admired for his deep understanding of the energy and natural resources sectors. He is based in London.

London-based Audley Sheppard QC is highlighted for his "great deal of experience and great reputation" in the field of international arbitration. He draws praise for his expert handling of BIT claims, notably on behalf of investors in the natural resources sector. He is also highly regarded for his work in commercial arbitration and international trade.

Operating out of London, Audley Sheppard QC is considered a "leading, top-notch arbitration practitioner.""Audley has in-depth knowledge of Nigerian oil and gas laws," remark interviewees, who add: "He is a master of the arbitral process." Prominent across the continent, he is noted for his expertise in the energy and oil and gas sectors.