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Provided by Sylvia Noury KC

Global

Practice Areas

Sylvia is head of the firm’s International Arbitration Group in London as well as head of the firm’s African Disputes Group. She advises clients on the resolution of international disputes focusing on emerging markets, notably in Africa, India and Latin America, and particularly in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and telecoms sectors. She has advocated before ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, AAA and LCIA tribunals in English and Spanish. She also advises on investment protection and risk mitigation.

Career

Partner since 2011. Appointed Queens Counsel (KC) 2022.

Professional Memberships

ICCA Governing Board Member, SCC Board Member, BIICL, IAI, ICC, ITA, LCIA. Founder and Co-Chair of ERA Pledge.

Publications

GAR editorial board.

Personal

Cambridge University: Law (First Class Honours). Clive Parry Scholarship: PIL.

Chambers Review

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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK
2
Band 2

Sylvia Noury KC is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients in complex BIT disputes. She also takes regular appointments as arbitrator. Head of the firm's Africa disputes group, she is also active on matters involving Latin American jurisdictions.
"Sylvia is a fantastic team leader and has the incredible ability to grasp the granular detail of a case without losing sight of the big picture. She conveys a sense of confidence to clients." "She's super responsive and very focused on clients, and that really shines through in her quality and performance."


Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders
3
Band 3

Sylvia Noury KC has an impressive global arbitration practice demonstrated by her significant experience handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations across Europe, Latin America and Africa. She earns emphatic praise from one client, who affirms: "Sylvia is a brilliant international lawyer with an outstanding strategic sense and exceptional power of persuasion."


Dispute Resolution - Africa-wide
3
Band 3

Sylvia Noury KC is based in London, where she heads up the Africa disputes group within Freshfields. She is sought out for her counsel on investor-state and commercial arbitration proceedings, regularly acting for corporates in the mining, energy and telecoms sectors. Sources remark on her regular involvement in cases originating in East Africa.
"She is an impressive operator. I rate her highly as a lawyer." "She has a great reputation in the market."


Arbitration (International) - Latin America - International Counsel
4
Band 4

Sylvia Noury KC "is a very experienced operator with great clarity of thinking," observe market commentators.She has a strong track record in Latin America and enjoys noteworthy experience acting on significant investor-state arbitration cases, specialising in the representation of corporate clients disputing breaches of investment treaties.


Arbitration (International) - Europe-wide
5
Band 5

Sylvia Noury KC is a hugely respected figure heading the firm's London arbitration practice. She is best known for her investor-state work, often advising on cases filed against European states or brought by Europe-headquartered companies against governments around the globe.


Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK
F
Foreign expert in Africa-wide

Sylvia Noury KC is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients in complex BIT disputes. She also takes regular appointments as arbitrator. Head of the firm's Africa disputes group, she is also active on matters involving Latin American jurisdictions.
"Sylvia is a fantastic team leader and has the incredible ability to grasp the granular detail of a case without losing sight of the big picture. She conveys a sense of confidence to clients." "She's super responsive and very focused on clients, and that really shines through in her quality and performance."


Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK
F
Foreign expert in Latin America-wide

Sylvia Noury KC is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients in complex BIT disputes. She also takes regular appointments as arbitrator. Head of the firm's Africa disputes group, she is also active on matters involving Latin American jurisdictions.
"Sylvia is a fantastic team leader and has the incredible ability to grasp the granular detail of a case without losing sight of the big picture. She conveys a sense of confidence to clients." "She's super responsive and very focused on clients, and that really shines through in her quality and performance."

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