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International Arbitration | UK

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Chambers UK ranks the best lawyers and law firms advising on international arbitration proceedings. This includes disputes brought at major seats of arbitration around the world, such as the ICC, the ICSID and the LCIA, as well as ad hoc proceedings. The solicitors we rank handle arbitrations concerning both private commercial disputes and those that arise between sovereign states and investors, including claims brought under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Some handle a mixture of both while others have more specialised practices. Several of the top ranked individuals here also have exceptional practices in the broader field of Public International Law, for which we have separate rankings. Please note that there is also a separate table dedicated to the most noted arbitrators in the UK.

Rankings overview for Lawyers

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Band 6
  1. Alejandro Garcia
    Alejandro Garcia Stewarts1 Years Ranked
  2. Ben Carroll Linklaters1 Years Ranked
  3. Ben Holland K&L Gates13 Years Ranked
  4. Ben Sanderson
    Ben Sanderson DLA Piper LLP2 Years Ranked
  5. Benjamin Knowles
    Benjamin Knowles Clyde & Co LLP10 Years Ranked
  6. Charlie Caher
    Charlie Caher WilmerHale3 Years Ranked
  7. Chiraag Shah
    Chiraag Shah Morrison Foerster3 Years Ranked
  8. Chloe Carswell
    Chloe Carswell gunnercooke3 Years Ranked
  9. Claire Morel de Westgaver Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP1 Years Ranked
  10. David Reed
    David Reed Arnold & Porter7 Years Ranked
  11. Deborah H Ruff
    Deborah H Ruff Pillsbury13 Years Ranked
  12. Dominic Pellew Dentons5 Years Ranked
  13. Duncan Bagshaw
    Duncan Bagshaw Howard Kennedy LLP3 Years Ranked
  14. Egishe Dzhazoyan
    Egishe Dzhazoyan King & Spalding International LLP5 Years Ranked
  15. Eleni Polycarpou
    Eleni Polycarpou Withers LLP8 Years Ranked
  16. Gautam Bhattacharyya
    Gautam Bhattacharyya Reed Smith LLP16 Years Ranked
  17. Genevieve Poirier
    Genevieve Poirier Lalive1 Years Ranked
  18. Greg Falkof Mishcon de Reya LLP3 Years Ranked
  19. Hendrik Puschmann
    Hendrik Puschmann Trowers & Hamlins LLP3 Years Ranked
  20. Ioannis Alexopoulos
    Ioannis Alexopoulos Signature Litigation LLP12 Years Ranked
  21. James Carter
    James Carter DLA Piper LLP6 Years Ranked
  22. James Langley Dentons4 Years Ranked
  23. James Stacey
    James Stacey Slaughter and May3 Years Ranked
  24. Jiries Saadeh
    Jiries Saadeh Fietta LLP3 Years Ranked
  25. Jon Tweedale Addleshaw Goddard LLP6 Years Ranked
  26. Justin Williams
    Justin Williams Akin20 Years Ranked
  27. Karel Daele Taylor Wessing2 Years Ranked
  28. Louise Woods
    Louise Woods Vinson & Elkins RLLP3 Years Ranked
  29. Naomi Briercliffe Squire Patton Boggs6 Years Ranked
  30. Nick Storrs Taylor Wessing3 Years Ranked
  31. Oliver Marsden
    Oliver Marsden Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer1 Years Ranked
  32. Patricio Grané Labat
    Patricio Grané Labat Arnold & Porter3 Years Ranked
  33. Peter Ashford
    Peter Ashford Fox Williams LLP23 Years Ranked
  34. Shai Wade
    Shai Wade RPC3 Years Ranked
  35. Sophie Eyre Bird & Bird17 Years Ranked
  36. Tomas Vail
    Tomas Vail Vail Dispute Resolution3 Years Ranked
  37. Tracey Wright Fieldfisher3 Years Ranked
  38. Chris Parker KCHerbert Smith Freehills
  39. Guy PendellCMS
  40. Maurice KentonHunton Andrews Kurth
  41. Richard BamforthCMS
Associates to watch
  1. Jawad Ahmad Mayer Brown International LLP2 Years Ranked
  2. Lucy Winnington-Ingram
    Lucy Winnington-Ingram Reed Smith LLP3 Years Ranked
  3. Cameron ForsaithFranklin Legal
  4. Marco de SousaHerbert Smith Freehills

All Lawyers profiles

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Senior Statespeople
  1. S
    Audley Sheppard KC
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Senior Statespeople | 27 Years Ranked
    Audley Sheppard KC is famed for his expert handling of big-ticket commercial disputes as counsel and arbitrator. He is widely recognised for his long-standing LCIA and UNCITRAL expertise.
Star Individuals
  1. Constantine Partasides KC
    Constantine Partasides KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Star Individuals | 17 Years Ranked
    Constantine Partasides KC is a highly esteemed arbitration specialist acting for top-echelon clients in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes. He is also recognised for his capabilities as arbitrator.
  2. Gary Born
    Gary Born
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    2024 | Star Individuals | 27 Years Ranked
    Chair of the firm's international arbitration group, Gary Born is a market-leading arbitration practitioner at the forefront of complex and high-value commercial and investment treaty disputes. He maintains a truly international presence, acting as counsel and arbitrator in disputes across the Middle East, the USA and South America, among other jurisdictions. He is well versed in a range of proceedings, including those under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
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Band 1
  1. David Kavanagh KC
    1
    David Kavanagh KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    David Kavanagh KC has broad international capabilities, acting for clients across jurisdictions such as China and India in complex commercial disputes often governed by LCIA and ICC rules. He is particularly experienced in issues arising from the interplay of foreign legislation.
  2. Gaëtan Verhoosel KC
    1
    Gaëtan Verhoosel KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Gaëtan Verhoosel KC has earned an excellent reputation for his extensive commercial and investor-state practice, handling arbitrations seated across the world and under the auspices of various institutions. He also accepts appointments as arbitrator.
  3. Peter Goldsmith KC
    1
    Peter Goldsmith KC
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | Head of International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Peter Goldsmith KC is co-managing partner of the firm's London office, and is widely acknowledged for his extensive arbitration practice. He has an exceptional portfolio of market-leading international commercial and investor-treaty disputes.
  4. Sylvia Noury KC
    1
    Sylvia Noury KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Sylvia Noury KC is head of the firm's international arbitration practice in London. She is highly visible in investor-state arbitration, with extensive expertise acting for clients across South Africa, Eastern Europe and India in complex BIT disputes.
  5. Tom Sprange KC
    1
    Tom Sprange KC
    King & Spalding International LLP
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Tom Sprange KC draws praise for his expert advocacy in high-value commercial arbitrations. He offers impressive global capabilities, acting in arbitrations seated in jurisdictions such as India and Europe, and is deeply familiar with LCIA, ICC and AAA proceedings.
  6. Paula Hodges KC
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Andrea Menaker
    2
    Andrea Menaker
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 5 Years Ranked
    Andrea Menaker brings substantial cross-border experience to her London arbitration practice. She handles a steady stream of high-value investment treaty claims on behalf of clients across a range of industries, including financial services entities and utilities.
  2. Cyrus Benson
    2
    Cyrus Benson
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Cyrus Benson is respected for his experience in international arbitration, with notable expertise in acting for European and African clients in big-ticket disputes. He regularly handles claims brought against sovereign states under the auspices of ICSID and UNCITRAL. He is also co-chair of the firm's international arbitration group.
  3. Jeffrey Sullivan KC
    2
    Jeffrey Sullivan KC
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Jeffrey Sullivan KC is co-chair of Debevoise's arbitration group in Europe. He is particularly known for his expert handling of claims brought under the ECT, which forms part of his extensive investor-state arbitration practice. He demonstrates strength across the energy and infrastructure sectors.
  4. Kate Davies KC
    2
    Kate Davies KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | Head of International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Kate Davies KC is head of Skadden’s European international litigation and arbitration group. She acts in significant disputes in the oil and gas, telecoms and engineering sectors. She is highly adept at proceedings held under LCIA, ICC and ICSID rules, and often deals with complex questions of foreign law.
  5. Mark A Levy KC
    2
    Mark A Levy KC
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Head of the firm's international arbitration practice Mark Levy KC is a well-known arbitration specialist with a notable depth of expertise in the oil and gas sector. He often acts in arbitrations under LCIA rules and in disputes that involve complex political and foreign law issues.
  6. 2
    Matthew Weiniger KC
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Matthew Weiniger KC is the global chair of the firm's international arbitration practice. He has an acclaimed arbitration practice with impressive multi-jurisdictional expertise, acting for clients across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is well versed in high-value commercial and investor-state claims, with expertise across the banking, energy and gaming sectors.
  7. Penny Madden KC
    2
    Penny Madden KC
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 13 Years Ranked
    Penny Madden KC is co-chair of the firm's international arbitration group and is an impressive figure in the market, with vast experience acting in complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. She fields significant international expertise, acting for clients across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
  8. Philip A Clifford KC
    2
    Philip A Clifford KC
    Latham & Watkins
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Philip Clifford KC brings significant cross-border expertise to his arbitration practice, with recent experience acting in disputes seated across Hong Kong, France and London. He is particularly adept at representing clients in the oil and gas and construction sectors.
  9. Reza Mohtashami KC
    2
    Reza Mohtashami KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Reza Mohtashami KC devotes much of his arbitration practice to the energy and telecoms sectors, acting for various entities in high-value disputes such as those held under ICC rules. He has a particular focus on the Middle East.
  10. 2
    Robert Volterra
    Volterra Fietta
    Volterra Fietta | Head of International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    Robert Volterra is a formidable arbitration specialist with long-standing expertise in investor-state arbitration. He attracts an impressive international client base with a broad caseload of complex investment treaty claims, and is experienced in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.
  11. Sophie Lamb KC
    2
    Sophie Lamb KC
    Latham & Watkins
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Sophie Lamb KC is a skilled arbitration practitioner with impressive experience acting for big-ticket oil and gas companies in disputes such as those brought against sovereign states. She is recognised for her expert handling of both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.
  12. Stephen Fietta KC
    2
    Stephen Fietta KC
    Fietta LLP
    Fietta LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Stephen Fietta KC is a recognised authority in investment treaty arbitration and broader PIL concerns. He acts for an extensive roster of clients, including major corporations and individuals, in BIT claims and other disputes involving sovereign states.
  13. Steven Finizio
    2
    Steven Finizio
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2 | 21 Years Ranked
    “Steven has always exceeded expectations across the board. He is very proactive, solution-driven and commercially minded. He always sees to the core of the issue in the most complicated cases and is not distracted by other overlapping issues.”
  14. Anthony Sinclair
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2
  15. Stephen Jagusch KC
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Alejandro Escobar
    3
    Alejandro Escobar
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions.
  2. Charles Claypoole
    3
    Charles Claypoole
    Latham & Watkins
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Charles Claypoole undertakes extensive work in investor-state arbitration, playing a leading role in handling BIT and ECT claims. His practice often involves cases with complex and novel issues of foreign law.
  3. Daniel Gal KC
    3
    Daniel Gal KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 12 Years Ranked
    Daniel Gal KC is particularly noted for his work in the telecoms sector, handling high-value arbitrations under LCIA rules. He also has notable experience handling BIT disputes.
  4. David Herlihy
    3
    David Herlihy
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    David Herlihy has a strong practice representing investors and sovereign states in high-value and often novel investment treaty claims. He demonstrates notable strength in ICSID disputes and has experience acting for European and Middle Eastern entities.
  5. Franz Schwarz
    3
    Franz Schwarz
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Franz Schwarz is vice chair of the firm's international arbitration group. He has notable credentials in the pharmaceutical and banking sectors, and regularly acts in arbitrations governed by ICSID and ICC rules.
  6. John Savage KC
    3
    John Savage KC
    King & Spalding International LLP
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    John Savage KC has established a strong profile in the London market and is increasingly known for his commercial arbitration practice. His caseload includes acting for major energy, manufacturing and investment companies.
  7. 3
    Louis Flannery KC
    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Mishcon de Reya LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 14 Years Ranked
    Louis Flannery KC is a prominent name in arbitration, fielding significant expertise in commercial disputes as both counsel and arbitrator. He is highly adept at LCIA arbitration, which forms part of his impressive advocacy experience.
  8. Mark Beeley
    3
    Mark Beeley
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Mark Beeley is recognised for his expert handling of investment treaty disputes for clients such as those based in the Middle East. His practice is complemented by his commercial expertise, including LCIA arbitrations in the energy sector. He acts as both advocate and arbitrator.
  9. 3
    Markus Burgstaller
    Hogan Lovells
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Markus Burgstaller is a well-reputed arbitration specialist with extensive experience in investor-state disputes. He fields considerable cross-border expertise, with a particular focus on the European and CIS markets. He regularly represents sovereign states and private companies in BIT claims.
  10. Ruth Byrne KC
    3
    Ruth Byrne KC
    King & Spalding International LLP
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Ruth Byrne KC is a highly experienced arbitration practitioner known for her prowess in the energy sector. She is well versed in acting for Indian entities in arbitrations under the auspices of the LCIA and the ICC, as well as in ad hoc proceedings.
  11. William Thomas KC
    3
    William Thomas KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    William Thomas KC's arbitration practice includes complex disputes arising from the telecoms industry. He expertly acts for both claimants and sovereign states in big-ticket BIT disputes.
  12. Epaminontas Triantafilou
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3
  13. Stuart Dutson
    Simmons & Simmons LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. 4
    Andy Moody
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Andy Moody comes recommended for his handling of large-scale disputes and demonstrates a particular sector specialism in energy, mining and infrastructure mandates. He is well versed in acting in LCIA, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
  2. David Goldberg
    4
    David Goldberg
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    David Goldberg is singled out for his notable expertise in CIS-related arbitrations, earning widespread recognition for his international credentials. He regularly represents sovereign states in ICSID proceedings.
  3. 4
    Edward E Poulton
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Edward Poulton is managing partner of the firm's London office. He is recognised for his in-depth knowledge of the financial services sector and regularly acts on issues such as M&A arbitrations. His practice has a particular focus on Africa and Europe.
  4. 4
    George Burn
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked
    George Burn carries out substantial work in commercial arbitrations and demonstrates expertise across a range of industries including construction, infrastructure and energy. He acts in disputes seated across the globe and under a range of arbitral rules. He is also co-head of the firm's international arbitration practice.
  5. Hussein Haeri
    4
    Hussein Haeri
    Withers LLP
    Withers LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 5 Years Ranked
    Co-head of the firm's international arbitration group, Hussein Haeri comes highly recommended for his investor-state arbitration practice. He is skilled at handling complex BIT claims and is regularly sought out by sovereign states to act in high-value ICSID arbitrations.
  6. James Freeman
    4
    James Freeman
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    “James provides an excellent legal service in an ever-changing business environment with a clear client and commercial focus. He thinks outside of the box and moves things forward. He strikes the balance between sufficient depth of advice and efficiency and commercial practicability, thereby fully meeting the client's demands.”
  7. Jeremy Wilson
    4
    Jeremy Wilson
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Jeremy Wilson of Covington & Burling offers impressive experience acting in disputes seated in The Hague, Singapore and Dubai. His client base includes major energy and technology companies, and he is familiar with ICC, LCIA and DIFC rules, among others. He is co-chair of the firm's international arbitration group.
  8. Johannes Koepp
    4
    Johannes Koepp
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 13 Years Ranked
    Johannes Koepp is an experienced arbitration expert who brings strong international credentials to his practice. His client base spans the Middle East and Europe, and includes notable energy sector representatives. He acts as both counsel and arbitrator.
  9. Kate Cervantes-Knox
    4
    Kate Cervantes-Knox
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Kate Cervantes-Knox is highlighted for her extensive expertise in the oil and gas sector and demonstrates notable strength in Africa and the Americas. She is highly adept at acting for a range of parties in complex disputes such as UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitrations.
  10. 4
    Kieron O'Callaghan
    Hogan Lovells
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 14 Years Ranked
    Kieron O'Callaghan leads the international arbitration team in London. He leverages significant CIS expertise within his arbitration practice, and often represents clients in the banking, energy and pharmaceutical sectors in high-value LCIA arbitrations.
  11. Marie Berard
    4
    Marie Berard
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Marie Berard offers substantial expertise in commercial disputes. She has an impressive track record acting for clients across the financial services and telecoms sectors in LCIA arbitrations.
  12. Matthew Saunders
    4
    Matthew Saunders
    Ashurst
    Ashurst | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Matthew Saunders leads the firm's global international arbitration practice and is widely recognised for his expertise in the energy sector. He has acted under various arbitral rules and in arbitration seated across Hong Kong, London and Paris.
  13. 4
    Nicholas Peacock
    Bird & Bird
    Bird & Bird | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Nicholas Peacock is head of the firm's international arbitration team in London. He comes recommended for his expert handling of commercial disputes, acting for clients in the oil and gas, financial services and aerospace sectors. He is particularly recognised for his work with European and African entities.
  14. Oliver Browne
    4
    Oliver Browne
    Latham & Watkins
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 8 Years Ranked
    Oliver Browne is an active player in the field with expertise spanning the energy, financial services and pharmaceutical markets. He is noted for his representation of African and Indian clients in LCIA arbitrations.
  15. Patrick Taylor
    4
    Patrick Taylor
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Patrick Taylor has a broad arbitration practice with expertise spanning the oil and gas, energy and telecoms sectors. He often acts under LCIA, ICC and ICSID rules and handles disputes seated across the globe.
  16. Philip Chong
    4
    Philip Chong
    Ashurst
    Ashurst | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 17 Years Ranked
    Philip Chong leads the international arbitration team in Europe and handles big-ticket, multi-jurisdictional oil and gas disputes. He is well versed in acting under the rules of various arbitral institutions, including the SCC and LCIA.
  17. Robert Lambert
    4
    Robert Lambert
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 27 Years Ranked
    Robert Lambert fields long-standing expertise in international arbitration and is recognised for his notable strength in oil and gas disputes. He is experienced in acting under LCIA, LMAA and UNCITRAL rules.
  18. Sherina Petit
    4
    Sherina Petit
    Stewarts
    Stewarts | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Sherina Petit is head of the firm's India practice. She 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.
  19. Andrew Cannon
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4
  20. Craig Tevendale
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4
  21. Dominic Roughton
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Alex Panayides
    5
    Alex Panayides
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 20 Years Ranked
    Alex Panayides handles complex mandates in the arbitration space, with a particular focus on oil and gas disputes. He is well versed in acting under LCIA and LMAA rules, and has sat in arbitrations seated in London and Dubai, among other venues.
  2. Belinda Paisley
    5
    Belinda Paisley
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 19 Years Ranked
    Belinda Paisley is an experienced practitioner with a wealth of expertise in investor-state arbitration. She demonstrates particular prowess in handling Middle Eastern and CIS-related disputes, often performed under ICSID rules.
  3. Ben Giaretta
    5
    Ben Giaretta
    Fox Williams LLP
    Fox Williams LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Ben Giaretta is head of Fox Williams's dispute resolution department. He fields significant expertise in Asia-related disputes and brings to bear his previous experience working in Singapore. He acts as counsel in oil and gas arbitrations, and regularly accepts appointments as arbitrator.
  4. Carmen Martinez Lopez
    5
    Carmen Martinez Lopez
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 10 Years Ranked
    Carmen Martinez Lopez is credited for her Latin American expertise and is also sought out for her knowledge of Spanish law matters. She is experienced in handling significant arbitrations in the oil and gas sector, often brought against sovereign states.
  5. Charlie Lightfoot
    5
    Charlie Lightfoot
    Cooley LLP
    Cooley LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Charlie Lightfoot of Cooley is highly adept at handling large arbitrations under various arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID and the LCIA, and has recent experience acting under the Energy Charter Treaty. He has a strong investment treaty practice with a particular focus on disputes involving Africa.
  6. Christopher P. Moore
    5
    Christopher P. Moore
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Christopher Moore of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is adept at handling both investor-state and commercial arbitration issues. He represents a broad range of clients, including sovereign states and organisations from the telecoms, energy and financial services sectors.
  7. Daniel Wilmot
    5
    Daniel Wilmot
    Stewarts
    Stewarts | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Daniel Wilmot is particularly noted for his expertise in disputes arising in Africa. He advises clients on issues involving a wide spectrum of sectors, including energy and oil and gas.
  8. Dipen Sabharwal KC
    5
    Dipen Sabharwal KC
    White & Case LLP
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Dipen Sabharwal KC heads White & Case’s London office and has served as head of the firm’s EMEA disputes practice. He has a broad arbitration practice, often acting for clients in the energy and manufacturing spaces.
  9. Duncan Speller
    5
    Duncan Speller
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Duncan Speller of Willkie Farr & Gallagher is routinely called upon to handle ICC and LCIA arbitration arising from agreement breaches. His client base covers a range of industries, including the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.
  10. 5
    Elizabeth Tout
    Dentons
    Dentons | Head of International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 24 Years Ranked
    Elizabeth Tout is head of the firm's international arbitration practice in the UK. She is a highly experienced practitioner with strong commercial disputes credentials. She is a fine choice of counsel for major clients in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors, and frequently acts on large-scale LCIA and ICC arbitrations.
  11. Garreth Wong
    5
    Garreth Wong
    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 5 Years Ranked
    Garreth Wong of Paul Hastings is a skilled arbitration practitioner with significant expertise in handling disputes arising in Africa and South Asia. He regularly acts for multinational companies in high-value arbitration under SIAC and LCIA rules.
  12. Greg Fullelove
    5
    Greg Fullelove
    Osborne Clarke LLP
    Osborne Clarke LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 7 Years Ranked
    Greg Fullelove of Osborne Clarke acts for companies, investors and high net worth individuals in a range of arbitrations arising from the pharmaceutical, financial services and entertainment sectors. He is highly adept at LCIA arbitration.
  13. Kamal R Shah
    5
    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 11 Years Ranked
    Kamal Shah is head of the firm's Africa and India groups. He receives strong praise for his expert handling of Africa-related disputes. His client base includes investors, companies and high net worth individuals, and he often acts in arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
  14. Matthew Hodgson
    5
    Matthew Hodgson
    Allen & Overy LLP
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Matthew Hodgson has wide-ranging experience in investment treaty arbitrations. He regularly represents both states and claimants in proceedings under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He has particular expertise in handling disputes stemming from joint ventures and energy projects.
  15. Melanie Willems
    5
    Melanie Willems
    Haynes and Boone, LLP
    Haynes and Boone, LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Melanie Willems of Haynes and Boone has significant experience in handling commercial arbitration. She is particularly adept at tackling complex claims for clients in the energy and hospitality sectors.
  16. 5
    Michael Davison
    Hogan Lovells
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Michael Davison serves as the deputy CEO of Hogan Lovells. His practice includes representing major clients such as energy sector representatives in disputes against state governments. He also brings to bear wider ADR experience as an arbitrator and mediator.
  17. Michelle Bradfield
    5
    Michelle Bradfield
    Jones Day
    Jones Day | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    Michelle Bradfield demonstrates notable strength in advising on investor-state disputes. Her practice sees her act for both investors and states in a range of complex disputes, as well as handling commercial claims.
  18. Monty Taylor
    5
    Monty Taylor
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    “He is really excellent. He is very affable and has a great knowledge of the practicalities and constraints of arbitrations. He has a very good commercial head on him. He knows how things should be done from a client perspective, so clients really enjoy working with him. He has a nice manner about him.”
  19. Rajinder Bassi
    5
    Rajinder Bassi
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 16 Years Ranked
    Rajinder Bassi is head of Kirkland & Ellis's international litigation and arbitration group in London. She has extensive experience in international arbitration and is highly adept at acting in disputes held under ICC, DIFC and SIAC rules. She has particular expertise in Middle East-related disputes.
  20. 5
    Roman Khodykin
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Roman Khodykin has extensive experience in international arbitrations, acting in a myriad of disputes under the auspices of the LCIA, ICSID and ICC. His practice as counsel is complemented by his regular appointment as arbitrator.
  21. Samantha Rowe
    5
    Samantha Rowe
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    “She is everything that you would ever want in a lawyer. Her advice is steering and sure. She is very commercial and plugged into what we need as a client. It is so great that she understands relevance. She is so easy to work with and really responsive.”
  22. 5
    Simon Sloane
    Fieldfisher
    Fieldfisher | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    “Simon Sloane has a great strategic sense, in-depth industrial knowledge and a stellar, solution-oriented approach. He also has outstanding negotiation skills and a good client manner.”
  23. 5
    Steve Abraham
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Steve Abraham is a highly experienced practitioner who offers notable cross-border expertise, acting for clients across the globe in high-value energy and infrastructure arbitrations. He also currently leads the firm's dispute resolution team in the EMEA area.
  24. Tom Canning
    5
    Tom Canning
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 8 Years Ranked
    Tom Canning of Milbank leads the firm's global international arbitration practice. He is well versed in handling arbitration conducted under a range of arbitral rules, including those of the ICC, SIAC and the LCIA, and seated across the globe. His practice focuses upon the representation of financial institutions and energy clients.
  25. William Hooker
    5
    William Hooker
    Alston & Bird LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5 | 3 Years Ranked
    “He is a brilliant lawyer, tactician and advocate. He is excellent at analysing strategic options and in presenting them in a concise and coherent manner to clients and co-counsel. He is collegial and clearly an effective manager of his team. His oral advocacy skills are very high.”
  26. David Foster
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5
  27. Jonathan Leach
    Eversheds Sutherland | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5
  28. Matthew Coleman
    Steptoe UK LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5
  29. Sarah Vasani
    CMS | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5
  30. Sylvia Tonova
    Pinset Masons LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Alejandro Garcia
    6
    Alejandro Garcia
    Stewarts
    Stewarts | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Alejandro Garcia has a practice that straddles both commercial and investor-state disputes. He regularly acts for clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors and has strong links to Latin America.
  2. 6
    Ben Carroll
    Linklaters
    Linklaters | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Ben Carroll specialises in international commercial arbitration, with a particular focus on energy and commodities related disputes. He has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes, including joint ventures, long-term supply agreements and construction projects.
  3. 6
    Ben Holland
    K&L Gates
    K&L Gates | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 13 Years Ranked
    Ben Holland of K&L Gates comes recommended for his specialist expertise in gas pricing disputes, which forms part of his commercial arbitration practice. He is sought after by clients in the energy sector and has a particular focus on Europe.
  4. Ben Sanderson
    6
    Ben Sanderson
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Ben Sanderson is the firm's global practice manager of the international arbitration group. He has considerable experience advising clients on disputes arising in the energy, mining and technology sectors. He is also adept at representing states in investment treaty arbitrations.
  5. Benjamin Knowles
    6
    Benjamin Knowles
    Clyde & Co LLP
    Clyde & Co LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 10 Years Ranked
    Benjamin Knowles is chair of the firm's global arbitration group. He is well versed in handling commercial international arbitrations, particularly those arising in the energy, telecoms and construction sectors.
  6. Charlie Caher
    6
    Charlie Caher
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Charlie Caher's practice sees him advising clients in the engineering and energy sectors, among others. He is adept at handling ICC and LCIA arbitrations, with notable experience in construction-related disputes.
  7. Chiraag Shah
    6
    Chiraag Shah
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Chiraag Shah of Morrison Foerster is commended for his ability to handle disputes involving the engineering and technology sectors. Recent work includes advising on proceedings related to arbitral awards, as well as ICC and SIAC arbitrations.
  8. Chloe Carswell
    6
    Chloe Carswell
    gunnercooke
    gunnercooke | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Chloe Carswell of gunnercooke is well versed in handling disputes under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Her practice involves clients from a wide spectrum of sectors including mining, energy and construction, as well as sovereign states.
  9. 6
    Claire Morel de Westgaver
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Claire Morel de Westgaver has wide-ranging experience across commercial and investor-state arbitrations. She regularly represents clients in the financial sector, as well as the tech and engineering space.
  10. David Reed
    6
    David Reed
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 7 Years Ranked
    “He brings substantial experience and knowledge in international commercial arbitration to his practice with a detailed, hands-on approach. David is able to focus on the big picture whilst paying attention to every detail, and is excellent with establishing strategy.”
  11. Deborah H Ruff
    6
    Deborah H Ruff
    Pillsbury
    Pillsbury | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 13 Years Ranked
    Deborah Ruff of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is head of the firm's international arbitration practice. She offers expert representation of clients across a range of sectors, including energy and telecoms. She is well versed in LCIA and ICC arbitration and matters complicated by issues of foreign law.
  12. 6
    Dominic Pellew
    Dentons
    Dentons | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Dominic Pellew is highly sought after to provide counsel on LCIA and ICC claims, with notable experience in disputes concerning loans. He is well versed in handling disputes involving the CIS.
  13. Duncan Bagshaw
    6
    Duncan Bagshaw
    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Howard Kennedy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Duncan Bagshaw of Howard Kennedy has a broad practice which has provided him with notable experience in handling ICC and LCIA arbitration. His clients stem from mining, real estate and technology, among other sectors.
  14. Egishe Dzhazoyan
    6
    Egishe Dzhazoyan
    King & Spalding International LLP
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Egishe Dzhazoyan is particularly experienced in investor-state arbitration and demonstrates strength in handling matters originating in Eastern Europe. He is also adept at handling commercial disputes under LCIA and ICC rules.
  15. Eleni Polycarpou
    6
    Eleni Polycarpou
    Withers LLP
    Withers LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 8 Years Ranked
    Eleni Polycarpou's practice sees her regularly handling large-scale proceedings under ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules. Her clients cover a range of sectors, including oil and gas.
  16. Gautam Bhattacharyya
    6
    Gautam Bhattacharyya
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 16 Years Ranked
    Gautam Bhattacharyya is known for his astute representation of clients in proceedings under ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA rules. He is commended for his ability to handle disputes in Asia and the Middle East.
  17. Genevieve Poirier
    6
    Genevieve Poirier
    Lalive
    Lalive | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Genevieve Poirier of Lalive heads the firm’s London office. She advises on a range of arbitral matters, spanning both the commercial and investor-state spaces. She regularly acts for clients in the construction, telecoms and energy spaces.
    Key sectors
    Energy and Utilities|Financial Services|Resources and Mining|Technology, Media and Telecoms (TMT)
  18. 6
    Greg Falkof
    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Mishcon de Reya LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Greg Falkof handles a range of disputes arising from the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors. He is astute at advising on issues in the Middle East and Africa. He is renowned for his ability to handle both commercial and investor-state arbitration.
  19. Hendrik Puschmann
    6
    Hendrik Puschmann
    Trowers & Hamlins LLP
    Trowers & Hamlins LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Hendrik Puschmann offers strength through his experience as both counsel and an arbitrator. He is called upon by clients from a range of industries including engineering, manufacturing and energy, while also advising governments on complex claims. He is co-head of the firm's arbitration group.
  20. Ioannis Alexopoulos
    6
    Ioannis Alexopoulos
    Signature Litigation LLP
    Signature Litigation LLP | Head of International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 12 Years Ranked
    Ioannis Alexopoulos brings long-standing experience in high-value commercial disputes seated across various jurisdictions. He is also adept at handling BIT claims.
  21. James Carter
    6
    James Carter
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 6 Years Ranked
    James Carter is a skilled arbitration partner with considerable expertise in the oil and gas sector. He has established a strong profile in Africa, acting in high-value arbitrations such as those held under LCIA rules. His caseload also includes acting for sovereign states in various disputes.
  22. 6
    James Langley
    Dentons
    Dentons | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    James Langley has a strong arbitration practice and fields considerable expertise in the Middle East. His experience includes representing sovereign states in complex BIT claims, as well as handling ICC, LCIA and ad hoc proceedings.
  23. James Stacey
    6
    James Stacey
    Slaughter and May | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    James Stacey is co-head of the firm's international arbitration group. He is noted for his astute representation of organisations and individuals in a range of arbitral proceedings, including ICC and LCIA disputes. His clients stem from a wide spectrum of sectors such as manufacturing, food and beverages, and oil and gas.
  24. Jiries Saadeh
    6
    Jiries Saadeh
    Fietta LLP
    Fietta LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Jiries Saadeh's practice includes advising clients on complex UNCITRAL arbitrations, as well as enforcement proceedings. His impressive client list is composed of both state and investor clients.
  25. 6
    Jon Tweedale
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 6 Years Ranked
    Jon Tweedale is co-head of the Addleshaw Goddard international arbitration group. He has developed a broad client list in this market which includes governments and multinationals. He is known for his astute representation of clients in arbitrations under ICC and ICSID rules, among others.
  26. Justin Williams
    6
    Justin Williams
    Akin
    Akin | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 20 Years Ranked
    Justin Williams's practice sees him routinely serving as counsel to clients in the energy sector. He is adept at handling both commercial and investment treaty disputes. He has notable experience providing counsel on proceedings under UNCITRAL rules.
  27. 6
    Karel Daele
    Taylor Wessing
    Taylor Wessing | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    “Karel Daele masters all the aspects of the case. He knows all the documentary evidence by heart, he presents very effective written and oral arguments and he always has the big picture in mind in order to achieve the best results for his clients.”
  28. Louise Woods
    6
    Louise Woods
    Vinson & Elkins RLLP
    Vinson & Elkins RLLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Louise Woods has a broad practice that covers both investment treaty and commercial arbitration. Her impressive client list includes organisations from a wide spectrum of industries, although she has notable strength in advising clients from the energy sector.
  29. 6
    Naomi Briercliffe
    Squire Patton Boggs
    Squire Patton Boggs | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 6 Years Ranked
    Naomi Briercliffe has a great reputation in the investor-state market, representing sovereign states and other entities in high-value BIT arbitrations. She has recent experience bringing claims under the ECT.
  30. 6
    Nick Storrs
    Taylor Wessing
    Taylor Wessing | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    “Nick has a knack at winning the confidence of very anxious clients. He has a very steady hand in bringing very difficult clients through trial. He is great to work with and is the type of guy you want on board as he brings team spirit and confidence.”
  31. Oliver Marsden
    6
    Oliver Marsden
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    “Oliver is extremely clever, pragmatic and commercially minded. He is an excellent advocate, both in written and oral submissions. He is always extremely quick to respond and can explain difficult legal concepts and strategies in a clear, commercial way to internal stakeholders at all levels.”
  32. Patricio Grané Labat
    6
    Patricio Grané Labat
    Arnold & Porter
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Patricio Grané Labat has a strong reputation for his work in the investor-state space. He is regularly instructed by clients based in Latin America.
  33. Peter Ashford
    6
    Peter Ashford
    Fox Williams LLP
    Fox Williams LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 23 Years Ranked
    Peter Ashford has a broad commercial arbitration practice with a notable footprint in the USA. He is recognised for his cross-border expertise, often handling arbitrations with a particularly complex foreign law element.
  34. Shai Wade
    6
    Shai Wade
    RPC
    RPC | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Shai Wade of RPC demonstrates his ability to effectively provide counsel on both investment and commercial arbitration. He has notable expertise in handling LCIA and ICC arbitrations.
  35. 6
    Sophie Eyre
    Bird & Bird
    Bird & Bird | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 17 Years Ranked
    Sophie Eyre is co-head of the firm's international disputes practice. She is recognised for her cross-border disputes expertise and has particular experience handling award enforcement disputes. She is familiar with arbitrations held under the rules of the ICC and AAA.
  36. Tomas Vail
    6
    Tomas Vail
    Vail Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Tomas Vail of Vail Dispute Resolution has significant experience in representing high-profile organisations in arbitral proceedings, as well as sitting as an arbitrator. He is routinely called upon to represent clients in disputes under ICC and SCC rules.
  37. 6
    Tracey Wright
    Fieldfisher
    Fieldfisher | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6 | 3 Years Ranked
    Tracey Wright handles a host of disputes on behalf of clients in the banking and energy sectors. She comes recommended for her expertise across both commercial and investor-state arbitration.
  38. Chris Parker KC
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6
  39. Guy Pendell
    CMS | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6
  40. Maurice Kenton
    Hunton Andrews Kurth | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6
  41. Richard Bamforth
    CMS | International Arbitration
    2024 | Band 6
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Up and Coming
  1. Arish Bharucha
    U
    Arish Bharucha
    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Howard Kennedy LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 5 Years Ranked
    Arish Bharucha of Howard Kennedy has a noteworthy arbitration practice and is experienced acting in disputes held under the rules of the LCIA and SIAC. He demonstrates particular strength in energy and telecoms-related disputes.
  2. Conway Blake
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    Conway Blake
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Conway Blake is an up-and-coming partner at the firm and regularly advises and acts for clients in both investor-state and commercial disputes, as well as in challenges to arbitral awards.
  3. U
    Dharshini Prasad
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Dharshini Prasad of Willkie Farr & Gallagher advises major companies and sovereign entities on arbitral proceedings under a variety of institutional rules. She has experience in the energy and tech spaces.
  4. Emma Johnson
    U
    Emma Johnson
    Ashurst
    Ashurst | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Emma Johnson has a burgeoning arbitration practice, demonstrating particular expertise in disputes relating to the energy and renewables sectors. She has notable experience acting under ICC and ICSID rules.
  5. U
    Evgeniya Rubinina
    Enyo Law LLP
    Enyo Law LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Evgeniya Rubinina has a broad arbitration practice spanning both commercial and investor-state disputes. She is noted for her expertise in handling disputes arising out of the CIS region.
  6. Jonathan Lim
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    Jonathan Lim
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Lim leads on a variety complex, commercial arbitrations. He has a strong focus on the Asian market and is comfortable representing clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
  7. U
    Nathan Searle
    Hogan Lovells
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 1 Years Ranked
    Nathan Searle has a broad commercial practice and regularly advises clients in a wide range of sectors including telecoms, technology, energy and commodities. He has notable experience in Africa-related disputes.
  8. Philipp Kurek
    U
    Philipp Kurek
    Signature Litigation LLP
    Signature Litigation LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming | 3 Years Ranked
    Philipp Kurek has developed a strong practice in the international arbitration space. He is adept at handling proceedings under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, among others.
  9. Daniel Burbeary
    Gresham Legal | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming
  10. Katia Finkel
    Eversheds Sutherland | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming
  11. Thomas Innes
    Steptoe UK LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Up and Coming
Associates to watch
  1. Jawad Ahmad
    Mayer Brown International LLP
    Mayer Brown International LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Associates to watch | 2 Years Ranked
    “He is an investment arbitration specialist. He is a pleasure to work with and he is second to none when it comes to handling clients. He is a real tactician and he knows all the rules inside out.”
  2. Lucy Winnington-Ingram
    Lucy Winnington-Ingram
    Reed Smith LLP
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    2024 | Associates to watch | 3 Years Ranked
    Senior associate Lucy Winnington-Ingram focuses her practice on investment treaty arbitration and public international law. She has considerable experience handling matters under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules arising from BIT issues.
  3. Cameron Forsaith
    Franklin Legal | International Arbitration
    2024 | Associates to watch
  4. Marco de Sousa
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    2024 | Associates to watch