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UK UK-wide International Arbitration

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. We also have a table dedicated to the most noted arbitrators in the UK.

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Star Individuals
  1. Gary Born
    Gary Born
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Star Individuals | 26 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.
  2. Constantine Partasides KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Star Individuals
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Band 1
  1. Peter Goldsmith KC
    1
    Peter Goldsmith KC
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 15 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.
  2. Tom Sprange KC
    1
    Tom Sprange KC
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 15 Years Ranked
    Tom Sprange KC draws praise for his expert advocacy in high-value commercial arbitrations. He offers impressive global capabilities, acting on arbitrations seated in jurisdictions such as India and Europe, and is deeply familiar with LCIA, ICC and AAA proceedings.
  3. Audley Sheppard KC
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1
  4. Gaëtan Verhoosel KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1
  5. Paula Hodges KC
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1
  6. Sylvia Noury KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Cyrus Benson
    2
    Cyrus Benson
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 18 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 the co-chair of the firm's international arbitration group.
  2. David Kavanagh KC
    2
    David Kavanagh KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    David Kavanagh KC is head of Skadden's Europe international litigation and arbitration group. He 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.
  3. Jeffrey Sullivan KC
    2
    Jeffrey Sullivan KC
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    Jeffrey Sullivan KC 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. He is co-chair of the firm's international arbitration practice.
  4. 2
    Kate Davies McGill KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 11 Years Ranked
    Kate Davies McGill KC 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. She has recently joined the team from Allen & Overy.
  5. 2
    Matthew Weiniger KC
    Linklaters | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 19 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.
  6. Penny Madden KC
    2
    Penny Madden KC
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 12 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.
  7. Stephen Fietta KC
    2
    Stephen Fietta KC
    Fietta LLP
    Fietta LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 16 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.
  8. Anthony Sinclair
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  9. Philip A Clifford KC
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  10. Reza Mohtashami KC
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  11. Robert Volterra
    Volterra Fietta | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  12. Sophie Lamb KC
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  13. Stephen Jagusch KC
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  14. Steven Finizio
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Alejandro Escobar
    3
    Alejandro Escobar
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 17 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. Daniel Gal KC
    3
    Daniel Gal KC
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 11 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.
  3. Franz Schwarz
    3
    Franz Schwarz
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 16 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. He is also recognised for his role as arbitrator.
  4. John Savage KC
    3
    John Savage KC
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 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 entities in claims against Asian and Middle Eastern states.
  5. 3
    Louis Flannery KC
    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Mishcon de Reya LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Louis Flannery KC is head of the firm's international arbitration practice. He's 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.
  6. Mark Beeley
    3
    Mark Beeley
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 12 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.
  7. Philippa Charles
    3
    Philippa Charles
    Stewarts
    Stewarts | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Head of the firm's international department Philippa Charles is a popular choice as counsel and arbitrator for complex commercial and BIT claims. She demonstrates considerable strength in the energy and telecommunications sectors and often handles shareholder disputes.
  8. William Thomas KC
    3
    William Thomas KC
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 6 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.
  9. Andrea Menaker
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  10. Charles Claypoole
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  11. David Herlihy
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  12. Mark A Levy KC
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  13. Markus Burgstaller
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  14. Phillip Capper
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  15. Stuart Dutson
    Simmons & Simmons LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. 4
    Andy Moody
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 11 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. 4
    Edward E Poulton
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 14 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.
  3. Jeremy Wilson
    4
    Jeremy Wilson
    Covington & Burling LLP
    Covington & Burling LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 11 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.
  4. Kate Cervantes-Knox
    4
    Kate Cervantes-Knox
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 13 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.
  5. Patrick Taylor
    4
    Patrick Taylor
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 5 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.
  6. Philip Chong
    4
    Philip Chong
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 16 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.
  7. Ruth Byrne KC
    4
    Ruth Byrne KC
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 8 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.
  8. Craig Tevendale
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  9. David Goldberg
    White & Case LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  10. Dominic Roughton
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  11. Epaminontas Triantafilou
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  12. George Burn
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  13. Kieron O'Callaghan
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  14. Matthew Saunders
    Ashurst | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  15. Nicholas Peacock
    Bird & Bird | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  16. Oliver Browne
    Latham & Watkins | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  17. Robert Lambert
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  18. Sherina Petit
    Norton Rose Fulbright | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Christopher P. Moore
    5
    Christopher P. Moore
    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 2 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.
  2. Duncan Speller
    5
    Duncan Speller
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 2 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.
  3. Garreth Wong
    5
    Garreth Wong
    Shearman & Sterling LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 4 Years Ranked
    Garreth Wong of Shearman & Sterling LLP is a skilled arbitration practitioner with significant expertise handling disputes arising from Africa and South Asia. He regularly acts for multinational companies in high-value arbitration under SIAC and LCIA rules.
  4. Greg Fullelove
    5
    Greg Fullelove
    Osborne Clarke LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 6 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.
  5. Hussein Haeri
    5
    Hussein Haeri
    Withers LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 4 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. Johannes Koepp
    5
    Johannes Koepp
    Baker Botts UK LLP
    Baker Botts UK LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 12 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.
  7. 5
    Jonathan Leach
    Eversheds Sutherland | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 6 Years Ranked
    Jonathan Leach is the head of the firm's UK international arbitration practice. His practice includes recent experience acting for North African clients among a wide roster of global clients, and he serves as counsel in arbitration seated across the world, including Singapore and Switzerland.
  8. Kamal R Shah
    5
    Kamal R Shah
    Stephenson Harwood LLP
    Stephenson Harwood LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 10 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 on arbitration involving the infrastructure and hospitality sectors.
  9. 5
    Rajinder Bassi
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 15 Years Ranked
    Rajinder Bassi is head of the 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 UAE and Middle Eastern-related disputes.
  10. 5
    Steve Abraham
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5 | 11 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.
  11. Alex Panayides
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  12. Andrew Cannon
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  13. Belinda Paisley
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  14. Ben Giaretta
    Fox Williams LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  15. David Foster
    O'Melveny & Myers LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  16. Elizabeth Tout
    Dentons | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  17. Guy Pendell
    CMS | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  18. James Freeman
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  19. Marie Berard
    Clifford Chance LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  20. Matthew Coleman
    Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  21. Michael Davison
    Hogan Lovells | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  22. Peter Ashford
    Fox Williams LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  23. Richard Bamforth
    CMS | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  24. Roman Khodykin
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  25. Sarah Vasani
    CMS | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  26. Sylvia Tonova
    Jones Day | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
  27. William Hooker
    Pallas Partners LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 5
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Band 6
  1. Ben Sanderson
    6
    Ben Sanderson
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 1 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 from the energy, mining and technology sectors. He is also adept at representing States in investment treaty arbitrations.
  2. Benjamin Knowles
    6
    Benjamin Knowles
    Clyde & Co LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 9 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 out of the energy, telecoms and construction sectors.
  3. Charlie Caher
    6
    Charlie Caher
    WilmerHale
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 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.
  4. Chiraag Shah
    6
    Chiraag Shah
    Morrison Foerster
    Morrison Foerster | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Chiraag Shah of Morrison Foerster is commended for his ability to handle disputes involving the engineering and technology sectors. Recent work has included advising on proceedings related to arbitral awards, as well as ICC and SIAC arbitrations.
  5. Daniel Wilmot
    6
    Daniel Wilmot
    Stewarts
    Stewarts | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Daniel Wilmot is particularly noted for his expertise in disputes arising from Africa. He advises clients on issues involving a wide spectrum of sectors, including energy and oil and gas.
  6. Egishe Dzhazoyan
    6
    Egishe Dzhazoyan
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 4 Years Ranked
    Egishe Dzhazoyan is particularly experienced in investor-state arbitration and demonstrates strength in handling matters originating in Eastern Europe. He is adept at handling disputes brought under ECT and ICC rules.
  7. Eleni Polycarpou
    6
    Eleni Polycarpou
    Withers LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 7 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.
  8. 6
    Greg Falkof
    Mishcon de Reya LLP
    Mishcon de Reya LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 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.
  9. 6
    Ioannis Alexopoulos
    Signature Litigation LLP
    Signature Litigation LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 11 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.
  10. James Carter
    6
    James Carter
    DLA Piper LLP
    DLA Piper LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 5 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.
  11. James Stacey
    6
    James Stacey
    Slaughter and May
    Slaughter and May | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 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.
  12. Justin Williams
    6
    Justin Williams
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 19 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 of providing counsel on proceedings under UNCITRAL rules.
  13. 6
    Karel Daele
    Taylor Wessing
    Taylor Wessing | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 1 Years Ranked
    Karel Daele of Taylor Wessing has a broad practice, straddling both investor-state and commercial international arbitrations. He acts on behalf of claimants and respondents in disputes, often arising out of Africa.
  14. Kenneth Beale
    6
    Kenneth Beale
    King & Spalding International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 5 Years Ranked
    Kenneth Beale splits his time between the firm's Washington DC and London offices. He has a respected arbitration practice, handling disputes across a range of industries including energy, telecoms and financial services. He is adept at handling disputes under the auspices of institutions such as the LCIA and DIFC.
  15. Maurice Kenton
    6
    Maurice Kenton
    Clyde & Co LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Maurice Kenton advises clients on a range of arbitral disputes, with notable experience in providing counsel on matters concerning mining and energy. He routinely handles disputes under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
  16. 6
    Melanie Willems
    Haynes and Boone, LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 15 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 sector.
  17. Samantha Rowe
    6
    Samantha Rowe
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 Years Ranked
    Samantha Rowe boasts an impressive client list, which includes sovereign states and renowned international organisations such as those in the oil and gas sector. She regularly handles disputes under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
  18. Shai Wade
    6
    Shai Wade
    RPC
    RPC | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 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.
  19. Tom Canning
    6
    Tom Canning
    Milbank LLP
    Milbank LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 7 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 ICC, SIAC and LCIA, and seated across the globe. His practice focuses upon the representation of financial institutions and energy clients.
  20. Tomas Vail
    6
    Tomas Vail
    Vail Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6 | 2 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.
  21. Andrei Yakovlev
    King & Wood Mallesons | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  22. Ben Holland
    K&L Gates | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  23. Carmen Martinez Lopez
    Three Crowns LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  24. Charlie Lightfoot
    Jenner & Block LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  25. Chloe Carswell
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  26. Chris Parker KC
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  27. David Reed
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  28. Deborah H Ruff
    Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  29. Dominic Pellew
    Dentons | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  30. Duncan Bagshaw
    Howard Kennedy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  31. Gautam Bhattacharyya
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  32. Hendrik Puschmann
    Farrer & Co LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  33. James Langley
    Dentons | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  34. Jon Tweedale
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  35. Melis Acuner
    Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  36. Michelle Bradfield
    Jones Day | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  37. Monty Taylor
    Arnold & Porter | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  38. Simon Sloane
    Fieldfisher | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  39. Sophie Eyre
    Bird & Bird | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
  40. Tracey Wright
    Fieldfisher | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Band 6
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Up and Coming
  1. Conway Blake
    U
    Conway Blake
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming | 1 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.
  2. Jiries Saadeh
    U
    Jiries Saadeh
    Fietta LLP
    Fietta LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming | 2 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.
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    Nick Storrs
    Taylor Wessing
    Taylor Wessing | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Nick Storrs of Taylor Wessing has a strong track record in handling disputes under ICC and LCIA rules. He has a broad client list, which includes organisations in the infrastructure and telecommunications sectors.
  4. Philip Devenish
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    Philip Devenish
    Jones Day | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming | 2 Years Ranked
    Newly promoted partner Philip Devenish's clients include individuals, authorities and organisations that stem from a range of sectors, including healthcare and construction. He is particularly adroit at advising on ICC arbitration proceedings.
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    Philipp Kurek
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
    Kirkland & Ellis International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming | 2 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.
  6. Arish Bharucha
    Howard Kennedy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
  7. Daniel Burbeary
    Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
  8. Emma Johnson
    Ashurst | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
  9. Louise Woods
    Vinson & Elkins RLLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
  10. Naomi Briercliffe
    Allen & Overy LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
  11. Thomas Innes
    Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Up and Coming
Associates to watch
  1. Cameron Forsaith
    Eversheds Sutherland | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Associates to watch | 1 Years Ranked
    Cameron Forsaith is a principle associate in the firm's international arbitration group. His practice focuses on investment treaty arbitration and inter-state disputes. He has considerable experience bringing cases under bilateral investment treaties.
  2. Katia Finkel
    Baker McKenzie
    Baker McKenzie | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Associates to watch | 1 Years Ranked
    Katia Finkel is a senior associate in the Baker McKenzie dispute resolution team, based in London. She has a growing practice which spans both commercial and investment arbitration. Her clients include significant players in the energy and construction space.
  3. Jawad Ahmad
    Mayer Brown International LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Associates to watch
  4. Lucy Winnington-Ingram
    Reed Smith LLP | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Associates to watch
  5. Marco de Sousa
    Herbert Smith Freehills | International Arbitration
    UK 2023 | Associates to watch