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Commercial Dispute Resolution
Up and Coming
International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance (Band 2)London (Bar)
Shipping & Commodities (Band 4)
Practice Areas: Commercial litigation and arbitration: Energy, joint ventures, commodities and trade, telecoms, mining and oil exploration disputes. Emerging market expertise, particularly Russia and CIS, Brazil and China. Frequently appear in English courts and international arbitrations - LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, CIETAC and ad hoc. Applications to High Court in support of arbitration, particularly freezing injunctions and anti-suit injunctions; jurisdiction disputes; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in England; actions against sovereign states. Shipping and international trade: Regularly instructed in disputes arising out of charterparties and bills of lading; shipbuilding, principally in China; marine insurance. Commercial Court and LMAA and LCIA arbitrations. Civil Fraud: particular expertise in high value fraud disputes from Russia and CIS in LCIA arbitrations and in High Court litigation.
Professional Memberships: COMBAR, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association, RCAN, LCIA.
Personal: Education: Trinity College, Cambridge (History). Languages: Advanced Spanish and French; good spoken Mandarin. Frequent speaker at arbitration events in China.