Arbitration, especially international arbitration, has long been a significant part of the work of many members of Chambers.

Members have experience of arbitration under all of the main arbitral regimes (for example, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the ICC Arbitration Rules, and the LMAA Terms) and leading institutions (for example, the LCIA, the ICA, the PCA, and the HKIAC). They handle both commercial arbitration and treaty-based investor-State arbitration (and in relation to the latter can draw on extensive academic expertise within Chambers).

Members of Chambers often act as co-counsel, working with lawyers in private practice or in government from around the world.

Members act both as arbitral counsel and as arbitrators.

Recent examples of members’ experience include:

LCIA commercial arbitration relating to deadlock between a Singaporean company and a Vietnamese company arising out of the provision of corporate services.

US$200m ICC commercial arbitration between South American state-owned oil company and a joint-venturer state concerning the cancellation of shares.

Defending a State in Geneva-seated investor-State arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, brought by petroleum conglomerate complaining of regulatory changes.

Libyan Investment Authority v. Kingdom of Belgium:  Acting for the claimant in this ICSID claim alleging breaches of treaty obligations in relation to treatment of assets frozen under UN sanctions, and the bringing of criminal proceedings.

US$400m ICSID arbitration concerning a metals smelting project in the Caribbean.

LMAA Terms commercial arbitration arising from commodity trading contracts between Cypriot and Swiss companies and involving allegations as to the impact of US and EU sanctions.

Multi-million € LCIA arbitration concerning breach of an international distribution agreement between UK and Italian companies involving issues of frustration, repudiatory breach and the calculation of loss of a chance damages.

ICC arbitration in London arising from coal-trading contracts in the CIS.

Commercial arbitration concerning multi-million £ losses in connection with state-wide renewables and recycling facilities in the Caribbean.

Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre arbitration between Trinidad and Tobago company and Philippines company for breach of a contract to supply pre-fabricated housing units.

National Gas Company v Super Industrial Services: litigation in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago to set aside an arbitrator’s interim award in an arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules concerning construction of a water recycling plant.

Advising a State on €150m arbitral claim against defence contractor for alleged secret commissions.

Defending a State against LCIA arbitral claim arising from alleged breaches of duty to contractors under citizenship-by-investment scheme.

Maharaj v Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (Privy Council), litigation about the impact of freedom of information legislation on arbitral confidentiality.

Advising as to US $2bn LCIA arbitral claim arising from sale of assets in the Russian energy sector.

UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules arbitration in Port of Spain, Trinidad concerning termination of drilling company’s licence and ejection from oil field on suspicion of overstating production.

Acting in two parallel LCIA arbitrations in excess of US$500m arising from Share Purchase Agreements in connection with a large oil concession in Africa.

Betamax Ltd v State Trading Corporation [2022] 1 All E.R. (Comm) 1 (Privy Council, on appeal from Mauritius), concerning the court’s power to set aside an award under article 34 of the UNCITRAL Model Arbitration Law.


Arbitration barristers

Mark Strachan KC SC

Call: 1969Silk: 1987 | SC: 2013 (HK)

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Peter Knox KC

Call: 1983Silk: 2006

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Jeffrey Golden KC (Hon)*

Call: 1978Silk: 2022

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Thomas Roe KC

Call: 1995Silk: 2014

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Tom Poole KC

Call: 2001Silk: 2021

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Daniel Feetham KC

Call: 1994Silk: 2016 (Gibraltar)

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Matthew Happold

Call: 1995

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Richard Samuel

Call: 1996

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Robert Strang

Call: 2003

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Rowan Pennington-Benton

Call: 2008

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Benjamin Channer

Call: 2008

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Christopher Loxton

Call: 2009

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Charles Sorensen

Call: 2011 (England & Wales) 2015 (Jersey)

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Charlotte Pope-Williams

Charlotte Pope-Williams

Call: 2011

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Jas Jandu

Call: 2014 (Barrister) | 2004 (Solicitor)

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Alexandra Sidossis

Call: 2016

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Daniel Goldblatt

Call: 2017

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Georgia Purnell

Call: 2018

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Samuel McNeil

Call: 2018

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Adam Riley

Call: 2018

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Anna Lancy

Call: 2021

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Rory Turnbull

Call: 2021

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Nicholas Leah

Call: 2022

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