ROAP EMEA – 2020 EDITION
Are you keen to develop your oral advocacy skills, do you wish to hone your cross-examination techniques? Are you ready to engage with remote hearings? Would you like to be mentored by leading international arbitration advocates?
If the answers are YES, then this programme is for you: apply here. For the EMEA edition, priority is given to practitioners based in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa with at least three years of experience, as well as colleagues in North America. Places are limited.
Please meet the ROAP 2020 faculty, comprising leading international arbitration counsel based across Europe and Washington D.C., who also regularly sit as arbitrators, and senior quantum experts:
From left to right and top to bottom, we are fortunate to have Manish Aggarwal, Ruth Byrne, Cecilia Carrara, Ian Clemmence, Philip Dunham, Andrew Flower, José Manuel García Represa, Simon Greenberg, Jacob Grierson, Alexandra Johnson, Bartosz Krużewski, Sofia Martins, Anke Meier, Reza Mohtashami QC, Patrizia Netal, Sirshar Qureshi, Luke Sobota, Luke Steadman, Erica Stein, Małgorzata Surdek, Angeline Welsh. Their short bios are set out below.
Manish Aggarwal, a partner in the London office of Three Crowns, is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Indian advocate. He has extensive experience representing and conducting advocacy for corporations and States in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in a broad range of sectors (including energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and technology) under all major arbitration rules. Manish is recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a “Future Leader” in Arbitration and in Legal 500 UK as a “Next Generation Partner” in both the International Arbitration and Public International Law sections.
He also has experience as an arbitrator, recently serving as a sole arbitrator in a Singapore-seated SIAC arbitration and a party-appointed arbitrator in a London-seated ICC arbitration.
Manish served as a member of the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration (2014-2016), and is presently serving on the Steering Committee of the Young Group for the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration. He taught International and Comparative Arbitration at Queen Mary University’s School of International Arbitration and International Investment Law at King’s College School of Law (Master of Laws program).
Manish studied law and humanities at National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR) University of Law in India (including a semester at University of New South Wales in Australia), and holds a post-graduate diploma in international arbitration (with distinction) from Queen Mary University of London.
Cecilia Carrara has significant experience in the field of national and international, commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc, acting as counsel and as arbitrator. She further represents international and Italian companies in arbitration-related proceedings in front of the national courts, such as recognition and enforcement proceedings of arbitral awards. Cecilia has been admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court.
Cecilia also focuses on mergers & acquisitions, extraordinary corporate transactions and commercial contracts, mainly representing foreign clients investing in Italy. In particular, Cecilia is responsible for the Legance German desk, having a specific focus on German speaking countries and Eastern Europe. Cecilia is pro bono partner at Legance and coordinates the corporate social activities of the Firm.
Cecilia is a member of the Steering Committee of the Pledge and the IBA Task Force in charge of reviewing the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. She is co-founder of ArbIt (the Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR) and member of its Advisory Board. She has been a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from July 2015 until January 2020, of the Board Council of ICC Italy from January 2018 until May 2019, co-chair of the arbitration working group of ASLA (the Association of Italian Law Firms) from January 2014 to November 2019 and Vice Chair of the Host Committee of the IBA Annual Conference held in Rome in October 2018. She has also been a member of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes. Cecilia is also a member of DIS and has been in charge of reviewing the translation into Italian of the new DIS Rules as well as the update of the translation into German of the new Rules of the Milan Chamber of Arbitration. As from May 2020 she is member of the PROLAW advisory board (Rule of Law for Development Program - Loyola University Chicago School of Law).
Ian is a Partner in PwC’s London based Forensic Services practice, where he is responsible for leading a range of valuation, litigation dispute and investigation cases. Ian has over nineteen years of disputes, audit, corporate finance, investigation, financial modelling, report writing and statistical analysis experience. He has managed the production of over 100 expert reports, focused on a range of issues across multiple industries and territories, often with a particular focus on energy, oil and gas and construction, including claims arising out of investment treaties. Ian has been appointed as expert on a number of matters (both litigation and arbitration) and given oral evidence on a number of occasions, mostly recently testifying in an ICC arbitration. Ian also has experience of mediations, managing global investigations, corruption reviews and audits under UK GAAP, IFRS and US GAAP. Ian has been engaged to act as expert in a number of forums, including the UK High Court and under ICC Rules.
Philip Dunham has concentrated his practice in international arbitration since 1992. His principal activity has been acting as counsel in numerous commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, whether ad hoc (including under the UNCITRAL Rules), or under the rules of the ICC, the LCIA, the SCC, or ICSID. Mr. Dunham has particular experience advising on construction and engineering disputes covering a broad range of commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. Mr. Dunham also has extensive experience handling joint venture, oil & gas, energy, and military procurement disputes in respect of which he has regularly acted for and against state entities. Mr. Dunham has also served as arbitrator (including as an emergency arbitrator) in several significant arbitrations.
Mr. Dunham is a regular speaker at various conferences and seminars on international arbitration in Europe, Asia, and the United States. He has also published numerous articles on international arbitration. Mr. Dunham is admitted to England and Wales Bar and registered as a Foreign Lawyer at the Paris Bar. He is fluent in English and French.
Andrew Flower is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations in Paris. He has more than 25 years of experience in forensic accounting and in providing expert evidence in international arbitration (commercial and investor state). He has been listed as a leading expert witnesses in international arbitration in Europe by “Who’s Who Legal,” since inception of the list and is equally recognised as a Thought Leader in International Arbitration.
Mr. Flower has provided expert evidence in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of institutions including ICC, ICDR, ICSID, DIAC, NAI, DIS, and under UNCITRAL rules. He has provided written evidence in over 150 disputes, and has testified and been cross-examined on his evidence before tribunals in New York, Washington DC, London, Paris, Stockholm, The Hague, Geneva, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore and Brisbane.
Throughout his career, Mr. Flower has also provided advice to parties in post transaction disputes, both in connection with arbitrations and in the context of expert determinations. He acted both as an advisor to one of the parties and as the appointed determining expert.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Flower was the global head of the disputes practice in one of the Big Four accounting firms working out of their Paris, New York and London offices. Mr. Flower has also been appointed as an independent expert by the ICC Centre of Expertise and as a tribunal appointed expert in an ICC arbitration. Mr. Flower has also acted as mediator in a royalty dispute.
In addition to his work in arbitration, Mr. Flower assisted Vivendi as a defendant in their long running class action suit in the New York Courts and has provided written expert evidence in matters before the English High Court. He was also one of the senior advisors to the Kuwait Government in the assessment of corporate claims for damages arising from the First Gulf War.
Mr. Flower earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of York. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is a native English and fluent French speaker.
José Manuel García Represa is a partner at Dechert’s Paris office. He is a specialist in international commercial and investment arbitration, with a particular focus on cases involving Europe and Latin America. He has represented parties in disputes arising out of contracts and investments in the electricity sector (generation and distribution), oil & gas, mining, construction, post-M&A purchase price adjustments, joint ventures, telecommunications, insurance and risk coverage, sales and distribution contracts, and investment disputes. Mr. García Represa also serves as arbitrator. He has experience in cases involving multiple jurisdictions and procedural rules and has appeared before ICC, ICSID and ad hoc-UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals.
He is a regular speaker at numerous conferences, seminars and courses in Europe, the US and Latin America. In 2018, he was appointed member of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes. Mr. García Represa is admitted to the Madrid, Paris, and New York Bars. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and French.
Simon Greenberg is a Partner with Clifford Chance's international arbitration group in Paris. He represents clients in international arbitrations and acting as arbitrator. His experience covers all major arbitral institutions and a range of sectors, notably including technology/IP/telecoms; mining & metals; energy; and aviation (especially helicopters). He has extensive recent experience of arbitrations involving issues of corruption and the breach compliance rules and undertakings.
Before joining Clifford Chance in early 2012, he spent four years as Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, having previously practiced with leading international arbitration teams in Paris and Australia. He has authored or co-authored over 30 articles on international arbitration and two books: "International Commercial Arbitration: An Asia Pacific Perspective" (Cambridge 2011) and "The Secretariat's Guide to ICC Arbitration" (ICC 2012). Simon lectures on international arbitration at Sciences Po in Paris since 2008 and is a Visiting Professor of international arbitration at Hong Kong University since 2011. He was a Court Member (Australia) of the ICC International Court of Arbitration 2012-2018 and an Australian Government delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law 2014-2016.
Jacob Grierson heads Asafo & Co.‘s international arbitration practice and is based in the Firm’s Paris office. His practice is focused on representing clients in relation to a wide range of arbitrations, including disputes arising out of the oil and gas, mining, power, construction, telecom and pharmaceutical industries. Jacob has represented clients in matters involving foreign investment disputes, joint venture disputes, post-merger and acquisition disputes, licensing disputes and distribution and franchising disputes, among others.
A graduate of Balliol College, Oxford University and the College of Europe in Bruges, and a qualified English barrister and French avocat, Mr Grierson has extensive experience in arbitrations under the ICC Rules of Arbitration, as well as in many other types of arbitrations (ad hoc, ICSID, HKIAC and LCIA). He has acted as arbitrator (sole arbitrator, president and co-arbitrator) in a number of arbitrations. Additionally, he is a CEDR qualified mediator.
Mr Grierson is Vice-President of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Center (CIMAC), a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and a Member of the ICC Arbitration Commission and sits on the editorial board of the IBA Arbitration Committee’s Newsletter. He is also the co-author of the book “Arbitrating under the 2012 ICC Rules: An Introductory User's Guide”, published by Kluwer Law International. He teaches at a number of universities, including the College of Europe.
Mr Grierson is fluent in English and French.
Alexandra Johnson is a Partner at Bär & Karrer with over 18 years of experience in international arbitration. She has acted as counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (eg, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Swiss Rules, CAS) in various matters such as international joint venture agreements, long term gas supply contracts, construction and engineering, distribution and licensing, sale of goods, pharmaceutical, M&A and sport-related disputes. Alexandra Johnson has also acted as chair, sole and co-arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings. She is on the panel of arbitrators of the ICC Swiss Commission of Arbitration and ADR. Moreover, Alexandra Johnson frequently advises clients on Swiss contract law and represents parties in enforcement or setting aside proceedings before Swiss cantonal courts and before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court. She also regularly acts before state courts for litigation cases.
Alexandra Johnson is dual national Swiss and Jamaican. She graduated summa cum laude in 1997 from the Law School of Neuchâtel University and holds an LLM (2001) from Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar). She is admitted to the Geneva and New York bars.
Alexandra Johnson regularly speaks and writes on international arbitration topics and holds a number of positions in arbitral institution. She is a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution. She is a Co-Chair of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Geneva Local Group and a member of the ASA marketing committee. She is also part of the Academic Council of the Swiss Arbitration Academy and an immediate past member of the board of ArbitralWomen.
Alexandra Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Ltd., as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the LICR Fund, Inc.
Alexandra Johnson received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Arbitration Association for her role as co-chair of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Young & International from 2007 to 2010. She is also a past member of ICDR Y&I's global advisory board (2010-2013). Alexandra Johnson is listed in Legal 500 and in Who's Who Legal's global ranking for all arbitration practitioners.
Bartosz Krużewski, head of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice in Continental Europe at Clifford Chance and a partner in Warsaw, specialises in international arbitration. His experience includes advising renewable energy, financial, oil and gas and transportation clients in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. For the past six years, Bartosz has been the President of the Arbitration Committee at ICC Poland and a member of the Board of ICC Poland. Bartosz is a member of the ICC and the ICC Commission and an arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
Bartosz is recognised by independent legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA, as one of the market leaders in both litigation and arbitration.
Sofia Martins heads the disputes practice at Miranda & Associados.
Sofia sits on the board of the Portuguese Arbitration Association since 2014. She has also been an officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee and co-editor of the IBA International Arbitration Guide since March 2017 and is a member of the ICC Arbitration and ADR Committee. In July 2020 she was appointed to chair the board of the arbitration Center of Concórdia. Previously she was one of the co-chairs for CEA-40 and APASub40, having also sat on the board of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2012 – 2019).
Sofia represents clients in a wide range of civil, commercial and investment disputes, ranging from construction to energy, in Portugal and abroad, also acting as arbitrator, both in domestic and international disputes.
Anke Meier, partner in the Frankfurt office of Noerr, co-heads the firm-wide Litigation, Arbitration & ADR Practice. She is admitted to practice as an attorney in Germany and New York and has practiced in the U.S., the Netherlands and Germany.
She has broad experience in commercial and investment arbitration with a particular focus on disputes in the energy sector. Her practice comprises primarily large and complex international cases with a regional focus on the U.S. and Eastern Europe; however, she also has experience with disputes involving Asian and African parties. She is frequently involved in post-M&A disputes, construction/infrastructure disputes and disputes arising out of supply contracts in different industries.
Anke Meier has acted as counsel and local co-counsel in more than 60 arbitration cases conducted under various arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She has experience with expedited arbitrations and applications for interim measures. Besides acting as counsel, she serves as arbitrator on a regular basis. Further, she advises clients in arbitration-related proceedings filed before domestic courts for recognition/enforcement of awards, jurisdictional disputes and challenges. Anke Meier also advises clients in complex German-U.S. litigation, including the international taking of evidence and discovery.
Anke Meier is a member of the arbitration council of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), a member of the executive board of the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) and chairs the German chapter of the international section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
As of 2013, Anke Meier has been appointed by the Federal Republic of Germany as Conciliator of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Patrizia Netal, is a co-founder and partner at KNOETZL, a leading Austrian firm specialized in arbitration, litigation, alternative dispute resolution and business crime. Patrizia has extensive experience in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under the DIS, ICC, VIAC and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. She acts both as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations and has been involved in numerous large-scale projects across the SEE and CEE region, with a substantial focus on construction and engineering, post-M&A disputes, aviation, distributorship and international sales contracts.
Since January 2020, Patrizia is a member of the Board of VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre). She is Co-Director of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the world’s largest international arbitration event that annually brings more than 4,000 international arbitration practitioners to Vienna. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in this year’s cancellation of the event in Vienna, in April 2020, she organized the first Virtual Vis Moot with 560 remote hearings conducted in 6 days. Patrizia is Austria’s Steering Committee member of the Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA – The Pledge) and she also lectures on arbitration subjects at the Austrian Arbitration Academy of the University of Vienna. Patrizia is co-author of the Vienna Protocol – A Practical Checklist for Remote Hearings (VIAC; edition 2020) and of the VIAC Handbook Vienna Rules, A Practitioner’s Guide (edition 2019).
Sirshar leads PwC’s CEE/CIS Dispute Advisory Centre of Excellence in CEE, Russia and the CIS. He has 27 years of experience which covers many aspects of accounting and financial matters, including loss of profits claims, construction claims, claims arising following acquisitions and sales of businesses, insurance claims, fraud prevention, integrity due diligence, and financial investigation.
He has prepared many expert reports for local arbitration, courts and for international arbitration cases involving issues in Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Romania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Poland, Russia and Turkmenistan. He has been instructed to act as an expert on behalf of claimants, respondents and the prosecutor's office, as well as for tribunals. He been involved in commercial and investor-state disputes and criminal proceedings, and has been asked to act as an expert determinant on share purchase agreement disputes. Sirshar regularly testifies in international arbitration cases, having testified in London, Paris, Bucharest, Belgrade, the Hague, Zagreb and Washington, DC; and has been instructed by many of the top international law firms.
Sirshar is a regular speaker at International Arbitration conferences on the topic of damages. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Luke Sobota is a founding partner of Three Crowns and managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office. He represents private and sovereign clients in some of their largest and most important commercial, investor-state, and inter-state arbitrations. Luke also has 20 years of experience litigating international issues in U.S. courts.
Luke’s practice experience spans the energy, financial, construction, and technology sectors, and includes the successful prosecution of one of the largest ICC cases in history. His investment arbitrations have involved multi-billion-dollar claims pertaining to expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, and denial of justice. He is also representing sovereign clients on vital issues of public international law.
Luke is ranked by Chambers and Partners, which describes him as an “‘extraordinarily intelligent’” attorney who “draws extensive praise for his advocacy skills, with clients affirming that ‘his analysis and strategic view is outstanding.’” Who’s Who has recognized Luke as “‘a very sharp intellectual’ with broad expertise in commercial and investor-state arbitrations” and that he “‘is praised for his ‘fantastic analytical and writing abilities.’” Legal 500 writes that Luke “‘is extremely smart and a great strategic thinker’ and is an ‘excellent draftsman.’”
Luke is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He also teaches courses on international arbitration at American University and the University of Miami. Among other publications, he is the co-author with former ICJ President Stephen M. Schwebel of the second edition of International Arbitration: Three Salient Problems (Cambridge University Press 2020). He also co-authored General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford University Press 2017).
Luke previously worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advised and prepared formal legal opinions for executive branch officials on a range of constitutional, international, and administrative law issues. He earned his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, after which he clerked for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Luke Steadman is a Partner in Alvarez & Marsal’s disputes and investigations practice, specialising in accounting expert evidence for international arbitration and domestic litigation. He has more than 25 years’ experience as forensic accounting expert witness across Europe, Asia and the United States.
He has acted as both party-appointed and tribunal-appointed expert on numerous matters and been cross examined on more than 30 occasions in hearings under ICC, LCIA, Hong Kong, Dubai and other Arbitration Rules, and in the High Court in London. His written and oral evidence principally includes considerations of quantum and damage; valuation of assets and businesses; the accounting treatment of complex transactions under International, US and UK Accounting Standards and Principles; and the application of International Auditing Standards.
Mr. Steadman is recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a leading Expert in International Arbitration and by Chambers and Partners as a “Band 1” Forensic Accountant . Recent arbitration matters have included the valuation of assets and businesses following sales transactions; considering the sufficiency of working capital following an acquisition; assessment of insolvency issues following changes to a funding agreement; determining the impact of unauthorized imports on an exclusive distribution agreement; and unpicking complex transactions and flows of funds through Hong Kong and Chinese companies in connection with a significant inward investment.
As an expert in accounting and valuation, Mr. Steadman also provides expert evidence in domestic courts and has appeared in the High Court on many occasions. He continues to receive instruction in High Court matters and has also appeared as an expert on accounting concepts and principles in the First-tier Tax Tribunal. He has led accounting investigations on both sides of the Atlantic, and in the US he has considerable experience in dealing with US regulators and prosecutors following investigations of fraud and accounting irregularities at major US companies.
Mr. Steadman has degrees from Durham University and in law from the University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and a member of the International Bar Association.
Erica Stein focuses her practice on international arbitration, including both commercial and investment arbitration matters. Ms. Stein’s work focuses on disputes in the life sciences space, as well as disputes involving the interplay between arbitration and EU law, particularly in the investment treaty context. Ms. Stein also has particular expertise in issues relating to the enforcement of arbitral awards and agreements under the New York Convention.
Ms. Stein has also sat as arbitrator in numerous proceedings, having acted as Chair, Sole Arbitrator or co-arbitrator in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, CEPANI, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, and the German Institution of Arbitration. Ms. Stein is also on the list of arbitrators of several further arbitral institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
Ms. Stein is recognized as an expert for her broad work experience in all aspects of arbitral practice. Ms. Stein has been selected to The International Who’s Who – Arbitration every year since 2012, garnering praise for her “incisive and insightful comments” and “strategic acumen,” and because “she is very good at what she does.” Ms. Stein has also been selected by clients and peers as a “Thought Leader” among practitioners. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 and 2019.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Stein worked for six years at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, before spending six years at the premier arbitration boutique in Belgium.
Ms. Stein is the Vice President of the DIS Arbitration Council (German Arbitration Institute) and a member of the Task Force for the Revision of the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence. She also represents Belgium at the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and, in this capacity, was part of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings. Ms. Stein serves on the Academic Committee of the CEPANI (the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation) and the Editorial Board of b-Arbitra, the Belgian Review of Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer). Ms. Stein also served for six years on the Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR, four of which as Vice President.
Malgorzata Anna Surdek is a partner and head of dispute resolution at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Poland. She has over 20 years of experience in resolving disputes in the construction, energy, mining, telecommunications, banking and insurance sectors. Małgorzata regularly acts as counsel in international commercial arbitrations and international investment arbitrations. She occasionally acts as an arbitrator in arbitrations administered by the ICC, the Arbitration Court at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Lewiatan Arbitration Court and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.
Małgorzata is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the Arbitration Commission at ICC Poland and the Arbitration Commission of the Polish Bar Council.
The international legal directories The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe recommend Malgorzata as a leading specialist in the field of dispute resolution and insurance. According to Chambers, clients are impressed with “the way she leads the case and her team, as well as the way she formulates her argumentation”. They admire the fact that “she focused on the right things and devised a strong strategy for the hearings”, praise her as “perfect in negotiations”, and commend her “business-oriented attitude”. Malgorzata speaks fluent Polish, English and French.
Angeline is a commercial litigator with over 15 years of experience and specific expertise in international arbitration. She has appeared (unled) before the English Commercial Court, the English Court of Appeal and conducted substantial advocacy before both commercial and investment treaty arbitral tribunals. She has also appeared (led) before the Supreme Court and the Privy Council, as well as various courts in the Caribbean. In addition, Angeline has substantial experience in handling cases involving issues of public law, constitutional law and human rights law.
Prior to being called to the English Bar in 2015, Angeline was Counsel and Solicitor Advocate with a major international law firm. She has litigated a broad range of commercial disputes, including those in the energy, telecoms, financial, construction, manufacturing and shipping sectors, before the English courts, courts in the commonwealth and arbitral tribunals under the LCIA, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and BVI IAC rules. Angeline also regularly sits as arbitrator.
In 2020, Angeline was recognised as a Global Leader for Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, having been recommended for some time as both a Thought Leader and Leading Junior at the English Bar for arbitration. She is described in Chambers 2020 (UK and Global) as having an “impressive mastery of the details of the case and of technical legal arguments” as well as “[e]xtremely hands-on, approachable and a real team player.” Angeline was named as a ‘Star at the Bar’ by Legal Week in recognition of her “excellent judgement and leadership qualities” and not being frightened to tackle novel and difficult areas of law, or “to deal head-on with the more complicated aspects of a case”.