Garrigues UK LLP
London EC2V 6AT
Trainee/Assistant Solicitor at Boodle Hatfield (1992-1994); Assistant Solicitor at DLA (1994-1996); Assistant Solicitor at Lovells (1997-2000); Senior Associate at Baker Botts (2000-2003); Partner at Baker Botts LLP (2004-07); Partner at Norton Rose (2007-2012); Partner at Winston Strawn (2012-2016).
Member of LCIA, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ICC: Commission on Arbitration, UK delegate; ICC Commission on International Arbitration Task Force, Co-Chair, 2009-2010; ICC Task Force on the revision of the ICC ADR Rules, ICC Expertise Rules and ICC Dispute Board Rules, 2012, ILA International Commercial Arbitration Committee, UK delegate, CEDR, IBA: Mediation Committee Co-Chair (2015), Senior Vice Chair (2013-2014) and Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Techniques Sub-Committee (2011-2012), Committees D (Arbitration and ADR) and O (International Litigation), Law Society of England and Wales, and Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates, Energy Charter Treaty Legal Advisory Task Force, LexisNexis, Arbitration Editorial Board, Spanish Arbitration Club, The International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution, a joint initiative of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, the International Mediation Institute and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law School; Arbitration Ireland, Scottish Arbitration Centre and CEA Co-Chair of Best Practices Sub-Committee on Third Party Funding.
Beijing Arbitration Commission, Bolivia Centre for Energy Arbitration, Bucharest International Arbitration Centre, Global Green Growth Institute, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong Islamic Arbitration Centre, ICDR Energy Arbitrators’ List, Istanbul International Arbitration Centre, JAMS International, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Lima Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Centre, Madrid Court of Arbitration, Ofgem Electricity Market Reform Panel of Neutrals, Perth Centre for Energy & Resources Arbitration, Santiago Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, Thailand Arbitration Centre, Vienna International Arbitration Centre, World Intellectual Property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (AMCC), Astana International Financial Centre, International Arbitration Centre (IAC), British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC), CEDR, International Islamic Mediation & Arbitration Centre and Shanghai International Arbitration Center, American Chamber of Commerce of Peru (AmCham Perú), Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), CAA International Arbitration Centre Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (LCAM).
Has acted in numerous international arbitrations both as counsel (in well over 100 matters) and arbitrator (co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator), mediator and expert determiner in relation to a wide range of industry sectors. Recognised as a ranked individual for international arbitration and ADR in leading directories, where he is described as “first class” and “good and experienced” and “an excellent specialist”, as well as having “an excellent grasp of clients’ needs” and praised as a “thoroughly solid performer” and as a “practical and legally sound lawyer who goes beyond lawyering to give good commercial advice, offering “…practical guidance that is always vested in the client’s best interests”, “out-of-the-box solutions to very complex problems” and “spot-on” advice. He is “best known for his work on energy-related disputes, but is also recognized for his financial services and public international law expertise”.
Has written extensively on international arbitration and ADR.