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Louis is a partner and the firm's head of arbitration. He specialises in arbitration and litigation in all industry sectors and in all fora with a particular emphasis on fraud and/or conflict law issues in litigation work. He has extensive experience of international arbitration and litigation in England and in many foreign jurisdictions. As a practising solicitor advocate, he has undertaken advocacy before international tribunals and courts (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the USA) and the High Court and Court of Appeal. Louis has advised on disputes in respect of some 50 different jurisdictions. He advises a wide range of clients from banks, governments, corporations and individuals. Types of arbitration include: joint ventures; shipping and charterparties; commodities; banking; engineering; film and television; general contract with a particular specialism in enforcement of awards and investment treaty claims. Louis is co-author of the leading text, 'Arbitration Act 1996' (4th edition), and a visiting lecturer on arbitration at Reading and Southampton Universities.
Arbitration, ADR, mediation; Litigation - commercial; Public international law