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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Jonathan Leach

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Jonathan is a Partner and International Arbitration Practice Head in the UK. He represents corporates, banks and States in a various industry sectors, with particular experience of disputes in emerging markets. Although his focus is commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, he also advises on dispute resolution mechanisms and risk mitigation strategies more generally. He was included in the inaugural Legal 500 UK International Arbitration Powerlist and is individually ranked in other leading directories. He is a Solicitor Advocate and regularly appears as advocate in arbitration hearings. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he sits as arbitrator.



London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's commercial and corporate litigation team was recently active in taking three cases to trial, with one in the Court of Appeal. Commercial dispute resolution group head in London Mark Davenport is also global international commercial disputes head; Neville Byford has over 25 years’ litigation experience; Richard Little's experience includes high-value actions in the Commercial Court; and Jonathan Leach has particular expertise in energy, trade and finance related disputes.  Lucy Webster and Tim Browning are experienced principal associates, and legal director Rachel Bennet was hired from Enyo Law LLP.

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International arbitration

Within: Leading individuals

Jonathan Leach - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: International arbitration

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises on both commercial and investor-state arbitrations, and the practice has particular experience of challenging jurisdictions in emerging markets. Jonathan Leach is the UK international arbitration and PIL head; Mark Howarth in Leeds acts in international commercial arbitration proceedings across the energy and industrials sectors; and Greg Falkof focuses on disputes in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Cameron Forsaith is an experienced principal associate and senior associate Ahmed Abdel-Hakam joined from LALIVE's Geneva office.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's investor-state arbitration practice continues to be highly sought after by states in the most significant disputes. It is acting for the state of Libya in its defence of three separate and unrelated arbitrations, brought in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.  The group also draws upon its network of international offices to advise on treaty obligations and interpretation, the status of foreign governments, state immunity, and international human rights claims. Jonathan Leach advises multinational corporates on non-contentious and contentious matters arising from their investments into and trade with emerging markets. Other key figures to note include Mark Howarth, who is representing the Islamic Republic of Iran in a long-running dispute with the USA, before the Iran-US Claims Tribunal; Greg Falkof, and senior associates Cameron Forsaith and Ahmed Abdel-Hakam.

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