Louis Castellani > Harbottle & Lewis LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Harbottle & Lewis LLP
7 Savoy Court

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Louis is a litigation partner and undertakes a broad range of commercial litigation with experience that includes acting in cases in the High Court, the appellate courts, the Copyright Tribunal public inquiries. Investigations, as well as cases under various arbitration rules. His clients include international businesses and private offices from a wide variety of industries and countries for whom he also acts in an advisory capacity on managing risk and avoiding litigation. Louis also advises the firm’s sports clients on disciplinary and arbitration proceedings, as well as on regulatory issues. Case highlights include: BNP Paribas v AHAB v Maan Al-Sanea; Saad Investments Company Ltd (in liquidation) v Maan Al-Sanea (Court of Appeal); The Litvinenko Inquest and Inquiry; Lucasfilm Ltd v Ainsworth (Supreme Court); Experience Hendrix LLC v Times Newspapers Ltd; PRS for Music v Festival Republic Ltd and LiveNation Music (UK) Ltd v Gaming International Ltd.


  • Trained Clyde & Co; qualified 2000; partner 2010; solicitor-advocate (civil)


  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


  • St Peter’s RC School;
  • King’s College London (1995, LLB)



Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

An excellent mid-market option‘, Harbottle & Lewis LLP‘s commercial litigation team routinely represents the firm’s core media, technology and entertainment sector clients in major disputes. It also acts for retail and financial sector clients, as well as HNW individuals from the firm’s renowned private capital department. Commercial litigation leader Sandi Simonsgets on top of cases’ details‘; Louis Castellani‘s caseload covers a range of contentious work; Matthew Leverton is ‘a standout litigator‘; and Sofie Hoffman acts in contentious trust and probate claims involving dishonesty allegations. In June 2023, Georgina Long and Lizzie Williams were elevated to managing associate level.