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Partner in commercial litigation department ‚Äď mainstream commercial litigation and international arbitration practice with a particular emphasis on the energy sector, joint venture disputes and construction disputes.


Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and Moscow 2003-05; associate solicitor Linklaters 2005-09; managing associate Linklaters 2009-13 (including secondment to BP’s dispute team 2010); partner 2013 to date.


Trinity College, Oxford (1998-2001 MA Jurisprudence); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (2001-02).


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The team at Linklaters LLP is active across inbound and outbound corporate and M&A transactions, as well as advising on financing and capital markets in India. The India group is headed up by Narayan Iyer, who focuses on financing matters and, alongside recently promoted partner Sushil Jacob, led advice to Avendus Capital on the £23m acquisition of Ocean Dial Asset Management. In another work highlight, Savi Hebbur led a team which acted for Rosneft on its $12.9bn acquisition of a minimum 49% equity stake in Essar Oil Limited. Ben Carroll is a key name to note for dispute resolution and is handling several high-profile international arbitrations. Amit Singh, previously based in Hong Kong, joined the firm's Singapore office from Allen & Overy.

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Foreign law firms

Within: Foreign law firms

Linklaters specialises in compliance and project finance work within the energy and infrastructure sectors, where it regularly acts on the lender side. Dubai-based banking and project finance expert Sarosh Mewawalla heads the team, which includes London-based compliance specialist Ben Carroll.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

The 'absolutely top-rate' practice at Linklaters LLP stands out for its multi-jurisdictional, cross-practice capability when handling large, complex cases involving top-tier UK and international companies; and the practice regularly advises clients in the financial services sector, but has seen an increase in work from the mining, telecoms, charities and technology sectors. Recent highlights include Tom Cassels leading advice to Hutchison 3G UK in its breach of contract claim in the Commercial Court against EE that involved the parties' agreement for a rollout of network infrastructure on their shared mobile telecoms network; the matter involves complex contract law issues, extensive technical evidence and has unique implications for the ongoing operation of one of the UK's major mobile telecoms networks. In other matters, Ben Carroll acted for Glencore International, a large mining concern and commodities trader, in defending it against a breach of contract claim brought by Minera las Bambas and MMG Swiss Finance that related to the sale of a large mine in South America; the dispute related to the application of indemnities given in the sale and purchase agreement and turns on the proper contractual interpretation of a number of indemnities. Michael Bennett is global dispute resolution head; and Satindar Dogra is London dispute resolution head. Also recommended are Tom Lidstrom, who is 'a class act who stands out from the crowd', Patrick Robinson, Nick Porter, and Harriet Ellis, along with Rory Conway and Susana Cao Miranda. Marc Harvey relocated from the Hong Kong office to London, while Kathryn Ludlow retired from the firm.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

'Demonstrating an impressive hands-on approach', Linklaters LLP's 'excellent service includes seamlessly working with other counsel within and outside UK, instructing non-legal experts and managing witnesses effectively'. The practice is particularly focused on disputes in the financial services, oil and gas, natural resources, and telecoms sectors; and the firm fields partners with substantial Africa experience across Anglophone, Lusophone, and Francophone Africa.Tom Lidstrom'provides a top-class service'; Matthew Weiniger QC is global international arbitration head; and Michael Bennett is global dispute resolution division head. Ben Carroll is also highly rated and Jacqueline Chaplin and  Ula Cartwright-Finch are well-regarded managing associates. Marc Harvey  relocated to London from the firm's Hong Kong office, where he was Asia regional managing partner, while Greg Reid retired from the firm.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Linklaters LLP is best known for investor-state disputes in sectors such as telecoms, energy and utilities; trade law including trade remedies and litigation; international human rights law and corporate responsibility such as alleged violations of international human rights standards; sanctions' frameworks aimed at Russia and Ukraine, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Libya, among others; and state immunity issues, frequently related to the enforcement of judgments or arbitral awards against states or state entities. Matthew Weiniger QC and Ben Carroll are the names to note. Ula Cartwright-Finch and Adrien Canivet are key managing associates. Greg Reid retired from the firm.

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Russia: Dispute resolution


Within: Litigation

Linklaters’ practice was recently bolstered by the arrival of Vladimir Melnikov from Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP; Melnikov heads the dispute resolution practice, and focuses on bankruptcy and asset recovery litigation along with regulatory investigations. Ben Carroll is the other key figure, splitting his time between London and Moscow.

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