Aoife Keane > ONTIER LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Halton House
20-23 Holborn




Aoife is an international arbitration and litigation specialist with over 15 years’ experience in complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She advises high-net-worth, SME and large corporate clients in relation to a broad range of industry sectors including financial markets, energy and natural resources and technology. She has particular expertise in China-related disputes, having worked for a period in Hong Kong and been instructed by Chinese parties in relation to a number of complex actions relating to energy and international trade. Aoife has extensive international arbitration experience under the rules of most of the major arbitral institutions (including the LCIA, LMAA, ICC and SIAC). Aoife has been recognised as a key lawyer by the Legal 500, in which she has been described as “proactive” and with “great commercial sense”. Aoife trained at K&L Gates and has worked in disputes departments of major city and US practices including Stephenson Harwood and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

With a notable track record in mega-value arbitration cases, ONTIER LLP‘s London practice recently hired Aoife Keane as partner from Seddons, while also promoting Felicity Potter to the partnership. Keane has particular expertise in China-related disputes, while Potter’s experience includes acting before various arbitral forums under all the major arbitral rules. A ‘senior partner with huge experience and great client-handling skills‘, Oliver Cain acts in cases throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and North America.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

ONTIER LLP‘s growing London disputes practice is able to leverage the office’s significant technology disputes practice, which is particularly active in the crypto disputes space. In addition to his fraud disputes credentials, Oliver Cain‘s recent workload encompasses accounting, banking and finance, commodities, digital assets, energy, IT, real estate, and shipping-related claims; Felicity Potter acts in high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes; and Aoife Keane is an international arbitration and litigation specialist. Senior associate Nicholas Dawson maintains a broad commercial disputes practice.