Lisa McCreath > Astraea Group > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Astraea Group Offices
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Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Regulatory Compliance and Investigations
Lisa is an Associate based in Astraea Group’s London office. Whilst she works across all of the firm’s core practice areas, her focus is commercial disputes, typically involving complex claims or civil fraud with a cross-border element. This includes arbitration, mediation and civil litigation.
Prior to joining Astraea Group, Lisa trained and practiced at a global firm that specialises in large-scale, cross-border litigation and arbitration, working between their UAE and Scotland offices. She has experience conducting litigation in the Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), UAE (acting alongside local counsel) and UK domestic Courts. In addition, her arbitration portfolio includes claims and awards rendered under many of the major arbitral institutions and rules, including LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and DIAC. Her practice is truly international having worked with clients and legal experts in the UK, Africa, France, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Gibraltar, BVI, Moldova, Ukraine, US, Canada, Singapore, Australia and the Middle East. Work highlights include the ongoing work for a group of international investors seeking recognition and enforcement of an state-investor arbitration award for USD 500 M in damages against the Republic of Kazakhstan.
She has an active interest in the evolving body of cryptocurrency and digital asset disputes. She regularly assists on both contensious and non-contensious instructions in this area. Lisa also contributes to the firm’s legal insights, which can be accessed via the Astraea Group website and LinkedIn.
2022 – Present: Associate, Astraea Group Limited, London
2018 – 2022: Associate, Dentons UKIME LLP, UK and ME
2016 – 2018: Trainee Solicitor, Dentons UKIME LLP (formally Maclay Murray & Spens LLP), Scotland
Solicitor, Law Society of Scotland, 2017 – Present
University of Aberdeen, 2011 – 2015, LLB
University of Aberdeen, 2015-2016, DPLP
‘A dynamic and innovative boutique disputes firm‘, Astraea Group was launched as an alternative business structure in 2021. The firm‘s multi-disciplinary team features the ‘immensely experienced strategist‘ James Ramsden KC (previously at 39 Essex Chambers), whose expertise covers crypto asset claims in the UK, Cayman, BVI, Singapore and New York; and Robert Bedford, who was promoted from legal director to partner in July 2023. At associate level, Lisa McCreath has ‘an amazing ability to handle complex and factually-voluminous cases‘.