Lawrence Northmore-Ball > Carter-Ruck > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Lawrence is a Senior Associate at Carter-Ruck. He acts for both claimants and defendants across Carter-Ruck’s core practice areas, international law, media and commercial disputes. He advises domestic and international clients on international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and litigation before the courts of England and a variety of other jurisdictions.

His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration matters, including ICSID, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and other investment-treaty and commercial arbitration. Lawrence also has experience of managing overseas litigation on behalf of clients.

Lawrence also has considerable experience advising clients on issues with an international law dimension, including complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and advising on television broadcast licensing and regulatory arrangements in the EU and EEA post-Brexit.

As a Russian speaker, Lawrence frequently advises on matters with a Russia/CIS dimension.

Lawrence has advised on commercial litigation cases in the English Courts and has considerable experience of advising on media and defamation matters.




Lawrence graduated with a First in Modern and Medieval Languages (Russian and German) from Cambridge University. He spent a semester teaching English at the St Petersburg Classical High School and a semester as a student at Novosibirsk State University in Russia.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Carter-Ruck‘s London team handles arbitrations before major international forums, with its geographical coverage including South Asia, Eastern Europe/CIS and the Middle East. International arbitration head Cameron Doley regularly leads large-scale arbitration claims, while consultant Alasdair Pepper manages complex international arbitrations. Lawrence Northmore-Ball and François Holmey are experienced senior associates.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

Carter-Ruck‘s international law team is widely praised for its expertise in advising clients who are the subject of targeted sanctions and restrictive measures at domestic, EU or international levels. International law head Guy Martin is ‘an outstanding international lawyer‘; senior partner Cameron Doley acts in cases before the United Nations, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights; and Alasdair Pepper‘s client base includes companies, state heads and political figures. At senior associate level, Charles Enderby Smith advises on international sanctions, while François Holmey and Lawrence Northmore-Ball both act in large PIL cases.