Johanne Cox > Shoosmiths LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
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Commercial Litigation, Partner


Dr Johanne Cox is a Partner in the London office of Shoosmiths and leads the international arbitration practice. Alongside counsel work, Johanne sits as an arbitrator and has been appointed Chairperson, Sole Arbitrator and Co-Arbitrator.

Johanne is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an Accredited Mediator. She has 20 years’ experience in international arbitration and represents clients on arbitrations across regions and on various types of disputes including construction, energy, technology, corporate and finance. Johanne worked and practiced in Africa and the Middle East from 2010-2020 – in Egypt, the UAE and Qatar – and, before this, at leading international law firms in London. In addition to handling commercial arbitrations, Johanne is a leading expert in investment law and investment treaty arbitration. She holds a doctorate in international law and has represented both foreign investors and states in investment treaty disputes concerning large-scale infrastructure and energy projects. Her book, Expropriation in Investment Treaty Arbitration (2019), is a global publication.

Chambers Global (2017) comments, “she is well respected by her peers and has a notable track record on complex and high-value international arbitrations,” “she receives praise from sources for her commendable strength in this field”. Recognised in Chambers Global (2016), “Johanne Cox continues to develop a strong reputation in international arbitrations. She has particular expertise in investment treaty arbitrations, having represented a number of clients before ICSID”. Legal 500 (2016) described her as “very reliable and highly experienced” and Legal 500 (2013) as “very experienced and knowledgeable”.