Neil Newing > Signature Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Signature Litigation LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration, Public International Law


Neil is an international arbitration lawyer and commercial litigator with particular experience in managing high value cross-border disputes, many of which involve multiple parties and multiple jurisdictions. His practice has a particular focus on the energy sector and oil and gas disputes.

Neil has extensive experience in international commercial arbitration, including LCIA, ICC, CIETAC, SIAC, SCC, UNCITRAL, and ad hoc arbitration proceedings under the Arbitration Act 1996, as well as ancillary or enforcement proceedings before the English Courts, claims under investment treaties and cases concerning State entities and state immunity. Neil prepares all written pleadings and acts as advocate in arbitration hearings.

Neil represents clients across all sectors but has particular expertise in the energy sector and oil and gas disputes and has acted in matters involving: exploration and production, joint ventures, oilfield services, pipeline transportation, investment treaty claims and disputes concerning carbon emissions. Neil also has considerable experience in corporate and finance disputes (particularly relating to M&A transactions and shareholders’ agreements) and technology, media and telecoms disputes (including contractual disputes, royalty audits and disputes over rights).


Trained, Eversheds Sutherland 2002; qualified, 2004; Of Counsel, Signature Litigation 2017


French (fluent), German and Spanish (working knowledge)


Chartered Institute of Arbitration; Oil and Gas of the Arbitration Club; ICC Young Arbitrators; ICC National Council; BIICL


Law LLB with European Legal Studies (Hons) – Kings College London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Signature Litigation LLP‘s ‘tactical and strategic vision is unparalleled, and the practice has a great range of partners and associates‘. It fields specialist arbitration lawyers who are experienced in high-value, complex international arbitrations. Natalia Chumak has a particular focus on CIS-related matters; Ioannis Alexopoulos is well known for joint venture and shareholder disputes, business break-ups and fraud and banking disputes; and Josh Wong is recommended for security, asset tracing and enforcement actions that involve multiple jurisdictions. Counsel Neil Newing and senior associate Nick Storrs are also key advisers.