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Akin Gump LLP
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Partner; Litigation


With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Williams is a recognised leader in energy disputes. He handles complex international disputes, both in international arbitration and before the English High Court. Mr. Williams has acted in international arbitrations under the major arbitral rules all over the world, including in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, CIS, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In conjunction with local counsel, Mr. Williams has also acted in international litigation in jurisdictions, including Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and the Indian subcontinent.

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Publications include: Emerging Markets Private Equity Association: Investor State Arbitration – August 2020; Global Arbitration Review: The new LCIA Rules: Worth the wait? – August 2020; Global Arbitration Review:  Practical steps to address cybersecurity – February 2020; Annual UK Chapter for PLC’s Arbitration procedures and practice in the UK (England and Wales): overview from 2016 to 2020.


B.A., University of Bristol, 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

(Leading individuals)

Justin WilliamsAkin Gump LLP

Transactional powerhouse Akin Gump LLP‘s oil and gas group has an ‘excellent‘ track record acting in high-value and cross-border energy M&A, disputes, restructurings, and regulatory work. The group has significant global project financing expertise and advises across the full life-cycle of upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas work. The team has extensive experience working in emerging markets with Weyinmi Popo and private equity specialist Shaun Lascelles focusing on Africa mandates and Simon Rootsey in Latin America. London international arbitration head Justin Williams is another key name, working with Hamish Lal and counsel Jenny Arlington on the contentious side. Transactional head Julian Nichol left to join Watson Farley & Williams LLP in September 2021.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Justin WilliamsAkin Gump LLP

Akin Gump LLP‘s ‘superb‘ practice has deep-rooted sector expertise in the energy, technology and construction industries. Leading the firm’s worldwide international arbitration practice from London, Justin Williams is an energy disputes specialist, particularly in relation to Russia. London disputes head Richard Hornshaw is highly rated for financial services disputes; Hamish Lal acts in major construction arbitrations; and Kambiz Larizadeh is a civil fraud expert. At counsel level, Jenny Arlington is noted for high-value, complex international arbitrations under most of the main arbitral rules.