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International Dispute Resolution


Aimee-Jane Lee is an international counsel in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group and is based in the London office. Her practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and litigation, and public international law.

Ms. Lee has advised private clients and states across multiple jurisdictions (notably in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe) and a number of industries, including mining, construction, hospitality, advertising and, especially, energy. She has represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the auspices of the main institutions and governed by a variety of substantive and procedural legal systems.

Ms. Lee advises on the international protection of investments (notably under bilateral investment treaties, the Energy Charter Treaty and investor-state contracts) and represents her clients in associated disputes. She has also advised extensively on maritime boundary issues, treaty drafting and interpretation, the interaction between public international law and domestic law, international sanctions and human rights. Following a six-month secondment to the legal department of Liberty, the human rights organisation, she has continued to work, pro bono, on human rights issues, notably in relation to proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights and submissions to the United Nations.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Rising stars)

Aimee-Jane LeeDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

A go-to firm for international arbitration‘, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s London group is routinely instructed on high-stakes mandates. Former UK Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith KC has longstanding experience in representing private parties and sovereign states in groundbreaking international arbitrations; London and Hong Kong-based Tony Dymond is ‘excellent for construction-related disputes‘; and commercial and investor-state arbitration expert Samantha Rowe and the ‘very impressivePatrick Taylor both work between the firm’s London and Paris offices. Within the firm’s international counsel pool, Gavin Chesneyhandles very sophisticated commercial arbitration issues‘, while Robert HooseAimee-Jane Lee and Conway Blake are also integral to the firm’s international arbitration offering. Laith NajjarShreya ArenMaxim Osadchiy, Sonja Sreckovic and Monika Hlavkova are the associates to note. In a major boost to the practice Jeffrey Sullivan KC, in July 2023, joined as partner and co-chair of international arbitration in Europe from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

(Next Generation Partners)

Aimee-Jane LeeDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Continuously demonstrating exceptional legal expertise in public international law‘, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP has substantial experience in treaty interpretation and enforcement work before international courts and tribunals. Its enviable track record also includes successfully acting in treaty cases before the International Court of Justice. The practice is additionally experienced in litigating PIL issues before domestic courts. Global Co-chair of the firm’s PIL group and former UK Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith KC, ‘stands out‘; Samantha Rowe is an international arbitration and PIL specialist; and Patrick Taylor‘s experience includes PIL, human rights and investment disputes throughout the world. At international counsel level, Aimee-Jane Lee focuses on PIL work, international treaties and international arbitrations, while Conway Blake is ‘a fantastic legal strategist‘. Associate Monika Hlavkova is also a key team member; and in a major boost to the practice, renowned advocate Jeffrey Sullivan KC joined as partner in July 2023 from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.