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Mayer Brown International LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration




Rachael O’Grady is a partner in the International Arbitration practice at Mayer Brown International LLP. A solicitor advocate, she focuses on international commercial and bilateral investment treaty arbitration and public international law. She also has a particular academic interest in the laws of outer space and is becoming increasingly well-known in this field.

Rachael has acted as counsel and advocate for claimants and respondents in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations (including under the under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, LMAA, CAS and ad hoc rules). These disputes have spanned a wide range of industries, including the satellite, telecommunications, mining, energy and retail/hospitality sectors. Rachael has particular experience in large-scale investment disputes in Africa and the Middle East.

In addition to her native English, Rachael speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese. She joined Mayer Brown in 2011 and was based in the firm’s Paris office before moving to London in 2014.


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


The College of Law, London, LLB, Honours

The College of Law, London, LPC

The College of Law, London, Graduate Diploma in Law

University of Birmingham, BA, with honors, Modern History and Modern Languages

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Rachael O’GradyMayer Brown International LLP

With Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Asia-related disputes expertise, Mayer Brown International LLP‘s ‘excellent international arbitration practice‘ regularly represents clients in commercial and corporate disputes involving the energy, infrastructure and leisure sectors (among others). Raid Abu-Manneh‘s track record includes ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA arbitrations; Kwadwo Sarkodie is a Sub-Saharan African disputes expert; Mark Stefanini is London energy disputes head; and Miles Robinson is a contractual and commercial claims specialist. Other key members are Rachael O’GradyLuiz Aboim and recently promoted Stephen Moi, along with senior associates Sam PrentkiJawad AhmadSang Joon Park and Ali Auda.