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McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
22 Bishopsgate
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Commercial Litigation


Associate Romilly Holland focuses her practice on international commercial and investment arbitration and has significant experience in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as before ad hoc tribunals. She has particular experience in the energy and telecommunications sectors and in disputes arising out of investments in emerging markets. In addition to acting as counsel, Romilly has regularly been appointed as secretary to the arbitral tribunal in international commercial arbitration proceedings.

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Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC, 2006
Oxford Brookes University, Law, 2005
University of Cambridge, MA, 2003

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London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP continues to build a strong presence in emerging markets work from its London office, having hired Ranajoy Basu and Priya Taneja two years ago. Both are experienced in finance transactions, including structured finance, complex securitisations, debt capital markets and high yield related deals, and they have at their disposal a range of talent in capital markets, corporate and M&A, banking and finance, commodities and derivatives matters. Corporate partner Mark Fine assisted Africa-focused oil and gas production and development company Sirius Petroleum PLC with the acquisition of a stake in COPDC Petroleum Development Company Limited, which has executed agreements with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation to develop onshore projects. The firm is also active in cross-border disputes with litigator Andrew Savage and associate Romilly Holland  key members of a team representing Amnesty International in various disputes with the Government of India, including advice on a potential investment treaty arbitration.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s international arbitration team represents states and private entities in proceedings under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and free trade agreements. It is also active in commercial arbitrations. Team head Andrew Savage is ‘a fantastic lawyer‘, while associates Romilly Holland, Kimberley Smith and Edward Perkins are also active practitioners. In 2021, the London office recruited partner Michael Darowski and ‘superstar‘ counsel Armando Neris from Gowling WLG and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, respectively.