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McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP
22 Bishopsgate
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Associate, Kimberley Smith focuses her practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. She has considerable experience in contractual dispute proceedings before the High Court, in particular in the energy, commodities and construction fields.

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  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association


College of Law, LPC, 2012
King’s College London, LLB, 2011
Humboldt University Berlin, European Law and Legal Practices M.LL.P, 2011

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Rising stars)

Kimberley SmithMcDermott Will & Emery UK LLP

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP’s litigation team routinely acts for financial institutions, corporations, contractors, investors and family offices in major disputes; and the practice comprises experts in claims involving finance, energy, healthcare and Pharma, as well as mining, insurance, commodities, shipping, construction and IT-related matters. Andrew Savage is a commercial and finance disputes expert, and senior associate Kimberley Smith acts for investors and private equity funds in a range of contentious mandates. Litigator Jack Thorne joined as partner in August 2022 from Paul Hastings LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP‘s ‘exceptionally strong team of very experienced individuals‘ are consistently mandated for bilateral and multilateral investment treaty-related proceedings. Clients additionally benefit from the firm’s enviable global network. Andrew Savage focuses on high-level international commercial arbitration work, while Michael Darowski is ‘one of the best energy lawyers on the market‘. At counsel level, recently-promoted Romilly Holland maintains an active arbitration practice, and Kimberley Smith and Edward Perkins are the associates to note.