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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 department is well known for high-value disputes that are frequently internationally focused; and its experience covers contract disputes, security enforcement and insolvency, along with whistleblower claims, economic torts, and privacy and data breach. Andrew Savage focuses on commercial and finance disputes, along with international arbitration; recently promoted counsel Armando Neris is a former Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP lawyer; and senior associate Kimberley Smith is experienced in energy, commodities and construction-related contractual disputes.

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.