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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Jonathan is a Partner and International Arbitration Practice Head in the UK. He represents corporates, banks and States in a various industry sectors, with particular experience of disputes in emerging markets. Although his focus is commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration, he also advises on dispute resolution mechanisms and risk mitigation strategies more generally. He was included in the inaugural Legal 500 UK International Arbitration Powerlist and is individually ranked in other leading directories. He is a Solicitor Advocate and regularly appears as advocate in arbitration hearings. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, he sits as arbitrator.



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London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

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Jonathan LeachEversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s arbitration team is experienced in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, as well as the enforcement and challenges of arbitral awards. Global international arbitration group co-head Jonathan Leach, is an international commercial and investor-state arbitration specialist; ‘standout lawyerGreg Falkof is an Africa and Middle East disputes expert; Claire Stockfordputs in the hours to get the job done‘; and Sheena Buddhdev is a 2021 recruit from Akin Gump LLP. Also key to the team are principal associate and ‘up-and-coming starCameron Forsaith, counsel Ahmed Abdel-Hakam, and senior associates Kate Lomas, Margrit Trein and Michael Armstrong.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

With ‘very extensive experience in advising states‘, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP‘s London PIL team has longstanding expertise in PIL work, and state-to-state and investor-state arbitrations. Global co-chair of international arbitration Jonathan Leach focuses on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration and PIL matters; Greg Falkof is experienced in disputes in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors, primarily involving Africa and the Middle East; barrister Claire Stockford acts in investor-state arbitration claims; and Mark Howarth is experienced in state-state arbitrations. At principal associate level, Cameron Forsaithhas great breadth of knowledge‘, while Ahmed Abdel-Hakam is ‘a future star‘.