Liz Tout > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Liz is head of Dentons’ International Arbitration practice in the UK. She has extensive experience in international commercial litigation and arbitration, especially in the energy sectors, and engineering and construction. She also has experience of rail, IT and disputes arising out of M&A transactions.

Liz advises a number of major oil and gas companies on arbitration, litigation, expert determination and mediation on a range of matters, including the price of oil, gas and LNG, pre-emption, issues under production sharing contracts and concession agreements, cost sharing, JOA disputes, sales, transportation and trading agreements. She has experience of international arbitration around the globe and under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ICSCD.


Trained Edmonds Bowen & Co, qualified 1983; Dentons (formerly SNR Denton) 1985-91, partner 1991-present.


International Bar Association; UK Oil Lawyers’ Group; London Solicitors Litigation Association.


University of Cardiff (1980 LLB); Guildford College of Law (1981).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

(Hall of Fame)

Liz ToutDentons

With ‘strength in depth when it comes to international arbitration‘, Dentons‘ London practice has considerable energy and construction disputes expertise. It is also active in post-M&A and shareholder disputes, as well as major investment treaty claims. Leading the international arbitration practice in the UK,  Liz Tout is particularly expert in large energy-related commercial arbitrations; Dan Bodle has ‘a first-rate legal brain‘; James Langley regularly acts in disputes involving parties from the Middle East or Africa; and Dominic Pellew is a CIS-related arbitration specialist. Counsel Matthew Vinall is ‘hugely experienced‘, while Catherine Gilfedder is ‘among the London market’s strongest senior associates‘.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium

(Hall of Fame)

Liz ToutDentons

Following her arrival from Addleshaw Goddard in November 2021, and his return from a short spell at Walkers in March 2021, Louisa Caswell and Thomas Leyland now occupy the key leadership positions at Dentons in London; the former oversees the UK-wide disputes offering, while the latter heads up the London-based commercial litigation team. The firm is highly valued for its ‘fantastic international reach with excellence across all fields‘. Recommended practitioners range from seasoned litigator Liz Tout to ‘standout‘ senior associate Tom Hanson.