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Liz Tout

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Dispute resolution/international arbitration.


Liz is head of Dentons’ dispute resolution department in London. She is well known for her extensive experience in international arbitration generally with a particular emphasis in the energy sector. Liz has a clear understanding of the oil and gas business and the many different agreements from the field to the end user and frequently acts for major oil and gas companies in LNG and gas price reviews. Publications of note include numerous articles on ADR and arbitration for the In-house Lawyer magazine and various articles for wider journals on arbitration and ex12ert determination.


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).

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Liz Tout - Dentons

Within: Commercial litigation

Dentons' London team 'gives fast, reliable and clear advice on difficult questions that also have cross-border strategic implications'. It advises corporate clients on a range of litigation, including post-M&A issues, corporate control, joint ventures and shareholder matters. Liz Tout heads the litigation and dispute resolution practice in London and Daren Allen is head of the financial markets and commercial disputes team. Other key lawyers include Craig Neilson, Simon Colledge, Adrian Giles, Dan Bodle and Thomas Leyland, while Tara Boateng is an experienced senior associate.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Dentons is 'vastly experienced, has strength in depth and always fights for clients' interests'. The firm's international arbitration specialists are recognised for their particular expertise in emerging markets such as Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, central and eastern Europe and the CIS. Liz Tout heads the dispute resolution team in London; London and Moscow-based Dominic Pellew is noted for matters involving Russian and CIS parties; and Dan Bodle has helped develop the firm's growing African disputes practice. Other key advisers are counsel Matthew Vinall and senior associate Catherine Gilfedder. James Langley was promoted to partner.

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Public international law

Within: Public international law

Dentons leverages strong combined expertise from its network of international offices in investor-state arbitration, particularly under ICSID rules as well as in UNCITRAL proceedings, and also advises on broader public international law issues such as treaty interpretation, sovereign immunity, state succession, sanctions and human rights law. Liz Tout has particular expertise in disputes relating to energy and natural resources. Senior associate Catherine Gilfedder 'is a very strong practitioner in the field'.

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