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Practice Summary

Laurence Emmett’s practice covers the broad spectrum of commercial work in litigation, international arbitration and ADR. He has particular experience in the energy, banking and financial services sectors; as well as in relation to disputes arising out of share and business sale agreements and in relation to issues of jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and conflicts of laws. Beyond our core practice areas, Laurence has particular interest and experience in fine art disputes. 

He is ranked by Legal 500 for Energy, Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation; and by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Banking and Finance. Comments about him include “an impressive intellect” (Legal 500, Banking and Finance 2014), “excellent attention to detail” (Chambers UK, Energy 2015), “consistently identified as a rising star of the Commercial Bar” (Chambers UK, Commercial Dispute Resolution 2014) and “one of the more solicitor-friendly junior counsel at the Commercial Bar” (Chambers UK, Banking & Finance 2013).

His recent work includes Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd [2015] EWHC 2658 (Comm); Transocean Drilling U.K. Ltd v Providence Resources plc (“The Arctic III”) [2014] EWHC 4260 (Comm); and Capita (Banstead 2011) Ltd v RFIB Group Ltd [2014] EWHC 2197 (all three decisions presently subject to appeals).