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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 sector; as well as in banking and financial services, share and business sale agreements and in 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, Commercial Litigation and Banking and Finance; and by Chambers & Partners for Energy and Commercial Litigation.  Comments have repeatedly stressed his intelligence, user-friendliness and thoroughness. Recent examples are: 

“Stands out due to his outstanding legal knowledge and strategic decision making.” “Intelligent, responsive and thorough.” (Chambers and Partners 2018, Commercial Dispute Resolution)

“He is thorough, diligent intelligent and easy to work with.” “A responsive junior with strong experience in energy disputes.” (Chambers and Partners 2018, Energy & Natural Resources)

‘Bright, user-friendly and great with clients.’ (Legal 500 2017, Energy)

‘A very clever and hardworking junior, who leaves no stone unturned.’ (Legal 500 2017, Commercial Litigation)

‘A silk in waiting, who is very user-friendly.’ (Legal 500 2017, Banking and Finance)

“He is a very clever draftsman who is creative in his analysis of difficult legal problems.” “He really thinks deeply about the issues, and is not afraid to come up with novel arguments in difficult cases.” (Chambers and Partners 2017, Commercial Dispute Resolution)

“He’s very good to deal with as he’s very clever and pragmatic. He has a common-sense approach and is measured.” “He’s very engaged, helpful and enthusiastic.” (Chambers and Partners 2017, Energy & Natural Resources)

‘He has an insightful and analytical mind, along with an eye for detail.’ (Legal 500 2016, Energy)

‘A real star in the making, providing quality, common-sense advice in a relaxed manner.’ (Legal 500 2016, Commercial Litigation)

‘He is collaborative and bright, and takes a constructive approach to solving tricky problems’ (Legal 500 2016, Banking and Finance)

His recent work includes Scottish Power UK plc v BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 1043; Transocean Drilling U.K. Ltd v Providence Resources plc (“The Arctic III”) [2016] EWCA Civ 372; [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 51; and Capita (Banstead 2011) Ltd v RFIB Group Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1310; [2016] QB 835; as well as (in relation to costs issues) [2017] EWCA Civ 1032.