Leilah Bruton and Viv Thien recently co-authored the UK chapter of “InDepth Feature: Commercial Arbitration 2023″, published by Financier Worldwide.

Leilah and Viv discuss how the uncertainty and business disruption caused by Brexit and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have been exacerbated by the conflict in Ukraine and their overall impact on international commercial arbitrations in the UK.

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Leilah is a partner in our London office. She has extensive experience representing corporations on the resolution of complex disputes involving investment treaties and contractual relationships, with a particular focus on disputes in the oil & gas, mining, and telecoms sectors.

Leilah has been named a Who’s Who Legal: Future Leader for 2018-2023, in which peers and clients described her as “one of the most efficient practitioners” and as having “outstanding leadership skills”. Leilah has also been recognised as a Next Generation Partner for both international arbitration and public international law in The Legal 500 UK 2023, and a Rising Star in The Legal 500’s International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 for the UK.


Viv is a senior associate in the London office. She has acted on numerous high value and complex international disputes across a variety of sectors and regions, with a particular focus on energy, financial institutions and M&A disputes. Her arbitration practice includes cases governed by both common law and civil legal systems, under a variety of institutional rules (ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, JCAA, DIFC-LCIA and ICSID) seated variously in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Dubai and New York. She also has particular experience of litigation before the English, Indian and Singapore courts, including obtaining anti-suit injunctions and other interim relief in support of arbitration and enforcement of arbitral awards.

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