Elizabeth is an associate in the London office. She specialises in international commercial and international investment treaty arbitration. She has represented both investors and States across various jurisdictions including London, New York, Hong Kong, Geneva, Austria and The Hague.
Elizabeth is a Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales and is admitted in New York and New Zealand. She speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
Her recent experience includes:
- Representing an oil and gas major in a commercial LCIA arbitration, seated in London, relating to a dispute arising out of a Farmout Agreement.
- Representing a Middle Eastern government in an ICC arbitration, seated in Geneva, relating to a dispute arising out of an Exploration and Production Sharing Agreement.
- Representing a Southeastern European company in an UNICTRAL arbitration, seated in Austria, relating to a dispute arising out of a Share Purchase Agreement.
- Representing the Sultanate of Oman in an ICSID treaty claim brought against it in a dispute relating to a US$850 million oil and gas engineering and construction contract (Attila Doğan v Oman, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/7).
- Representing an oil and gas major in an UNCITRAL investment treaty dispute against a Southeast Asian State arising from the imposition of a tax assessment resulting from the transfer of businesses in that Southeast Asian State.
- Representing a Korean manufacturing company in an ICC arbitration, seated in Singapore, concerning a dispute arising from a series of distributorship agreements with its distributor in Korea, in which our client prevailed in significant part on its counterclaims and obtained a multi-million dollar award.
Elizabeth holds roles in several organisations focused on gender diversity, thought leadership in dispute resolution and prevention, and Asia, including:
- Board Member of ArbitralWomen and Co-Director of Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners
- Member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge’s Young Practitioners’ Subcommittee
- Secretary of the International Institute for Conflict and Prevention and Resolution’s (CPR) European Advisory Board
- Member of the CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee (CPR Y-ADR)
- Committee Member of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration
- Assistant to the Co-Chairs of the Programme Committee for the ICCA Congress 2022 in Edinburgh
Elizabeth is regularly asked to speak on a range of topics across international arbitration and public international law. She teaches tutorials in the LLM programme at Queen Mary University of London. She previously taught at the University of Auckland, Victoria, University of Wellington, and London School of Economics.
Elizabeth obtained her LLM from Yale Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and received a BA/LLB(Hons) from the University of Auckland. She was a member of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law.
Elizabeth previously clerked at the Supreme Court of New Zealand.