Julia, an associate in the firm’s London office, has significant experience in public international law, including acting for States before the International Court of Justice and other international arbitral tribunals. She has also represented clients in commercial and investment arbitrations in a range of sectors, including energy, technology, and financial services.

Julia’s recent experience includes:

  • Acting for Elliott Associates, LP in a high-profile dispute under the Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement in which the Republic of Korea was found to have breached the minimum standard of treatment
  • Advising the UN Environment Programme before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in proceedings concerning the Request for an Advisory Opinion submitted by the Commission of Small Island States on Climate Change and International Law
  • Acting for Boeing before the Supreme Court of the United States in a case concerning the availability of U.S. discovery under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 (Section 1782) for private, contract-based arbitrations
  • Acting for Chevron in a long-running UNCITRAL arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador
  • Acting for a leading technology company in an ICC arbitration regarding a long-term supply agreement
  • Acting for an oil major in a SIAC arbitration (seated in Brisbane) relating to a dispute under an agreement for the sale of interests in certain upstream assets
  • Acting for the Kingdom of Bahrain in disputes before the International Court of Justice, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the Universal Postal Union

Prior to joining Three Crowns, Julia was a Judicial Fellow to Judge Joan E. Donoghue at the International Court of Justice. She also has previous experience at a Permanent Mission to the United Nations and in a Trial Chamber at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Julia holds a JD from Columbia Law School in New York where she was a James Kent and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received the David M. Berger Memorial Prize in International Law. At Columbia, Julia served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. She also has a first class honours degree in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Master of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Cambridge.