Leilah is counsel 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 oil & gas disputes arising out of long-term production sharing agreements.

Her recent experience includes representing: an international consortium of energy majors in ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris relating to operational and environmental claims arising out of the expiry of a PSC entered into with a Middle-Eastern State; an energy major in ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris relating to cost recovery disputes and claims of environmental damage arising out of the early relinquishment of a PSC with a Middle-Eastern State; and an energy major in potential treaty and contract claims against an African government and state-owned oil company arising out of a purported unilateral and retroactive change in the profit sharing mechanism set out in the applicable PSCs.

Prior to joining Three Crowns Leilah was counsel in the international arbitration group of a major international law firm.

Leilah has been named a Who’s Who Legal: Future Leader for 2018-2021, a Rising Star in the 2021 Legal 500 UK, and a Rising Star in the 2019 Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist for the UK.  She was educated at the University of Cambridge, is qualified in England and Wales, and speaks English and French.