In the 2022 edition of Chambers USA, Three Crowns maintained a leading ranking for international arbitration.
Luke Sobota and Liz Snodgrass are ranked again as leading counsel and Nicola Peart is recognised as an associate to watch.
EXCELLENT CREDENTIALS IN HIGH-STAKES INVESTMENT TREATY WORK AND COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
In recognising Three Crowns again this year, Chambers highlights the firm’s “skilful handling of energy sector arbitrations, in addition to housing strength in disputes within the finance and defence sectors” and that they offer “substantial experience acting for global corporations as well as sovereign states”.
One source emphasises that “Three Crowns is a very responsive and easy to work with firm. They bring a good level of experience and its lawyers are very diligent and allocate the work in a good way” with another noting that “they have been excellent across the board; they have such a deep understanding of the law and advocate extremely effectively orally and on paper, leaving no stone unturned”.
“A VERY DEEP, TOP-NOTCH INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE WITH SOME REALLY ANALYTICALLY STRONG LAWYERS”
Luke continues to be highly ranked in this year’s guide with Chambers highlighting that he “counsels high-profile clients across big-ticket commercial and investment treaty arbitrations”. One source describes Luke as “brilliant – his writing is incredible and he can find the right strategy for any situation” with another highlighting that he is “very smart, an excellent writer and very responsive attorney”. A third emphasises that he is “very effective, calm and methodical in his delivery of technical points of law. He’s also well prepared and responds to difficult questions with a lot of credibility”. Luke is a founding partner of Three Crowns and represents private and sovereign clients in some of their most significant commercial, investor-State, and inter-State arbitrations. His practice spans the technology, energy, and financial sectors and includes successfully prosecuting one of the largest ICC cases in history.
Liz continues to be recognised in the rankings with the publication noting that she is “particularly well regarded for her expertise in the energy and mining sector”. A source emphasises that she is “a very thoughtful lawyer who is thorough, responsive and good at anticipating what the other side might do”. Liz, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser in international arbitration matters. She has acted in arbitrations around the world and has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities and fiscal disputes under long-term contracts. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on the upstream energy, power, and mining sectors.
Nicola has been ranked as an associate to watch for the first time. Chambers highlights that she has “notable experience handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations” and a source describes her as “fabulous lawyer”, noting that she is “very organised, diligent, and a great writer”. Another adds “she’s prepared, unflappable on her feet and her delivery is pitch-perfect. She established tremendous credibility with the panel on a very technical matter”. Nicola is a senior associate in the Washington, DC office. Her experience includes international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well as arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and proceedings before the International Court of Justice.« Back