In the 2024 edition of Chambers USA, Three Crowns maintained a leading ranking for international arbitration. Luke Sobota and Liz Snodgrass have continued their rankings as leading counsel, and Nicola Peart has been elevated to Up and Coming.


Chambers highlights the firm’s “excellent credentials in high-stakes investment treaty work and commercial arbitration matters” and notes that they offer “substantial experience acting for global corporations as well as sovereign states”.

One source notes that “Three Crowns is extremely dedicated and professional”, adding that “they’re always willing to go above and beyond to answer client inquiries and meet deadlines”. Another source emphasises that “by securing positive outcomes, they have proven to be extremely knowledgeable and efficient”.




Luke continues to be highly ranked in this year’s guide. Chambers emphasises that he “is an extremely intelligent lawyer, brilliant strategist, passionate and sophisticated advocate”. One source mentions that Luke has “the insight, courage and willingness to change course or adapt where needed”, that he is “always mindful of the bigger picture” with another highlighting that he “comes across as someone you can completely trust to pursue your case in the best possible way, he has his clients interests at heart”. 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 maintains her ranking in the guide, which highlights that she is a “highly experienced and knowledgeable advocate; you always know Liz is in your corner and will work tirelessly in support of your objective”. Sources emphasise that Liz is “extraordinarily analytical” and that she is “is always rational, thoughtful and prepared”. 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, with notable experience of disputes arising in Africa, India, and Asia. Liz 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 moved up from Associate to Watch to Up and Coming in this year’s guide. Chambers highlights that Nicola’s “attention to detail is amazing; she grasps very technical matters and breaks them down easily” and a source emphasises that she is “tremendously responsive and highly effective, whether it be at drafting, analysis or as part of the advocacy team”. Nicola is a Barrister and Special Legal Consultant 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.

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