Three Crowns maintained a leading ranking for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 US 2021 edition. Partners Luke Sobota and Liz Snodgrass have been recognised individually. Luke is once again distinguished as a “Leading Individual” in International Arbitration. One client noted to The Legal 500 that Luke is “a highly intelligent, confident, hardworking and experienced lawyer in the field of international arbitration.” Liz is recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” in International Arbitration for the first time. The Legal 500 describes her as “the real deal at the elite level of intellectual analysis and experience”.

The publication also featured counsel Agustin G. Sanz and Simon Consedine as recommended lawyers again this year, and has listed senior associate Nicola Peart and associate Kimberly Larkin for the first time, all of whom are based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

The Legal 500 notes that Three Crowns “continues to be a key player in both investment treaty and commercial arbitration” and that the firm is known for “bridging leading expertise in international arbitration and public international law”. Client testimonials recognise Three Crowns’ “vast experience in arbitration” and “very professional treatment of clients”.


Luke, a founding partner of Three Crowns and managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office, 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, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and counsellor in international arbitration matters. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Liz has particular expertise in handling disputes involving States and State entities. Her clients span a wide variety of sectors, with a focus on upstream energy, power, mining, aerospace, and telecoms.


Agustín, counsel in the Washington, DC office, has extensive experience of both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations involving disputes in a broad range of sectors, including infrastructure and highway concession agreements, oil and gas, energy, water treatment, technology, public works, sovereign debt, and agribusiness.


Simon, counsel in the Washington, DC office, has significant experience in international commercial arbitration, having represented clients across a wide range of sectors, including oil and gas, construction, and food distribution. He also has considerable experience in investment arbitrations.


Nicola, a senior associate in the Washington, DC office, practises in all aspects of international dispute resolution. Her experience includes international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, as well arbitration under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and proceedings before the International Court of Justice.


Kimberly, an associate in the Washington, DC office, represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitrations across a variety of sectors, including the technology, energy, mining and natural resources, and financial services industries. She also regularly advises States and international non-governmental organisations on public international law issues.

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