In the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 US, Three Crowns maintained a leading ranking for international arbitration. Partners Luke Sobota and Liz Snodgrass have been recognised as “leading individuals” and counsel Simon Consedine and Agustin G. Sanz have been ranked this year as “rising stars”. Associates Nicola Peart and Kimberly Larkin have maintained their status as recommended lawyers.


The Legal 500 highlights Three Crowns’ “consistent practice growth” and “impressive book of commercial, investor-State, and State-to-State matters” with one client describing the “fantastic team” as “very responsive, reliable and available to advise on short notice”, adding that they are “confident in the advice received”.

Another client highlights the firm’s “good diversity (two female lawyers heading up the team on our matter, with associates of different genders and nationalities)” and that the team has “advised on difficult issues on which we have succeeded”. The Legal 500 notes that the “consensus among sources is that the Washington DC-based team ‘is knocking on the door of the established tier-one firms’”.

An additional source emphasises that the firm has “grown immensely over recent years and is handling many of the most high-profile cases across the globe”.



Luke continues to be ranked as a “leading individual” in this year’s publication with The Legal 500 noting that he “enjoys a strong profile globally for his track record in cutting-edge cases”. Luke is a founding partner of Three Crowns, based in the Washington, DC office, 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.


Following last year’s recognition as a “next generation partner”, Liz has moved up a ranking and is now recognised as a “leading individual” with the guide describing her as a “highly respected figure in the market”. Liz has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser in international arbitration matters. She is a partner in the Washington, DC office and 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.


Simon has been newly ranked as a “rising star” in this edition of The Legal 500, which describes him as “talented”. He is counsel in the Washington, DC office and has significant experience in commercial arbitration and investment arbitrations, having represented clients across a wide range of sectors.


Agustin has also been newly ranked this year as a “rising star” with the guide noting he is “talented”. Agustin is counsel in the Washington, DC office and 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 and power grids, water treatment, technology, public works, sovereign debt, and agribusiness.


Nicola, a senior associate in the Washington, DC office, continues to be recognised as a recommended lawyer in this year’s edition. 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.


Kimberly, an associate in the Washington, DC office, also maintains her recognition as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500. She 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.

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