Three Crowns is pleased to announce the arrival of Leilah Bruton, as counsel, in its London office.

Leilah joins the firm from the London office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she was promoted to counsel in May 2018.

Leilah has represented clients in both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on disputes in the energy and telecommunications sectors.  Her practice has extended to most major arbitration rules, including the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and LCIA rules.

She also has significant experience representing clients in complex disputes against states and state-owned entities in emerging markets, and Leilah has worked closely with Three Crowns in several of these matters.  This experience includes acting for a group of international energy companies in an ICC arbitration with a Middle-Eastern State relating to operational and environmental claims arising out of the expiry of a production sharing contract; and representing a leading telecommunications company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Middle-Eastern State arising out of breaches of an Investment Law concerning profit and tax exemptions.  Leilah has also recently represented an international energy company in a dispute with a West African State arising out of purported adjustments to the profit-sharing mechanism in a series of production sharing contracts.

Leilah has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders since 2018 and in the Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist (2019). She is qualified in England & Wales and is fluent in French.

Three Crowns partner, Constantine Partasides QC said “I have worked with Leilah in Paris and London over many years, and know first-hand the considerable qualities that make her an up-and-coming star of the arbitration bar.  We at Three Crowns are very excited that Leilah has joined us as a key addition to our growing client offering.”

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