Maria is as a Paralegal in the London Office. She has experience in litigation and international arbitration across a range of sectors including energy/natural resources, construction, and shareholder disputes.
Maria’s experience involves supporting intricate, high value cases before the High Court and the Court of Appeal, in matters concerning shareholder disputes, fraud, insolvency claims and defamation. She has managed many e-discovery projects in civil litigation and employment law, catering to high net-worth clientele, and is regularly engaged in cases that require her linguistic proficiency, particularly in Russian.
Maria’s involvement extends to the firm’s pro bono practice, where she recently contributed to an application before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). This application focused on state violations of various ECHR Articles, such as the right to life and the prohibition of torture.
Kelly is a senior paralegal in our Washington, DC, office. She has significant experience supporting international commercial and investor-State arbitration cases across various sectors under all major arbitration rules, many of them from the inception of the case through to the final hearing. She has been the lead paralegal in hearings based in London, Paris, Geneva, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Brisbane.
Kelly also recently co-authored an article on e-Disclosure for GAR’s The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration.
Holly is a Senior Paralegal in the London office. She has broad experience in a variety of international commercial arbitrations governed by a range of applicable laws and major institutional rules across various sectors, as well as in assisting State-owned entities in investor-State arbitrations.
Holly also has significant experience in providing legal support in high value and complex disputes before the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in the areas of white collar crime, regulatory and commercial law. She has extensive experience in large scale e-discovery projects and document production, international asset tracing, freezing and search orders and offshore trusts. Holly’s expertise lies in legal research, filing submissions and providing support during hearings, both virtually and in-person.
Eleonore is the firm’s Paralegal Manager, and Case Manager, based in our Paris office. She has broad experience in a variety of international commercial arbitrations governed by a range of applicable laws and major institutional rules across various sectors, as well as in assisting States on matters of public international law at the International Court of Justice, and State-owned entities in investor-State arbitrations.
Eleonore’s recent experience includes:
- Assisting the counsel team in an ad hoc multibillion-dollar commercial arbitration arising out of a national oil company’s failure to supply gas under a long-term contract
- Assisting the counsel team in an ICC arbitration arising out of the interpretation of a price revision formula in the parties’ long-term contract
- Assisting the counsel team in an UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitration against a State, obtaining a favourable award
- Assisting the counsel team to the Kingdom of Bahrain before the International Court of Justice in two parallel appeals from decisions of the International Civil Aviation Council in cases brought by Qatar against Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain under the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the International Air Services Transit Agreement
- Assisting the counsel team in an ICC arbitration initiated by a French constructions company against a State relating to a project to design, build and operate a waste-to-energy plant
Hannah is a Senior Paralegal in the London office. She is experienced in litigation and international arbitration across a range of sectors including construction, oil & gas, technology and pharmaceuticals. She has also been involved in investor-state arbitration.
Hannah provides legal support throughout the lifecycle of a dispute. She has extensive experience in large scale e-discovery projects and document production, together with experience in legal research, filing submissions and providing support during hearings, both virtually and in-person.
Michele is a paralegal in the Singapore office. She has experience in advising in a variety of international commercial arbitrations governed by numerous applicable laws and major institutional rules across a range of sectors, with particular experience in disputes arising in the construction, energy, oil & gas and M&A industries. She also has experience in assisting with State-owned entities on matters of public international law.
Michele’s recent experience includes:
- Assisting the counsel team with an Indonesian joint venture dispute in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva against an Asian contractor.
- Assisting the counsel team with a defence of an EPC contractor in a dispute arising out of a subcontract for the execution of civil works and concrete buildings as part of an integrated gasification combined cycle complex in the Middle East.
- Assisting the counsel team in connection with ICSID annulment proceedings relating to a dispute under a US$850 million oil and gas engineering and construction contract.
- Assisting the counsel team relating to an ongoing HKIAC arbitration concerning the management of the dispute, and conduct of the proceedings with a view to safeguarding the client’s interests and securing a commercial resolution.
Michele is also involved in the firm’s pro bono practice, having recently worked on a project with REDRESS on promoting balanced gender representation in UN human rights organs and mechanisms.
Michele has previously worked as an in-house counsel with a multinational technology corporation primarily advising on M&A and data privacy issues across APAC, Australia and New Zealand regions. She also trained with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London upon completing her UK Legal Practice Course, where she achieved perfect scores in Business Accounting and Professional Ethics.
Michele is called to the Bar of England and Wales, where she holds Honorary Mention by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple for excellence in academic performance during her Bar Professional Postgraduate course. Michele also holds an LLB (Honours) from Queen Mary University of London, where she won the Queen Mary Law Journal competition, published legal commentary on Investor Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society, was a finalist for George Hinde Moot, and served as President of United Kingdom and Eire Student Council and Vice President (Sponsorship) of Queen Mary Pro Bono Society.