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Elizabeth Reeves

Elizabeth Reeves


Lizzie is an Associate specialising in international arbitration.



Lizzie is an Associate in the international arbitration practice In London, with experience in both investor-state and commercial matters.  She qualified in March 2016 after completing her training at the firm's London office.  During her training contract, Lizzie spent six months on secondment to the firm's Paris office working in the energy and infrastructure group and six months on secondment to the regulatory litigation team at British American Tobacco.  

Lizzie has worked on a variety of international arbitration proceedings, including high profile international commercial disputes and investor-state claims.  

She has a particular focus on investor-state arbitration and public international law and has written a number of publications on developments in those areas.

Lizzie's recent experience includes:

  • acting for a major oil & gas company in ICC arbitration proceedings in relation to a claim concerning alleged breach of pre-emption provisions
  • advising an Eastern European telecoms authority in an ICC arbitration regarding development of an air traffic control system
  • United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V. and a subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Estonia.  The claim is being brought under the Netherlands / Estonia BIT, and culminated in a televised hearing in November 2016 (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24).
  • advising an international pharmaceutical company's Indian subsidiary in an international arbitration in relation to claims arising from research and licensing agreements



Lizzie graduated with a first class degree in Modern Languages from Oxford University and is fluent in French and Italian.

Lizzie plays an active role in the firm's diversity initiatives and was a co-founder of the firm's Women Trainee Lawyers' Network, the first network of its kind in the City.

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