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Iain Maxwell

Of Counsel

Iain is a solicitor advocate who specialises in international arbitration and public international law.



Iain has a particular expertise in investment arbitration. He acts in international cases across all major industry sectors.  He also advises on a broad range of public international law issues, including sovereign immunity, sanctions, and boundary issues. Iain has also acted in complex litigation cases before the English High Court.

Iain has worked out of our London and Singapore offices on cases administered by all the major arbitration institutions including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

Iain's experience includes:

  • Standard Chartered Bank and a subsidiary in two ongoing ICSID arbitrations arising out of the financing of a power station in Tanzania
  • Stagecoach plc in its successful £100 million Rail Industry Dispute Resolution arbitration against the UK Government, and in the successful defence of ancillary jurisdictional applications brought by the Secretary of State in the English Commercial Court in disputes concerning the South West Trains franchise in England