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Joel is a senior associate and advocate in our International Arbitration practice.

Based in London, Joel specialises in international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration as well as issues of public international law. He has advised and represented clients in arbitration proceedings in a variety of jurisdictions, under the auspices of major institutional rules such as ICSID, LCIA, ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL, and under many different governing laws. Joel has significant experience of advising clients on disputes in the mining, power and energy sectors.



Joel graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 2012 with a degree in Philosophy and joined the firm as a trainee in 2014. He qualified into our International Arbitration practice in London in 2016 and has spent two years on secondment to our Tokyo office.  Joel is qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales and is also a qualified solicitor advocate.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • an Operating Company in Central Asia in relation to disputes subject to UNCITRAL arbitration and expert determination in respect of cost recovery under a Production Sharing Agreement for one of the world's largest oil and gas fields. The amounts in dispute total approximately US$7bn
  • acting in an LCIA arbitration for an international oil and gas company in Nigeria in relation to a dispute under a crude oil purchase agreement
  • acting as co-counsel for a multinational steel producer in an ICC arbitration arising out of contracts for goods and services at an iron ore mine in Quebec, Canada
  • a multinational steel producer in respect of claims brought by its supplier under a long-term contract for the supply of natural gas at a steel plant in Ukraine