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Naomi Lisney

Naomi Lisney

Senior Associate

Naomi is a solicitor advocate specialising in international arbitration.



Naomi has worked from the Herbert Smith Freehills' offices in London, Tokyo and Paris on cases administered by 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 Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

Fluent in French, Naomi also has a background in Modern Chinese and Japanese Studies, and is a key member of our Japan Group.

Naomi's experience includes advising:

  • ACP Axos in ICSID proceedings brought against the Republic of Kosovo under the Germany–Yugoslavia BIT, relating to the cancellation of the privatisation of the Kosovan state-owned post and telecommunications company in December 2013
  • BP on contentious issues arising from the terrorist incident at the In Amenas gas facility in Algeria between 16-19 January 2013
  • JKX Oil & Gas Plc and Poltava Gas BV in proceedings brought against Ukraine under various instruments including the UK-Ukraine BIT, relating to legislation that imposed increased oil and gas rental fees and capital movement restrictions