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Louis Flannery

Louis Flannery

Stephenson Harwood LLP

London, , GBR


Louis is a partner and head of international arbitration. He specialises in arbitration and litigation with a particular emphasis on fraud and/or conflict law issues. He is described in Chambers 2015 as a "powerhouse" in international arbitration. He is a regular speaker on arbitration and civil fraud at conferences all over the world.

He has extensive experience of international commercial arbitration under the major institutional rules (AAA, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, among others), as well as substantial High Court litigation in England. As a practising solicitor advocate, he has undertaken advocacy before international tribunals and courts, including the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Louis has acted or advised in relation to commercial disputes for over 25 years and has been involved in many reported decisions in England.

Types of arbitration include: joint ventures; financial instruments; banking; construction and engineering; film and television; general contract. He has a particular specialism in enforcement of (and resisting enforcement of) arbitral awards and worldwide freezing orders.

Louis is co-author with Professor Robert Merkin of the leading text on the English Arbitration Act (5th edition, 2014), the consultant editor of Merkin's Arbitration Law (looseleaf) and a visiting lecturer on International Commercial Arbitration at Exeter University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is also an associate member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Louis speaks fluent French and basic Spanish, Italian and German.
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