Lucas is a King’s Counsel at Essex Court Chambers with extensive experience in all forms of international disputes. He has worked in very large and complex commercial litigation, typically involving numerous jurisdictions. Lucas is vastly experienced in international arbitrations. He has acted in several dozen international commercial arbitrations, and several dozen investment arbitrations, often involving very large claims. His experience covers all the major rules, including ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, HKIAC, IACAC, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, AAA, and others. He has worked with applicable law from across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, and has wide coverage of sectors in which these disputes arise, including telecommunications, oil and gas, mining, construction, power, entertainment and leisure, information technology, financial services, real estate, aircraft, airline and airport services, media, manufacturing, advertising, taxation, and others. Lucas’ practice also entails significant work and expertise in public international law, including before international courts and tribunals, and also litigation in the UK (both before commercial and administrative courts) that involves elements of public international law, such as issues of sovereign immunity, susceptibility of State assets to enforcement, WTO law, and other matters. He is Adjunct Professor of International Arbitration at Pepperdine University and Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London in Investment Arbitration.


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