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Louis Flannery KC

Partner, Head of International Arbitration

Personal Profile

Louis specialises in arbitration and litigation with a particular emphasis on fraud and conflict of law issues. He is a regular speaker on arbitration and civil fraud at conferences all over the world.

Louis has extensive experience of international commercial arbitration under the major institutional rules (LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, SCC, etc) as well as substantial High Court litigation in England. He was named as a leading international arbitration practitioner in "Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Lawyers 2018" and is recognised as a leading individual in commercial arbitration by Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Global Arbitration Review.

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 30 years and has been involved in many reported decisions in England.

Louis became a QC (Queen's Counsel, now KC as King's Counsel) in 2018, one of only a few international arbitration solicitor practitioners to achieve that distinction. He is also co-author of Merkin and Flannery on the Arbitration Act 1996, the leading authority on the English Arbitration Act, and which has already been cited with approval in two Court of Appeal cases since its publication in January 2020.

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