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Phone: 44 7410 128 0039

Ladywell Lakes

Alresford, Hampshire, England SO24 9BD

Lucy Greenwood

Current Employer:

International Arbitrator

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Construction
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Energy including oil and gas
✔ International ✔ Joint Ventures
✔ Licensing


Lucy Greenwood's extensive experience includes: arbitrations involving fracking and water rights, transportation of heavy oil, renewables, consideration of complex contractual provisions regarding pricing and liquidated damages, emergency proceedings in relation to joint operating agreement disputes, energy exploration and developments and FPSO facilities offshore, fracking disputes and rig lease agreements, emergency proceedings to secure release of land based drilling rig; construction of major power projects, construction of mines, manufacture of buoyancy devices and maritime chains, design and construction of FPSOs; sports licensing issues, non payment of royalty obligations, software licenses, IT patent licensing disputes, license and distribution agreement relating to friction materials, polyethylene tubing, joint venture agreements and royalty issues, agency dispute regarding professional sports management, IP rights in the music industry, telecommunications, soft drinks and aircraft, charterparty arbitrations; financial services issues including market timing, IPOs and insurance disputes. She has experience of arbitrations seated in the Middle East, the US, Canada and Europe.

Work History:

1996-2007: International Arbitration, Linklaters LLP, London (1996-1999), Paris (1999-2002), London (2002-2007) 2008-2017: International Arbitration, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Houston 2017 - : GreenwoodArbitration, Houston and London


Selected Representative Matters Include: Energy, Mining, Construction and Shipping • Emergency arbitrator in an ICDR energy arbitration with claims of over $100 million involving over 95,000 acres of land, water rights and saltwater disposal wells. • President of ICC arbitration involving classification of repairs in the shipping industry. • Chair of AAA arbitration seated in Houston involving producing and refining of waxy crude oil, claims and counterclaims in excess of $250 million dollars and consideration of complex contractual provisions regarding pricing and liquidated damages under Texas law. • Party appointed arbitrator in oil and gas ICC arbitration seated in London under English law with claims over $20 million. • Party appointed arbitrator in ICC arbitration involving claims in excess of $30 million arising out of construction works for a power project in the Middle East. • Chair of tribunal in LCIA energy arbitration with over $8 million in dispute. • Chair of tribunal in multi million dollar ICDR arbitration between international parties in relation to energy exploration and development offshore, involving agency and corruption issues under Florida and Brazilian law. • ICC arbitration under Indian law between a French company and a State entity involving the design, construction and collapse of a coal mine in India and claims in excess of $50 million. • Represented Peruvian Energy Company in ICC Emergency Arbitrator proceeding under English law involving a joint operating agreement dispute regarding cash calls. • $400 million dispute between Brazilian company and Spanish company arising out of the construction and design of a floating production and storage facility involving free standing hybrid risers in the Gulf of Mexico and involving complex questions of Louisiana and Texas law. • Lead counsel in an ICDR arbitration between Mexican and US companies in relation to the supply of materials for fracking under Texas law. • Advised a major energy producer on an ad hoc arbitration seated in Halifax, Canada, under Nova Scotia law. • Represented a major international oil and gas company in relation to a joint operating agreement dispute in relation to offshore West Africa. • ICDR arbitration against a Georgian oil producer involving a rig lease agreement. • Application for ICDR emergency measures to secure the release of the client’s oil rig from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. • ICC arbitration arising under a Joint Operating Agreement for a petroleum block in Peru involving issues of environmental remediation. • Ad hoc arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 for a US energy company against a Bermudan re-insurer, seat in London, New York substantive law. • UNCITRAL arbitration conducted under Trinidadian law between a major Texan oil producer and a Trinidadian state entity involving exploitation of oil and gas interests off the coast of Trinidad. • UNCITRAL arbitration under English law between an independent contractor and a major oil and gas producer in relation to disputes arising out of the hire of an oil rig for drilling off the coast of India. • Advised on multi-million dollar manufacturing dispute between Korean and US parties relating to the manufacture and engineering of buoyancy devices for drilling. • Acted for a consortium of banks in cross border litigation and freezing orders in relation to a US$10 billion IPO of Rosneft concerning former assets of Yukos oil company. • Advised a major company in relation to claims before construction Dispute Review Boards relating to the manufacture of tin. • Charterparty arbitration under the LMAA Rules and the Arbitration Act 1996 representing a Japanese energy service provider. Investment and Sovereign Disputes • Co-lead Counsel in multi million dollar NAFTA arbitration for a major international oil company against Canada under the ICSID Arbitration Rules involving the application of regulatory guidelines. • Represented a major Canadian energy producer in a complex arbitration brought under the Canada-Venezuela Bilateral Investment Treaty and conducted under the UNCITRAL rules and subsequently ICSID Additional Facility Rules. • Represented a North-American corporation in an investment dispute against a Latin American government. • Advised a major international oil company on questions of international law in relation to a gas fields in the Middle East and ICSID claims under bilateral investment treaties. • Advised an independent North American oil and gas exploration, development and production company on the bilateral investment treaty implications of the restructuring of its investment in a major offshore oil field. • Advised clients regarding host country instruments and bilateral and multilateral investments treaties including NAFTA and the Energy Charter Treaty. • Obtained emergency injunctive relief of over 1 billion dollars from the English court in support of an arbitration in Switzerland in relation to Qatari sovereign parties. (State of Qatar v Al-Thani). • Represented an investment group as the claimants’ counsel in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules in London and the litigation initiated by the respondent in Russia. Simultaneous proceedings in the UK and Russia, as well as criminal proceedings initiated against the former Governor of the Kaliningrad Oblast. Media, Licensing, Distributorship, Agency, Transport and Services • Co-arbitrator in $27 million AAA arbitration relating to telecommunications involving indemnity provisions under Missouri law. • Chair of an arbitration panel constituted under the CPR rules relating to an international distribution agreement, involving warranty claims, joint venture agreements and royalty issues under Texas law. • Co-arbitrator in an ICDR arbitration relating to a licensing and distribution dispute involving questions of anticipatory breach under Texas law. • Sole arbitrator in a travel services arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996. • Sole arbitrator in an international consumer debt dispute under the Arbitration Act 1996. • Co-arbitrator in a challenge review tribunal relating to a challenged arbitrator involving issues of contingency fees and services. • Emergency arbitrator in ICDR proceedings relating to sports licensing issues in Australia and royalty obligations under Texas law. • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between US and Jamaican parties relating to software licenses involving complex contractual issues under the laws of British Columbia. • Sole arbitrator in an arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 relating to allegations of mis-representation in the services industry. • Member of three arbitrator panel in a complex IT patent licensing AAA arbitration under Texas law between Taiwanese and Canadian parties. • Sole arbitrator in a dispute under the ABTA Arbitration Scheme. • Sole arbitrator in a complex ICDR international arbitration between Swiss and Florida parties in relation to healthcare licensing under Florida law. • Sole arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration relating to allegations of mis-representation and breach of contract under the Arbitration Act 1996. • Sole arbitrator in relation to an agency dispute relating to professional sports management under ICDR Rules. • Sole arbitrator in an ad hoc services arbitration involving media intrusion and breach of contract. • LCIA arbitration in relation to a contractual dispute over a joint venture relating to telecommunications in Estonia under English law. • ICDR arbitration involving a Texas-based international music and a European company regarding issues of breaches of intellectual property rights. • Represented an international media group in an ICC arbitration under Hungarian law. • Acted for a major soft drinks manufacturer in relation to an ICC arbitration relating to the interpretation of a distribution agreement under Chilean law. • ICC arbitration conducted under Swiss law in relation to a contractual dispute over sports licensing. • ICC arbitration under English law for a Romanian state entity against an aircraft manufacturer. • Successfully defended a challenge to an ICC arbitration award before the English Commercial Court under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996 involving airlines and allegations of corruption. (Cameroon Airlines v Transnet Ltd).


Lucy Greenwood has facilitated extensive training of international arbitrators across the globe. She is a member of the faculty of trainers for the prestigious Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator program and also delivers training for AAA/ICDR.


1998: Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales 2016: Member of the State Bar of Texas 2018: Chartered Arbitrator


Winner of the 2018 CPR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity. Recognized by Who's Who Arbitration (Thought-Leader), Global Arbitration Review and Legal 500.


Lucy Greenwood is listed on the following panel rosters - AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, AAA Panel Large Complex Commercial, ICDR Panel, Neutrals Panel for Federation of Integrated Conflict Management, CPR Institute Oil and Gas Panel, AiADR (Asian Alternative Dispute Resolution), ACICA (Australian Centre for International Dispute Resolution), HKIAC (Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre), Asian International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Ukraine International Arbitration Court, Arbitrators’ Roster for the American Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica, Arbitrators’ Roster for the Houston Maritime Arbitration Association, Dispute Adjudication Service Presidential Panel and on the lists of numerous arbitral institutions, as well as on Global Arbitration Review's Arbitrator Research Tool.


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, LCIA, Law Society of England and Wales, Houston International Arbitration Club. Former guest Editor, OGEMID list serv, Former Executive Board Member, ArbitralWomen. Steering Committee, Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration, Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section American Bar Association, Trustee, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators.


• University of Cambridge, BA Law Hons (1994), MA Law Hons (1996). • College of Law, Chester, Legal Practice Course (1995). • Texas Bar Review Course (2016).


Selected Publications include: • The Life Cycle of a Large Infrastructure Dispute in the Oil and Gas Industry” (forthcoming, American Review of International Arbitration, 2019) • “Revisiting Bifurcation and Efficiency in International Arbitration Proceedings” (forthcoming, Journal of International Arbitration, 2019) • “What you need to know about the New York Convention as an advocate and as an arbitrator” ABA Dispute Resolution Section, 2019 • “Moving beyond diversity toward inclusion in arbitration” Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook 2019 • “Principles of interpretation of contracts under English law and their application in international arbitration”, Arbitration International, 2018. • “Choosing the Right Energy Arbitrator”, The Resolver, 2017 • “Going Global, Trust and Trade Worldwide” The New Statesman, September 2017 • Co-Author: "The Winner of the 2017 GAR Awards for Best Innovation? Transparency and Diversity" Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 2017 • 3 part series on international mediation, Law 360, February 2016 • Co-Author: “Puppies or Kittens? How to Better Match Arbitrators with Parties Expectations" Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, January 2016 – Runner up - GAR Awards - Best Innovation in Arbitration 2018 • Co-Author: "Advocacy in International Arbitration," The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration, Third Edition, 2014 • "Dissent - But Only If You Really Feel You Must," published at the 16th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, February 2013 • “Are Challenges Overused in International Arbitration?” Journal of International Arbitration Vol. 30 Issue 2, 2013 • "In Search of An Exemplary Construction Arbitration", Fordham Law, 2012 • “The Regionalization of International Arbitration: Maintaining International Standards in Appointing Arbitrators" Liber Amicorum for Hans Van Houtte, 2012

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