Sophie J. Lamb QC, Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice, is widely acknowledged as one of the leading arbitration practitioners of her generation.
Ms. Lamb is a trusted advisor to boards of public companies, sovereign nations, participants in the energy and technology sectors, and major financial institutions, among others. Described by Chambers Global 2019 as “a real powerhouse,” Ms. Lamb is routinely engaged in the most complex, high value, and/or reputationally significant disputes of the moment. Her cases have featured in The Lawyer’s top 20 cases of the year and she has featured on their list of the UK’s most influential and inspirational lawyers for her successes “in billion dollar, high profile, politically sensitive and often market-shaping arbitration cases and related court trials.” An accomplished advocate, she has appeared in over 100 cases, including in the UK Supreme Court. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in February 2018.
Ms. Lamb’s role includes advising boards and investment committees on corporate integrity, principles of responsible investment, sustainability, and the interaction between business and human rights. She has lectured at leading universities and business schools including Oxford, Harvard, and Insead, and has an active pro bono practice, advocating in particular for the rights of women, children, and stateless persons.
Ms. Lamb serves on the firm’s Initiatives Committee and is a former member of the Strategic Client Committee. She is the UK’s representative on the ICC International Court of Arbitration, a member of the UK Policy Committee of the ICC, the world’s largest business and trade organization, and a Board Member of the Africa Advisory Board of Save the Children UK.