Robert Price

  • Associate
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.4682


Robert Price is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department in the London office of Latham & Watkins. He is a solicitor advocate and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and White Collar Defense & Investigations Practices. He focuses his practice on commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and complex litigation in the courts of England and Wales and overseas. Mr. Price also advises on various aspects of international trade law, including EU and UK export control law and UN, EU, and UK international trade sanctions.

Mr. Price has represented companies and sovereigns in disputes across a range of industry sectors, including:

  • Energy and natural resources
  • Financial services
  • Private equity
  • Telecommunications
  • Shipping and insurance

He has particular expertise in complex, cross-border disputes arising out of the oil and gas, power, and construction industries. He has also conducted commercial and investor-state arbitrations under all of the principal arbitration rules including the LCIA, ICC, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, and ad hoc arbitration and also has experience with complex commercial litigation around the world, and arbitration related litigation before the English courts.

Mr. Price has a busy practice advising clients on various aspects of international trade law (including free trade agreements); EU and UK export control law; and UN, EU, and UK international trade sanctions (including the current regimes in force against Russia / Ukraine, Iran, Syria, and North Korea, as well as the EU asset freeze sanctions). He advises a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, on all aspects of international trade sanctions, and negotiates sanctions provisions in financing and other agreements. He also conducts investigations and advises clients on voluntary disclosures to national authorities. On issues of sanctions and export control, Mr. Price works in close coordination with Latham’s US sanctions team based in Washington D.C. Mr. Price also advises clients wishing to de-list from sanctions lists, including before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Mr. Price regularly speaks at conferences and writes on various topical issues of international arbitration and trade sanctions. He is a contributor to the International Bar Association Task Force for review of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.


Mr. Price's recent arbitration experience includes:

  • Counsel to the Republic of Macedonia in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to an investment in an agricultural company (Swisslion v. Republic of Macedonia).
  • Counsel to the Republic of Macedonia in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to an alleged investment in the finance sector (Guardian Fiduciary Trust, Ltd, f/k/a Capital Conservator Savings & Loan, Ltd v. Republic of Macedonia).
  • Counsel for the Claimant in an ICSID arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty in respect of State interference with an investment in Egypt (Indorama International Finance Limited v. Egypt).  
  • The Government of Ukraine in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to an investment in the ship-building industry.
  • Counsel to the Claimant (a multinational European electric utility company) in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a heat and electricity generating plant in Russia.
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern electric utility company regarding potential disputes in relation to the construction of a series of power plants in the Middle East.
  • Counsel for the Respondents (US corporations) in an ICC arbitration relating to a joint venture agreement for the provision of health care services.
  • Representing a major provider of telecommunicatıons services in Russia in English court proceedings arising out of an ICC arbitration award against it (Nomihold Securities Inc v Mobile Telesystems Finance SA).
  • Counsel to a major provider of global financial services on a series of ongoing matters arising out of the Madoff fraud. The matters involve a series of litigations commenced against our client in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the United States. To date our client has settled on advantageous terms a number of the claims advanced agaınst it, and has won a series of important court victories in the afore-mentioned jurisdictions, which are currently being appealed.

Mr. Price also has a busy practice advising companies on the application of the UN, EU and UK sanctions regimes, including those imposed on Libya, Iran and Syria, and on issues related to EU and UK export control laws.

Thought Leadership

  • UK Adopts Sanctions to Target Belarus Government Officials -  October 01, 2020
  • US Trade Controls Against China Reach Supply Chain and End-Use Targets and Activities -  August 19, 2020
  • UK Introduces Sanctions Regime Targeting Global Human Rights Offenders -  July 10, 2020
  • Court of Appeal Excuses Non-Payment Arising From Secondary Sanctions Concerns -  July 08, 2020
  • Court of Appeal Can Compel a Non-Party to an Arbitration Agreement to Provide Evidence -  April 08, 2020
  • UK Sanctions Authority Issues Record Penalty for Russia-Related Sanctions Violations -  April 02, 2020
  • English High Court Confirms Costs Award Part and Parcel of Substantive Award  -  November 13, 2019
  • Payment of Interest on Arbitration Award to Sanctioned Iranian Entity Prohibited -  October 31, 2019
  • A New Global Regime for Cross-Border Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments -  August 21, 2019
  • US Expands Venezuela Sanctions: Three Key Questions -  August 12, 2019
  • Enforcement of an Award Adjourned Against a Non-Party to an Arbitration Agreement  -  June 05, 2019
  • US Commerce Department Imposes Broad Export Control Restrictions on Huawei -  May 23, 2019
  • OFAC’s 5 Essential Components of an Effective Sanctions Compliance Program  -  May 09, 2019
  • 10 Things to Know: US Allows Lawsuits Relating to “Trafficking” in Confiscated Property in Cuba  -  May 03, 2019
  • Arbitration Without an Express Arbitration Clause  -  February 22, 2019
  • Service of Proceedings on a Foreign State is Mandatory  -  February 06, 2019
  • English Court of Appeal Upholds an Extension of Time to Commence Arbitration  -  January 30, 2019
  • A Collision of Two Heads -  November 27, 2018
  • Top 10 Things to Know About Expanded US Sanctions on Iran -  November 06, 2018
  • English High Court Confirms the Strict Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure -  September 24, 2018
  • Saving Time and Money by Sanctioning Bad Behavior -  September 07, 2018
  • EU Responds to the Snap-Back of US Sanctions Against Iran: Between a Rock and a Hard Place -  August 09, 2018
  • English Court Issues Anti-Arbitration Injunction Restraining Lebanese Arbitration Proceedings -  July 03, 2018
  • English Court Cannot Issue Anti-Suit Injunctions Restraining Other EU Court Proceedings -  July 02, 2018
  • UK Supreme Court: NOM Clauses Invalidate Oral Variations of Contracts -  June 01, 2018
  • Court Rules that Arbitrators Must Disclose Related or Overlapping Appointments -  May 24, 2018
  • Top 10 Things to Know About President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Agreement -  May 10, 2018
  • Parties Must Take Care to Avoid Risk of Defective Service in Arbitration -  December 11, 2017
  • High Court Willing to Set Aside Arbitral Awards on Public Policy Grounds  -  July 26, 2017
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (May 2017) -  May 08, 2017
  • Case of Insecurity? Supreme Court Explains the Limits to Orders for Security when Resisting Enforcement of a Foreign Award Under the New York Convention -  April 04, 2017
  • International Arbitration Newsletter (Oct 2016) -  October 17, 2016
  • Looking Forward: Expedited Arbitration  -  July 25, 2016
  • International Arbitration: Resolving a World of Disputes -  January 25, 2016
  • Top 10 Things to Know About the Implementation of the Iran Nuclear Agreement -  January 19, 2016
  • London Blog: High Court Case Highlights Contractual Limitation Periods -  January 13, 2016
  • London Blog: Supreme Court Considers Loans Assets in Freezing Orders -  January 13, 2016
  • Movement Towards Implementation of Iran Nuclear Agreement Brings Limited Easing of Sanctions Into Focus -  October 29, 2015
  • Court Rules That Procedural Law Is Synonymous With the Law of the Seat Arbitration  -  October 01, 2015
  • Top 10 Things to Know About the Easing of Sanctions Under the Iran Nuclear Agreement -  July 16, 2015
  • Ukraine Crisis Update: US and EU Expand and Align Sanctions -  September 15, 2014
  • 4 Elements to Improve Enforceability of a Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Clause -  August 20, 2014
  • Ukraine Crisis Update: EU Enacts Sanctions Targeting Military Exports, Oil Sector and State-Owned Banks  -  July 31, 2014
  • Al-Mirsal Blog: Iran’s Nuclear Agreement Negotiations Ease Certain US and EU Sanctions -  February 13, 2014
  • Iran Nuclear Agreement Negotiation Advances Trigger Limited Easing of US and EU Sanctions -  January 28, 2014
  • Damages Based Agreements: How They Might Work in Practice and Their Implications for Law Firms -  December 03, 2012
  • Additional EU Sanctions on Iran -  October 29, 2012
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, England and Wales, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, England and Wales, 2009
  • Ancient and Modern History, University of Oxford, 2008
  • Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
  • Financial Institutions
  • Energy & Infrastructure
  • International Arbitration
  • Public International Law
  • Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation