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
- 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.