Hanna Roos

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Hanna Roos is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Department of Latham & Watkins and is based in the London office. Ms. Roos is a Solicitor Advocate in the Higher Courts of England and Wales, and she has represented a broad range of clients, including states and large corporations in high-value international disputes.

Ms. Roos is recognized as one of the Future Leaders in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal 2017, a directory of the “foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research”. She has also won Women in Law Awards 2017 – Medicine and Ethics and was shortlisted for the 2016 WeAreTheCity Rising Stars as one of 100 nominees in London, drawn from nearly 1,000 nominations from more than 260 companies in various industry sectors.

She lectures as an External Professor for an international Masters program in clinical pharmacology, supported by Milan University, the Mario Negri Institute and Novartis Pharma.

Ms. Roos has served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee and overseen its award-winning initiatives for the London office. She has also helped to establish and has co-led the firm’s global Parent Lawyers Group, which supports the recruitment, retention and progression of parent lawyers.

Thought Leadership

Ms. Roos’ recent experience includes:

Commercial arbitration and litigation

  • Acting for a Russian financial institution in an LCIA arbitration and subsequent settlement in relation to a dispute over a complex arrangement for the holding of shares in a Russian energy group, structured through Cyprus and the Cayman Islands
  • Acting on an ICC arbitration concerning a gas pricing dispute
  • Advising Asian biopharmaceutical company regarding research tool patents and license agreement
  • Advising Asian biopharmaceutical company regarding joint venture and licence agreements
  • Acting on an ICC arbitration concerning an insurance joint venture in Cyprus 
  • Leading an investigation into irregular conduct of employees of a multinational pharmaceutical services company, including providing data privacy advice 
  • Advising an online company in relation to the merits of a potential judicial review claim against the United Kingdom to challenge data interception legislation 
  • Advising a client in respect of obtaining evidence in England for civil proceedings taking place in continental Europe
  • Coordinating multijurisdictional advice on litigation strategy for a client engaged in proceedings in Russia
  • Advising an international telecoms company on how to comply with UN and national sanctions against Iran, Sudan and Syria* 
  • Advising a multinational company in relation to its oil concession in South Sudan in context of violent transition to independence* 
  • Acting on an ICC arbitration concerning construction of a novel nuclear power plant in Finland* 
  • Defending an international satellite manufacturer against a multimillion pound claim for gross negligence in an arbitration resulting in a settlement* 
  • Acting for an international sugar producer in an LCIA arbitration concerning theft of its assets in Syria* 
  • Advising a European manufacturer of solar cells in disputes with its Chinese, Japanese and Norwegian suppliers resulting in a settlement* 
  • Providing investment treaty restructuring advice for clients to protect investments e.g. in Africa and Latin America* 
  • Acting as administrative secretary to tribunal in an arbitration concerning supply of copper ores* 
  • Various pro bono matters, including drafting clinical trial agreements, and manufacturing agreement and fund raising contracts for a major charity 

Arbitration and litigation involving states 

  • Advising an African state in relation to a claim by its citizens against a former colonial power for torture. Helped secure victories in the English High Court resulting in a settlement* 
  • Advising an oil company consortium in relation to rights arising from production sharing agreements in Central Asia and related tax and cost recovery disputes* 
  • Acting for an Indian company in the English High Court proceedings arising out of an arbitration over an oil production agreement, involving proceedings in the Indian Supreme Court* 
  • Advising on a potential sale of a company engaged in an arbitration against a state* 

    * matter completed while at another firm

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