Lucy Greenwood has served as chair, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator in a range of arbitrations. She has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over 60 matters.
Selected examples of experience are set out below. For complete information, download Arbitrator Greenwood’s CV above.
Energy and Mining
• Chair of multi-million dollar AAA arbitration involving producing and refining of waxy crude oil, consideration of complex contractual provisions regarding pricing and liquidated damages under Texas law.
• Party appointed arbitrator in multi million dollar oil and gas ICC arbitration.
• Party appointed arbitrator in energy ICC arbitration.
• Chair of tribunal in ICDR arbitration between international parties in relation to energy exploration and development offshore, involving agency and corruption issues under Florida and Brazilian law.
• Represented Peruvian Energy Company in ICC Emergency Arbitrator proceeding under English law involving a joint operating agreement dispute regarding cash calls.
• Multi-million dollar dispute between Brazilian company and Spanish company arising out 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.
• Co-lead counsel in ICDR arbitration against a Georgian oil producer involving 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.
• ICC arbitration under Indian law between a French company and a State entity involving the collapse of a coal mine in India.
• 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 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 relating to former assets of Yukos oil company.
• Advised a major company in relation to claims by individuals of cancer caused by working in its tin mining factories including reference to Dispute Review Boards.
Media, Licensing, Distributorship, Agency, Transport and Services
• Sole arbitrator in a travel services arbitration 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, involving non payment of 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.
• LCIA arbitration in relation to a contractual dispute over a joint venture relating to telecommunications in Estonia under English law.
• 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.
• Member of three arbitrator panel under the ICDR rules relating to a licensing and distribution dispute involving questions of anticipatory breach under Texas law.
• Member of a three arbitrator panel under the AAA rules 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.
• 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.
• 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 construction 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).
• Acted for a major investment bank in relation to civil and criminal proceedings in Italy to clawback €290 million and to recover €2.2 billion.
• 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.
• 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 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 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.
• Charterparty arbitration under the LMAA Rules and the Arbitration Act 1996 representing a Japanese energy service provider.
• Advised on charterparty agreements.
Finance, Insurance and IT
• Acted for a major bank in litigation before the English courts in relation to a hostile takeover.
• Represented a major gas producer in litigation before the English courts in relation to a dispute arising out of an IT contract.
• Acted for a major US investment bank in English court litigation in relation to a $500 million insurance contract.
• Acted for a major investment bank in relation to civil and criminal proceedings in Eastern Europe involving allegations of corporate manslaughter.
• Conducted an investigation into the trading practices of a major mutual fund in London following allegations of market timing.
• Advised a major international bank in relation to investigations by the Financial Reporting Review Panel.
Lucy received her BA, Law, Trinity Hall from Cambridge University in 1994, in 1995 completed the Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Chester; and in 1996 received her MA in Law, Trinity Hall from Cambridge University. Lucy qualified in 1998 as Solicitor in England and Wales, in 2008 as a Foreign Legal Consultant through the State Bar of Texas and in 2011 was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, in 2018 she was appointed a Chartered Arbitrator. She was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2016.