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Angeline Welsh

Contact: angelinewelsh@matrixlaw.co.uk Practice Manager: paulvenables@matrixlaw.co.uk

Angeline has five core areas to her practice:

Commercial litigation and arbitration: Angeline has acted as counsel in a range of complex arbitrations under a range of arbitral rules and has been instructed (unled) in commercial court cases. Her practice includes commercial arbitration across a range of sectors (including construction, energy, financial and telecoms disputes). She has particular expertise in emerging market jurisdictions and in handling commercial disputes against states.

Investment treaty arbitration: Angeline has acted as counsel in investment treaty claims and regularly advises on the structuring of investments in order to gain investment treaty protection. She led the team advising on three investment treaty claims against the Government of Belize arising out of the nationalisation of Belize Telemedia Limited which successfully settled.

Public law and constitutional claims: Angeline advises on a wide range of public law issues. She has acted on judicial review and constitutional challenges before the English courts as well as courts elsewhere in the Commonwealth, including the UK Supreme Court, the Privy Council and the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Court applications related to arbitration: Angeline has particular expertise in this area. She has advised on a range of court applications related to arbitration, including anti-suit injunctions, interim relief in support of arbitration and enforcement of arbitral awards. She acted on two of the leading arbitration cases in recent years; AES Ust- Kamenogorsk v UST-Kamenogorsk JSC [2013] UKSC 35 (a leading case on anti-suit injunctions in support of an arbitration) and Jivraj v Hashwani [2011] UKSC 40 (concerning whether an arbitration agreement which specified that arbitrators must be of a particular religious faith was contrary to discrimination legislation and therefore unlawful, a case which had broader implications for the validity of arbitration clauses which commonly include nationality requirements).

Arbitrator: Angeline sits as an arbitrator, having been appointed as sole arbitrator in LCIA, ICC, BVI IAC and ad hoc arbitrations and as presiding arbitrator in an LCIA case. She is appointed to the HKIAC list of arbitrators and the BVI IAC panel of arbitrators.

Prior to being called to the Bar, Angeline was a Solicitor Advocate and Counsel in the International Arbitration Group at Allen & Overy LLP, where she spent time on secondment to Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office and the LCIA Secretariat.

From 1 January 2016 Angeline will be a co-chair of the IBA Arb 40 subcommittee. She has also contributed to the forthcoming 24th Edition of Russell on Arbitration. Angeline was called permanently to the Belize bar in 2015.

Angeline accepts instructions under the Bar Council Standard Contractual Terms, details of which can be found here.

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