Alumni lecture: 'Remedies in International Dispute Settlement'

5 February 2018, 3.00 PM - 5 February 2018, 4.00 PM

Dr Christopher Harris

Lady Hale Moot Court

Alumni lecture: 'Remedies in International Dispute Settlement' with Dr Christopher Harris


Called to the Bar in 2002 and a tenant at 3 Verulam Buildings, Christopher Harris is an experienced advocate specialising in complex commercial disputes under English and international law across a range of industry sectors from banking and finance, through energy and natural resources, to infrastructure projects and corporate finance.

Christopher’s practice focuses on advising and appearing as counsel in disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals in England and internationally. Christopher is commonly retained as the lead advocate and has substantial experience of court and arbitration advocacy, as well as multiple appearances before the English Court of Appeal.

He is particularly sought after for his 'razor-sharp mind and great oral advocacy' and his 'highly effective' cross-examinations, as well as being 'extremely good with clients'.

Christopher is equally at home as part of a larger team, and has been instructed in some of the largest cases to come before the English courts in recent years including Yukos v. Russia, Cherney v. Deripaska and the Liverpool FC litigation.

Christopher has been recognised for many years as one of the leading UK-based practitioners in international investment arbitration: in addition to his advisory practice, Christopher has been instructed as counsel in fifteen investment arbitration disputes, for both investors and states making him one of the most experienced barristers practicing in this area.

Christopher is also well versed in the court applications which often accompany arbitrations and has significant experience of the enforcement of awards, both in the strategy and applications necessary to an enforcement, and also to opposing enforcement. Christopher has become increasingly in demand as an arbitrator and has now been appointed in more than 20 cases by many of the leading firms in the area, as well as by the ICC Court and the LCIA Court, as sole arbitrator, chair and party-appointed arbitrator. Christopher speaks French and German and regularly uses both languages in his practice.

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