Joanne Greenaway worked for 12 years in the international arbitration group at Herbert Smith Freehills, first as Associate and then as Professional Support Lawyer. She covered all areas of international arbitration, with a particular interest in investment treaty arbitration. As PSL, she coordinated and educated a global practice, spearheading new initiatives as the market developed. She kept clients and lawyers around the world abreast of developments in international arbitration and Public International Law and advised and trained on a range of complex issues. She set up Herbert Smith Freehills' arbitration blog which covers developments in the world of arbitration. She also lectured at Queen Mary's University, London in an annual series on their LLM on the law of foreign investment.
As an associate, Joanne had experience in both public and private international law. She gained arbitration experience at ICSID, at the International Chamber of Commerce, ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules. She worked on several bilingual arbitrations. Before qualifying as a lawyer in the UK, Joanne studied modern languages at the University of Cambridge and lived in Chile working as a journalist for the news agency, Reuters and for the newspaper, El Mercurio, dealing with legal issues.
She co-edited the major arbitration text, 'Arbitration in England', published by Kluwer in 2013.
In 2014 she started work in a newly created role at the London Beth Din. She is managing what are often difficult and sensitive cases, enabling parties to secure a Jewish divorce. This involves a knowledge of both civil and Jewish legal systems and the interrelationship between the two. She is currently also Associate Editor of the Kluwer Arbitration blog.