Leilah is a senior associate in the international arbitration group at Freshfields in London (having formerly spent time in the firm's Paris and Amsterdam offices). Leilah specialises in international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on energy disputes. She has represented clients in numerous investor-state and commercial arbitration matters, including under the UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and ICSID Rules.
Since qualifying with the firm in September 2002, her work has covered a range of matters including: representing an international consortium of energy majors in ICC arbitration proceedings in Paris relating to the termination of a PSC entered into with a Middle Eastern State; representing an international energy company in parallel ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings relating to disputes under a gas price review clause; and representing a project consortium in ICC arbitration proceedings in Geneva against the Turkish government concerning power projects and the purported termination by the Turkish government of contracts in relation thereto.
Leilah has a degree in law from the University of Cambridge and studied law at the College of Law in London. Leilah speaks fluent French and good Spanish.