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Lucy Greenwood

Foreign Legal Consultant

Lucy Greenwood


T:+1 713 651 5308

Lucy Greenwood is dual qualified in English and Texas law and a member of the international arbitration group.

Lucy focuses on complex international commercial and investment arbitration and, since 1999, has served as counsel in cases under all the major international arbitration rules, relating to matters as diverse as oil and gas, electricity generation, joint ventures, exploration and development, motor-racing and telecommunications. 

Lucy has particular experience with oil and gas disputes and questions of interpretation and construction under English law. 

Lucy also sits as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and is a member of the panel of arbitrators of a number of international arbitration institutions.  She is known for her prompt and expeditious resolution of disputes and for her interest in promoting efficiency in the arbitration process.  She is also prominent in the field of Diversity and Inclusion in international arbitration and has published widely on the topic.

Lucy is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a licensed foreign legal consultant in Texas. Her admission to the State Bar of Texas is pending. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a board member of ArbitralWomen.

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  • Education

    2016 - Admission to State Bar of Texas (pending)
    2011 - Qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    2008 - Qualified as a Foreign Legal Consultant, State Bar of Texas
    1998 - Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales
    1996 - MA, Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University
    1995 - Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Chester
    1994 - BA, Law, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

  • Representative experience

    Energy and Mining

    • ICC Emergency Arbitrator proceedings on behalf of an energy company
    • Represented a Spanish company in a multi-million dollar proceeding relating to offshore oil and gas extraction
    • Represented a US corporation in a multi-million dollar ICDR arbitration against a Mexican corporation
    • Represented a major international oil and gas company in relation to a dispute offshore West Africa
    • Acted in relation to an oil and gas arbitration under ICDR rules with a seat in Texas;
    • ICDR Emergency Arbitrator proceedings to recover assets
    • Advised on an ad hoc arbitration for a US energy company against a Bermudan re-insurer
    • Represented a major oil producer in an UNCITRAL arbitration conducted under Trinidadian law
    • Represented a French company in an ICC arbitration under Indian law against a state entity
    • Advised an independent contractor and a major oil and gas producer in a London arbitration in relation to a dispute arising out of the hire of an oil rig for drilling off the coast of India
    • Acted for a Japanese charter company in relation to an LMAA arbitration in London

    Investment arbitration

    • Represented a North American energy company against a South American government in an investment arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty (UNCITRAL and ICSID Additional Facility proceedings)
    • Represented a major international company in a complex NAFTA arbitration
    • Represented a North-American corporation in an investment dispute against a Latin American government
    • 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

    Media, Licensing and Distributorship

    • Member of three arbitrator panel in a complex IT patent licensing dispute between Taiwanese and Canadian parties
    • Sole arbitrator in a complex licensing dispute between US and European parties
    • Represented a US media technology company against a European entity in proceedings under AAA / ICDR rules and English law
    • Acted for a telecommunications company in relation to a LCIA arbitration over a joint venture in Estonia
    • 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 under Chilean law

    Commercial and cross border litigation

    • Acted for a consortium of banks in litigation before the English courts in relation to a US$10 billion IPO of a Russian oil company
    • 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 gas producer in English court litigation in relation to a dispute arising out of an IT contract under English law
    • 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 a detailed 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

    Arbitration-related litigation

    • Defended a challenge made in the English courts to a South African arbitration award under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996
    • Obtained emergency injunctive relief of over 1 billion dollars from the English court in support of an arbitration in Switzerland
    • Represented an investment group in LCIA arbitration proceedings in London and advising in relation to litigation in Russia
  • Admissions
    • Texas State Bar License
    • Texas Foreign Legal Consultant
    • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • One to Watch, Global Arbitration Review, Law Business Research Ltd., 2009 - 2011
    • Legal 500 US, recommended lawyer, International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2003 - 2004, 2014
    • Legal 500 Latin America, recommended lawyer, International Firms: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2015 - 2016
    • Who's Who Legal:  Arbitration 2017 & Who's Who Legal 2017 - Compendium edition, Global Arbitration Review, Sept. 2016
    • Future Leader in Arbitration 2017, Global Arbitration Review, August 2016
  • Publications
    • "Tipping the Balance - Diversity and Inclusion in International Arbitration" Arbitration International (forthcoming 2017)
    • "It's a Numbers Game" - Global Pound Conference series, November 2016
    • Co-Author: "Puppies or Kittens - How to Better Match Arbitrators to Party Expectations?  The Results Are In!"  Kluwer Arbitration Blog August 2016
    • Co-Author: "Puppies or Kittens? Join the debate" Kluwer arbitration blog April 2016
    • Co-Author, "Defining 'Success' In An International Mediation," Law360, Feb. 2, 2016
    • Co-Author, "Puppies or Kittens? A Modest Proposal to Help Arbitrators Better Match Themselves with User Expectations" Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2016
    • "Could 'Blind' Appointments Open Our Eyes to the Lack of Diversity in International Arbitration," TDM Special Issue on Diversity, July 2015
    • Co-Author, "Is the Balance Getting Better? An Update on the Issue of Gender Diversity in International Arbitration," Arbitration International, May 2015
    • "Unblocking the Pipeline: Achieving Greater Gender Diversity on International Arbitration Tribunals," International Law News, American Bar Association, Spring 2013
    • Co-Author, "Dissent - But Only If You Really Feel You Must," 16th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, Making the Award: Need We Rethink the Process?," February 2013
    • Co-Author, "Are Challenges Overused in International Arbitration?," 29th AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium, The Frontiers of Arbitration, November 2012
    • Co-Author, "Getting a Better Balance on International Arbitration Tribunals," Arbitration International, Volume 27 Issue 4, 2012
    • Contributor, ICDR Awards and Commentaries Yearbook, 2012
    • Co-Author "The Regionalization of International Arbitration: Maintaining International Standards in Appointing Arbitrators"  Liber Amicorum for Hans Van Houtte, 2012
    • "Challenge and Enforcement in the English Courts: A Round Up of Some Recent Cases" Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 1, 2012
    • Co-Author  "In Search of An Exemplary Construction Arbitration," Fordham Law Conference, 2012
    • "West Tankers – The Enduring Dispute, An Update" Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 2, 2011
    • "A US District Court Firmly Rejects An Attempt to Expand the Grounds for Refusing Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitral Award," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 1, 2011
    • "Sketch: The Rise, Fall and Rise of International Arbitration – a View from 2030,"  77 Arbitration, Issue 4, 2011
    • "Keeping the Golden Goose Alive: Could Alternative Fee Arrangements Reduce the Cost of International Arbitration?" Journal of International Arbitration 28 J.Int.Arb.6, 2011
    • "A Window of Opportunity? Building a Short Period of Time into Arbitral Rules in Order for Parties to Explore Settlement," Arbitration International, Volume 27, Issue 2, 2011
    • "Does Bifurcation Really Promote Efficiency?" Journal of International Arbitration, 28 J.Int.Arb 2, 2011
    • "Enforcing International Arbitration Awards in England & Wales," World Arbitration & Mediation Review, 2010 Volume 4, No. 3
    • "New York Court Compels Arbitration and Issues Anti-suit Injunction: The Decision in Amaprop Limited v Indiabulls Financial Services Limited," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 2, 2010
    • "Enforcing an Arbitration Award Against a Recalcitrant Party in England," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 2, 2010
    • "The English High Court Highlights the Difficulty of Determining the Stage at Which a Party Might Lose its Right to Apply for a Stay in Favor of Arbitration," International Dispute Resolution News, August 2010
    • "A Party May Not be Compelled to Submit to Class Arbitration Unless There is a Contractual Basis for Concluding that the Party Agreed to do so – The Decision of the US Supreme Court in Stolt-Nielsen S.A v Animalfeeds International Corp," Institute for Transnational Arbitration News and Notes, 2010
    • "Tear Up the Procedural Schedule: Reducing Time and Costs in International Commercial Arbitration," Arbitration: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Volume 76, No 3, 2010
    • "What is an investor? How to identity an investor for the purposes of investment treaty arbitration," PLC Arbitration Practice Note, June 2010
    • "Adapting the AAA Commercial Arbitration Rules to A Dispute with an International Element" Fulbright International Arbitration Report Volume 1, 2010 
    • Co-Author "Dissenting Opinions in Arbitration Awards: More Trouble Than They are Worth?" Mealey's International Arbitration Report, Vol. 24, No. 5, May 2009
    • "U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement Enters Into Force," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, February 2009
    • Co-Author "Hybrid, Multi-Tiered and Carve Out Arbitration Clauses," PLC Practical Law Practice Note, February 2009
    • "U.S. Signs the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Briefing, January 2009
    • "Keeping It Confidential: The Decision in Emmott v Michael Wilson and Partners," Fulbright International Arbitration Report, December 2008
    • "Case Presentation in International Arbitration: The English Perspective," Institute for Transnational Arbitration News and Notes, November 2008
    • "Why Don't More Arbitrations Settle?" LCIA News, January 2007
    • "Arbitration – Litigation by Another Name?" PLC Cross Border, January 2007
    • "Ad hoc Arbitrations Without Institutional Support," PLC Practical Law, November 2006
    • "Which Institution and Why: A Comparison of the Different Arbitration Institutions," PLC Practical Law, November 2006
    • Contributor, "International Arbitration Court Decisions," February 2006
    • "Challenging Arbitrators in Different Jurisdictions," LCIA News, September 2005
    • "Enforcing Awards or Judgments: Why Winning is Only Half the Battle," PLC Cross Border, October - December 2005
    • "Location, Location, Location: The Choice of Seat in International Arbitration," PLC Cross Border, July - September 2005
    • "Appointing the Right People and Allowing Them to do Their Job," Linklaters Global Arbitration Newsletter, May 2005
    • "Arbitration – Why, How, Where and Who?" Linklaters Global Arbitration Newsletter, May 2005
    • "Bulbank: A Clarificatory Judgment?" Stockholm Arbitration Report, March 2001
  • Speaking engagements
    • Lecture "Challenge and Enforcement in International Arbitration" University of Houston, November 2016
    • Lecture "Drafting Arbitration Awards", Pace University, November 2016
    • Panelist "Should Arbitrators Disclose their preferences regarding the organization and the conduct of the procedure" 14th ICC Miami Conference, Miami, November 2016
    • Faculty: Advanced Route to Fellowship, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Las Vegas, December 2011, British Virgin Islands, December 2012, Houston, January 2013, Trinidad and Tobago, April 2013, New York, October 2013, Denver September 2014, Washington DC July 2015, Houston May 2016, Chicago, August 2016
    • Chair, opening session "Improving the Role of Women in Dispute Resolution: Evolution or Revolution?" UNESCO International Arbitration Conference, Paris, March 2016
    • Moderator: "Promoting & supporting female practitioners in international arbitration to more senior positions" ICC VII International Arbitration Congress, Costa Rica, March 2016
    • Moderator: "Unconscious Bias in International Arbitration" ICDR International Arbitration Conference Miami January 2016
    • Speaker, "Effective Management of International Disputes", Energy Academy, Houston, November 2015
    • Panelist "Hot Topics in International Arbitration", New England Legal Foundation, Boston, November 2015
    • Speaker "Witness Examination in International Arbitration" Young ICCA Conference, Houston, June 2015
    • Moderator "Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Practices and Trends" ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, January 2015
    • Speaker "Ethics in Advocacy in International Arbitration" University of Houston Law Center Training Program, November 2014
    • Co-Lead Instructor, Houston Maritime Association Annual Arbitrators Training Program, Houston, November 2014
    • Chair, "Addressing the Internal Challenges That Affect Diversity In International Disputes", Panel Discussion, International Law Association Weekend, New York, October 2014
    • Speaker, "Challenges Based on Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, and Ethnicity", American Bar Association Annual Spring Conference, Miami, April 2014
    • Speaker, "English Law for the American Lawyer," Second Annual Nuts & Bolts of International Law," Houston, March, 2014
    • Panelist: How Gender Diversity In Arbitrator Selection Enhances The Process"  New York State Bar Association Conference, New York, October 2012
    • Moderator: "Which is the most beneficial arbitrator appointment methodology" 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, September 2012
    • Moderator: "Whether the advocate's role in the arbitration proceeding should be defined by an independent ethical code or framework" , 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, September 2012
    • OGEMID list serv guest editor: "Gender Diversity in International Arbitration", June 2012
    • Panelist: "Navigating Tricky Evidentiary Issues Whilst Maintaining Party Equality" ITA Workshop, Dallas, June 2012
    • "Does Bifurcation Really Promote Efficiency?" Presentation to the Houston International Arbitration Club, Houston, November 2011
    • Presentation on International Law, Texas Tech University Law School, Houston, September 2011
    • Co-lead instructor at the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association Arbitrator Training Course, Houston, September 2010
    • "Advocacy in International Arbitration: the English perspective," Young Arbitrators Forum – ICC/FIDIC Conference, Houston, June 2008
    • "Binding Dispute Resolution: National Courts or Arbitration?" In-house Counsel Conference, London, September 2006
  • Memberships and activities
    • Steering Committee, the Pledge on Equal Representation in International Arbitration
    • Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen, elected to a two-year term (June 2014)
    • Co-Chair of the Diversity and International Law Committee of the International Law Association
    • Member of the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators
    • Member of the CPR Panel of Arbitrators
    • Member of the Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Institution Panel of Arbitrators
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • LCIA
    • Law Society of England and Wales
    • Young International Arbitration Group
    • Houston International Arbitration Club
    • USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum
    • Member of the Arbitrators Roster for the American Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica
    • Member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration Advisory Board, 2015
    • Coach of the University of Houston Vis International Moot Team
    • Script writer, ITA Mock Arbitration workshop
    • Judge at the Jessup International Moot
  • Languages
    • French - Limited Proficiency