Lucy Greenwood

Foreign Legal Consultant

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Lucy Greenwood


T:+1 713 651 5308

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Lucy Greenwood is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and an accredited Foreign Legal Consultant in Texas. She has fifteen years of experience working with energy companies, banks, investment groups, airlines, media groups and many others in relation to international disputes, commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings.

Lucy focuses on international arbitration and, since 1999, has served as counsel in cases under the LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICC, LMAA, and ICDR Arbitration Rules, relating to matters as diverse as oil and gas, electricity generation, joint ventures, exploration and development, motor-racing and telecommunications. The venues of the international arbitration and litigation cases in which Lucy has been involved include England, France, Switzerland, United States, Italy and Russia. The laws applicable to resolve the international disputes in which Lucy has been involved include international law and the laws of Switzerland, France, England, Texas, Chile, India, Hungary, Trinidad and Venezuela. She has particular experience with oil and gas disputes and questions of interpretation and construction under English law.

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  • Education

    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
    • 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; successfully requested and obtained emergency interim relief under Article 37 of the ICDR International Arbitration Rules
    • Represented a North-American corporation in an investment dispute against a Latin American government
    • 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
    • Represented a media company in an ICDR arbitration against a European entity
    • Acted for a telecommunications company in relation to a LCIA arbitration over a joint venture in Estonia
    • Advised on an ad hoc arbitration for a US energy company against a Bermudan re-insurer
    • Represented an investment group in LCIA arbitration proceedings in London and advising in relation to litigation in Russia
    • 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
    • Defended a challenge made in the English courts to a South African arbitration award under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996
    • Represented an international media group in an ICC arbitration under Hungarian law
    • 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 major soft drinks manufacturer in relation to an ICC arbitration under Chilean law
    • 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 Japanese charter company in relation to an LMAA arbitration in London
    • 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
    • Obtained emergency injunctive relief of over 1 billion dollars from the English court in support of an arbitration in Switzerland
  • Professional activities
    • Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen, elected to a two-year term (June 2014)
    • Co-Chair of the Feminism and International Law Committee of the International Law Association
    • Member of the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators
    • Member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Young & International
    • 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
  • Professional honors
    • One to Watch, Global Arbitration Review, Law Business Research Ltd., 2009 - 2011
    • Legal 500 US, litigation: international arbitration, The Legal 500, 2003 - 2004, 2014
  • Speaking engagements
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Publications
    • Co-Author, "Advocacy in International Arbitration," The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration, Third Edition, 2014
    • Co-Author, "Is the Balance Getting Better? An Update on the Issue of Gender Diversity in International Arbitration," July 2014
    • "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 22, 2013
    • Co-Author, "Are Challenges Overused in International Arbitration?," 29th AAA-ICDR/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium, The Frontiers of Arbitration, November 2, 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,"  (2011) 77 Arbitration, Issue 4
    • "Keeping the Golden Goose Alive: Could Alternative Fee Arrangements Reduce the Cost of International Arbitration?" Journal of International Arbitration (2011) 28 J.Int.Arb.6
    • "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
  • Civic involvement
    • Coach of the University of Houston Vis International Moot Team (2010 - present)
    • Script writer, ITA Mock Arbitration workshop (2012)
    • Judge at the Jessup International Moot (2010 - 2011)
  • Licenses
    • Texas Foreign Legal Consultant
    • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Languages
    • French - Limited Proficiency