Lee Coffey has, for more than 25 years, focused his practice on the arbitration and litigation of complex international disputes in a broad range of industries. He is the Administrative Partner for the London Office and the Global Disputes practice in Europe.
Lee's recent engagements include successfully defending the Government of the City of Moscow (and its subsidiary) from a US$2bn international arbitration claim arising from the redevelopment of a landmark Moscow hotel complex. He has particular experience in multijurisdictional disputes, and of the collateral issues that arise in this context, having acted for clients involved in proceedings before courts in the United States, the Russian Federation, and the Eastern Caribbean (particularly the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands). He also frequently advises on the litigation risks arising from the structuring of significant acquisitions and disposals.
Lee is "highly rated" in The Legal 500 for commercial litigation and is "recommended" for international arbitration disputes. He is also a member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the 2020 edition of the GAR 30.
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- University of Warwick, England (LL.B., Upper Second Class Division One with honours 1989)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales