Global arbitration law firm Three Crowns LLP has recruited Leilah Bruton as counsel in its London office.
Bruton has represented clients in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, with a particular focus on disputes in the energy and telecommunications sectors.
She has experience representing clients in complex disputes against states and state-owned entities in emerging markets. This includes acting for a group of international energy companies in an ICC arbitration with a middle-eastern state relating to operational and environmental claims arising out of the expiry of a production sharing contract, and representing a telecommunications company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a middle-eastern state arising out of breaches of an investment law concerning profit and tax exemptions.
Bruton commented: 'Three Crowns has an impressive reputation for handling complex, international arbitrations, and I am delighted to be joining the firm, working alongside a formidable team of disputes specialists.'
Three Crowns partner Constantine Partasides QC added: 'I have worked with Leilah in Paris and London over many years, and know first-hand the considerable qualities that make her an up-and-coming star of the arbitration bar. We at Three Crowns are very excited that Leilah has joined us as a key addition to our growing client offering.'
Bruton joins the firm from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She is qualified in England and Wales and is fluent in French.