Global arbitration law firm Three Crowns LLP has recruited Leilah Bruton as counsel in its London office. 

Leilah Bruton

Leilah Bruton

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.