Sophie J. Lamb is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins where she leads the International Arbitration Practice. Ms. Lamb is an expert in the field of international commercial and investment arbitration and an accomplished courtroom advocate. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, public international law, complex litigation in the English and overseas courts, and business and human rights counselling.
Described by Legal Business as “one of the leading arbitration lawyers of her generation,” Ms. Lamb is consistently ranked by the principal legal directories among the world's best lawyers in her chosen fields. The Lawyer Hot 100 2014 identified Ms. Lamb as one of the UK's most innovative and inspirational lawyers for her successes “in billion dollar, high profile, politically sensitive and often market-shaping arbitration cases and related court trials.”
Ms. Lamb has acted as an adviser and/or advocate in more than 100 international commercial arbitrations across a range of industry sectors including automotive, banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, insurance, pharmaceuticals, private equity and telecommunications. She is also widely recognized for her experience in international investment and inter-state disputes. She sits as arbitrator in all such cases.
Ms. Lamb also acts in complex commercial, corporate and international litigation and appellate cases in the English and overseas courts. A former barrister, she has full rights of audience in the superior English courts and has appeared as advocate at every level, including the UK Supreme Court. Significant work includes partnership and joint venture disputes, banking law, company law, class action defense work, environmental litigation, public law and human rights law. Ms. Lamb also appears as advocate in arbitration related court proceedings.