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Portrait of Lisa Hillary

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Lisa is a partner in the London commercial dispute resolution group and a member of the marine, trade and energy division. She has extensive experience in commercial, marine, and commodity trade related litigation, including insurance/re-insurance (marine and non-marine), international trade and shipping disputes arising under COAs, multi-party vessel sharing agreements, charterparties, bills of lading, and ship sale/purchase and repair contracts.

Regularly involved in high-profile, multi-jurisdictional shipping, trade, and marine and non-marine insurance litigation, Lisa has most recently represented clients in high-value claims before the High Court concerning maritime casualty, war, and political risk. She is also active in the commodity and energy sectors.

With a broad range of clients, Lisa acts for banks, insurers, traders, P&I clubs, shipowners, charterers, and cargo interests, in connection with court, mediation, and English and international arbitration proceedings before the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, GAFTA and FOSFA.

Qualifying as a solicitor at Thomas Cooper LLP in 1999, Lisa became a partner in 2014. She has been praised in The Legal 500 as “standing out for litigation matters” and being “well regarded for shipping and trade disputes”. Lisa is an active member and chair of the membership committee of the International Energy Credit Association (IECA).

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for Beirut-based insurers in relation to High Court litigation of a political risk dispute brought by Syrian claimants.
  • Acting for Libyan-based owners in High Court litigation of a USD45 million multi-jurisdictional dispute under a war risks policy in relation to the taking of a vessel at sea.
  • Advising liquidators on the recovery of losses totalling in excess of USD40 million sustained by multi-national trade finance and investment banks following a global metals fraud.
  • Representing a Swiss trader in ICC arbitration proceedings against a multi-national conglomerate concerning failures of inspection duties.
  • Acting for a Russian national in arbitration proceedings before the LCIA against a global electronic records management company.
  • Advising a Swiss-based grain trader on multi-party and multi-jurisdictional claims totalling USD15 million following contamination to cargo.
  • Acting for a ship crew and management agency in a successful action to the Court of Appeal on a point of law regarding the territorial scope of the duty of collective consultation under s.188 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (TULR(C)A).
  • Advising a Greek ship owner in a successful claim against a major Swiss investment bank for mis-selling of investments.

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