Robert Denison

Senior Associate, London

+44 20 3574 8568

rdenison@lalive.law

Robert specialises in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as public international law. He has a particular focus on the energy and mining sectors, as well as experience working on disputes in a range of other industry sectors, including construction, commodities, hospitality and the automotive industry.

Robert has acted as counsel in arbitration proceedings under most of the major arbitral rules, including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC and UNCITRAL. He has also acted as tribunal secretary.

Recent publications

UK Supreme Court holds many litigation funding agreements to be unenforceable: what next for third-party funding?
ROBERT BRADSHAW, ROBERT DENISON
In: LALIVE Blog, July 2023

Five tips from disputes lawyers for parties considering third-party funding
ROBERT BRADSHAW, ROBERT DENISON
In: Financier Worldwide, Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes 2023, pp. 45-53

Impact of Radical Changes of Circumstances on Contractual Relationships Under Swiss Law and English Law: Tomato-Tomato?
CAROLINE DOS SANTOS, ROBERT DENISON
In: Business Law Review, Volume 44(2) (2023), pp. 64-74, 2023

Recent conferences

The impact of ESG requirements on investment arbitration
ROBERT DENISON, Panellist
Panel discussion, 11 May 2023

Junior Arbitration Associate: The Unwritten Job Description
ROBERT DENISON, Moderator
Panel Discussion, 19 February 2023

Difficult Discussions: Mastering Tricky Conversations in your Arbitration Career
ROBERT DENISON, Moderator
Webinar, 19 January 2022

Current memberships

  • Member of ICC YAF
  • Member of LCIA YIAG
  • Member of Young ICCA
  • Member of London Young Mining Professionals

Career history

  • Senior Associate, LALIVE, London, 2024 – present
  • Associate, LALIVE, London, 2019 – 2023
  • Trainee Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills, London and Paris, 2017 – 2019

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP University, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, Law, University of Cambridge, 2016
  • Exchange year, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, 2014 – 2015
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