Sam trained with Clyde & Co and is an associate in the firm's International Arbitration and Litigation Group. He read Law at Bristol University and spent the penultimate year of his degree on exchange at the University of Hong Kong.
Sam represents public, private and state-owned companies in a range of sectors including commodities, energy and asset management. He has acted in a number of high-value arbitrations conducted under the major arbitral rules, as well as in proceedings before the English courts.
Sam is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
- Acted for a contractor in a dispute with an operator arising from the early termination of a contract for the hire of a rig offshore Libya. LCIA arbitration, London seat, English law.
- Represented a state-owned commodities trader in a dispute with one of its buyers linked to an investigation by the European Anti-Fraud Office. LCIA arbitration, London seat, English law.
- Acted for the claimant in Commercial Court proceedings in a dispute arising from the termination of a management services agreement by an African sovereign wealth fund.
- Acted for insurers faced with a significant property damage and business interruption claim arising from the buckling of a subsea pipeline. Ad hoc arbitration, London seat, New York law.
- Advised a high-net worth individual in respect of investments made with an AIM listed company.
- Represented the owner of a Middle Eastern power plant in a contractual dispute with its contractor. ICC arbitration, London seat, English law.
- Acted for a major US energy company in the Supreme Court to overturn a prohibition notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive in connection with an offshore installation in the North Sea.
- Represented a client in an SFO investigation involving allegations of bribery of government officials.