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Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration

Keidan Harrison have extensive experience in acting in complex, sensitive and high-value domestic and international commercial arbitrations, in enforcing arbitration awards and in bringing and defending challenges to arbitration awards (particularly those brought under sections 67, 68 and 69 of the Arbitration Act 1996).

Our expertise includes:

  • Acting in cases assisting foreign entities and law firms to enforce, or resist enforcement of, arbitration awards in the English Courts, as well as working with law firms outside of the UK to enforce awards in other jurisdictions.
  • Acting in arbitrations pursuant to institution rules, including but not limited to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
  • Acting in specialist sector related arbitrations, for example those arising out of commodities trading such as the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
  • Acting in ad-hoc arbitrations designed by the parties in contracting documents or engineered as part of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process.

Taking advantage of our low cost base as a boutique disputes law firm, we are able to act in such arbitrations at a much lower cost than the large international firms, without any sacrifice in quality of representation. We are also able to enter into flexible and creative charging arrangements. In appropriate cases, we can, in view of our longstanding relationships with some of the leading third-party disputes funders, also assist clients to obtain external financing to bring cases.

Being a small and specialist law firm, we are highly unlikely to have any conflicts of interest that might otherwise preclude us from taking on cases for or against a particular entity. This benefit, combined with our technical expertise and strong emphasis on client care, make us an attractive alternative to the large international law firms for arbitration-related work.

We have experience in a variety of types of Negotiated Dispute Resolution (NDR) that can be used in conjunction with arbitration, including mediation.

Marc Keidan is a force of nature: irrepressibly energetic; absolutely determined to find the right strategic solution; hugely client focused and ever sensitive to the client's commercial (and cost) needs. He is also hugely knowledgeable about misselling claims against banks.

Luke Harrison is a first class tactician, always obtains the best result for his clients. He is incredibly hard working and seems to never run out of energy

Marc Keidan is a charming and charismatic partner. He inspires confidence in his clients.

Luke Harrison is very insightful and has an ability to read into what the other side are thinking, and he has an uncanny ability to know how they will react. He has a fine analytical mind and he is highly respected amongst his peers.

Marc Keidan - truly experienced, fearless and fantastic to work with.

I am always amazed and impressed by Luke Harrison's energy and enthusiasm in respect of each and every case. He always has time for both clients and counsel and always goes the extra mile.

Marc Keidan is well known for knowing pretty much everything that is going on in the litigation arena at any one time. He is a real brain box. He is pragmatic and extremely bright.

Luke Harrison is an inspirational leader and very well known in the market and admired for what he has done.

Meet our specialist team: Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration

Marc Keidan
Marc Keidan


Luke Tucker Harrison
Luke Tucker Harrison

Partner & Solicitor Advocate

Laura Code
Laura Coad


Kit Smith
Kit Smith


Srishti Jain
Srishti Jain


Professional associations

Our lawyers are members of the following professional associations:

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