Philip Clifford served as global Co-chair of the International Arbitration Practice and then as Chair of the London Litigation & Trial Department. He is currently a United Kingdom representative on the ICC Commission on Arbitration, co-author of a leading text on the LCIA Arbitration Rules, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Solicitor Advocate. As well as representing parties, he also regularly sits as an arbitrator, giving him a valuable dual perspective on resolving disputes.
Mr. Clifford has 20 years experience in resolving a broad range of disputes through arbitration, litigation (in London and overseas) and mediation. He has particular expertise in complex, cross border, disputes, such as those arising out of oil and gas, power, engineering and construction projects, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and financial transactions, and in connection with directors’ duties and fraud.
Mr. Clifford is recognized in major legal guides as a leading arbitration practitioner, with Chambers UK quoting a source describing him as “a pleasure to work with and extremely adept at resolving cross-border disputes.” The Legal 500 UK notes that he is "one of the best in the profession" and is “renowned for energy cases”.
Mr. Clifford is a regular speaker and author on arbitration topics. He has lectured on arbitration at numerous conferences, at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and at University College London, and was a member of the DIFC working party for its new arbitration law. Mr. Clifford is also a member of LexisNexis’ Consulting Editorial Board for Dispute Resolution.