Lawrence Northmore-Ball graduated with a First in Modern Languages from Cambridge, specialising in Russian and German. He completed his training contract in the London and Moscow offices of Clifford Chance LLP before joining the International Dispute Resolution group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in 2012.
Lawrence has experience advising domestic and international clients on international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and litigation before the courts of England and a variety of other jurisdictions. He also has experience of advising on public international law.
Lawrence joined Carter-Ruck in 2013 and works primarily in the firm’s International Law and Commercial Litigation teams. While at Carter-Ruck Lawrence has recently represented a State as one of the Respondents to a substantial LCIA Arbitration relating to an alleged professional services agreement and is representing Al Jazeera in its dispute with Egypt under the 1999 Qatar-Egypt Bilateral Investment Treaty before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Lawrence has also advised on a number of commercial litigation matters and public international law issues, including in the context of complaints brought under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Lawrence is mentioned in the firm’s Legal 500 rankings in the context of public international law and speaks Russian and German.