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Amanda Cowell is a Counsel based in the Dispute Resolution group of the firm’s London office. She has experience in commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration, primarily working with corporate, telecoms and banking clients (including investment banks and funds). Amanda previously spent six months on secondment at a leading investment bank.
Amanda has acted for clients in the English Courts at all levels and has been involved in international commercial arbitrations before various institutions. She has a wealth of offshore experience and has acted for clients in numerous jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, India, Curaçao, Switzerland, Turkey, the U.S., the Netherlands and the Isle of Man. She also has substantial experience of post-judgment and award enforcement.
Amanda is committed to pro bono work and is regularly listed on the White & Case Pro Bono awards Honour Roll.
Representing the owner of a controlling stake in Turkey's leading mobile phone operator in successful proceedings before the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (High Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council), and English Administrative Court, concerning the disputed ownership of a US$1.5 billion stake in the operator.The litigation began in 2007 in the British Virgin Islands and has involved 14 hearings before the Commercial Court in the BVI, seven appeals to the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, and eight hearings before the Privy Council in London.
Representing an investment fund in LCIA arbitration proceedings in a US$300 million dispute arising out of a slum clearance project in Mumbai.
Ongoing multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings in England (High Court and Court of Appeal), Cyprus, the Isle of Man and India in aid of enforcement of US$380 million LCIA arbitration awards dealing with a range of relief including disclosure of assets, worldwide freezing orders, orders appointing receivers by way of equitable execution, third party debt orders and proceedings seeking Chabra relief and related jurisdictional issues. English Case reports:  EWHC 1323 (Comm);  2 All ER (Comm) 1137;  EWCA Civ 1512;  EWHC 1323 (Comm);  EWHC 3131 (Comm);  1 All ER (Comm) 336;  Bus LR D25;  EWHC 467 (Comm);  EWHC 3704;  1 All ER (Comm) 305;  1 Lloyd's Rep 191;  EWHC 86 (Comm);  EWHC 597 (Comm).
Acting for a consortium of shareholders in adjudication proceedings under a power services contract.
Representing a Lithuanian oil company in a dispute before the Commercial Court concerning an oil trading agreement.English Case report: Proton Energy v. Orlen Lietuva  1 All ER (Comm) 972;  EWHC 2872.