Laura Smith | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Laura Smith
 Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1000

E laura.smith@whitecase.com

Overview

Laura Smith is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Group of the firm's London office. Laura has experience in international and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration, and primarily advises clients in the corporate, financial services and energy sectors.

Laura also provides advice in relation to commercial contracts, as well as issues relating to the enforcement and recognition of judgments in England and abroad.

Laura is committed to pro bono work, and frequently advises at the Citizens Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice, and volunteers at the legal advice clinic at the Whitechapel Homeless Mission.

Laura has also been involved in White & Case's work with Innocence Network UK in connection with the investigation of a criminal case of claimed wrongful conviction.

In 2013, Laura spent six months in the firm's Hong Kong office on secondment.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • BA (Hons), Modern History, Oxford University

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Experience

Advising on an ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a nuclear power plant

Acting for an investment bank in three separate, but related, claims brought by Private Wealth Management clients in Singapore.

Assisting a leading financial institution and coordinating its defence in connection with investigations by the US Department of Justice, the UK FCA, and the UK Serious Fraud Office relating to the setting of LIBOR and HIBOR.

Advising a major investment bank in connection with internal investigations in relation to foreign exchange trading.

Advising a global resources company in relation to potential claims in connection with a Share Purchase Agreement, related to the acquisition of a mining project in South America.