Clare Connellan | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Clare Connellan
Clare Connellan

Clare Connellan

Partner, London

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Clare Connellan stands out as “a skilled and clever lawyer” who is much-admired in construction disputes.

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Clare is a Partner based in White & Case's London office and works with the International Arbitration and Construction and Engineering Groups. Clare advises companies, state entities, contractors, owners and operators on the resolution of complex disputes, with a particular focus on disputes within the construction and engineering industry.

She has been involved in arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA and CRCICA rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations, including under the UNCITRAL and LMAA rules. Clare also advises on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, and is a CEDR-accredited mediator. She has spent time on secondment to the LCIA as counsel.

Clare also leads the firm’s Business & Human Rights Interest Group and is consulted in relation to issues such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Modern Slavery Act, as well as business and human rights training.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor Advocate
  • England and Wales


  • CEDR accredited mediator
  • LLM, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Diploma, International Commercial Comparative Arbitration, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London
  • LPC, Nottingham Law School
  • Maitrise en droit privé, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
  • LLB, English law and French law, King's College London


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Advising a major European energy provider in relation to the construction and installation by contractors of a nuclear power plant.

Advising EPC contractors on disputes with subcontractor suppliers.

Representing a shipbuilder in a multi-million euro LCIA arbitration concerning the major refurbishment of an FPSO.

Representing the lead member of a contractor consortium on its legal position and on ICC arbitration proceedings against a government entity in relation to claims and counter-claims in respect of a major railway project.

Advising an international consortium on pre-arbitration disputes on a major infrastructure project in north Africa.

Advising on dispute resolution and strategic considerations in relation to turnkey contracts and for the supply of spare parts for a renewable energy project.

Representing one member of a consortium involved in the design and construction of a power plant in the Middle East in an ICC arbitration and related issues.

Advising an Asian EPC contractor concerning entitlements against the employer and sub-contractors arising out of an independent infrastructure project in a Middle Eastern state, including a contract for the supply of equipment.

Advising international companies on arbitration and tiered dispute resolution contract provisions.