Hazel Levent

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Hazel Levent is an associate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution Group in London and currently on secondment in the Paris office. She practices both international arbitration and commercial litigation across a variety of sectors and locations.

In 2012, Hazel undertook a six-month secondment in the International Arbitration Group of the Firm's Paris office. She has also spent time on a client secondment at an Oil & Gas company, with a focus on operations in North Africa.

Hazel is also committed to pro-bono work and was awarded the White & Case pro-bono award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. She 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.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
College of Law, London
Graduate Degree in Law
College of Law, London
MSc
Comparative Politics and Markets
London School of Economics and Political Science
BA
European Studies
King's College London and Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Diplôme
Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris
Languages
English
French
Italian
Turkish

Experience

Advising a leading telecommunications group in an ICC arbitration regarding a complex high value shareholders' agreement in Southern Africa.

Advising an integrated oil and gas company in connection with a Swiss Rules arbitration arising out of the breach of a contract for the sale of a business involved with the distribution of petroleum products.

Advising a contractor consortium in an ICC arbitration against a government entity, in relation to claims and counter-claims concerning the termination of a construction contract relating to a major rail project.

Advising a Central Asian oil and gas production company in relation to several parallel LCIA proceedings concerning the commissioning of a gas treatment facility.

Advising a leading financial institution on its defence in connection with cross-border investigations by the UK FCA, the UK Serious Fraud Office, the ACPR, the European Commission, the Swiss COMCO, the US Department of Justice, the US CFTC  and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) in connection with the setting of LIBOR, EURIBOR and SIBOR.

Advising a Middle Eastern engineering and contracting company in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a contract for the construction of several multi-use buildings.