Laura Smith

Associate, London



Laura is a senior associate in the Firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice and a member of the London Technology Disputes Group. Laura has experience in international and domestic commercial litigation and arbitration, and has advised clients across the corporate, financial services and energy sectors.

Laura has a particular interest in and focus on the TMT sector and technology-related disputes involving both English and international laws and regulations. She advises global technology clients on matters relating to contractual obligations and all aspects of internet and social media law (including matters involving content moderation, intermediary liability, defamation, consumer protection, privacy and data protection and advertising). 

Laura is committed to pro-bono work and works on a broad range of pro-bono projects including, most recently, supporting the team at Refugee Legal Support with an application for family reunion, and drafting country case studies for the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty.

Laura has previously been seconded as EMEA content counsel for Meta in London, and has also spent time in the Firm's Hong Kong office on secondment.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law
College of Law
BA (Hons)
Modern History
Oxford University


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.