Laura Smith

Associate, London

Biography

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.