Tessa is a senior associate in the White & Case International Arbitration group based in London. Tessa regularly advises and represents clients in the construction, transportation and energy sectors.
Tessa was listed as a Rising Star of International Arbitration in the 2022 Legal 500. Her clients report "Senior associate Tessa Crosby demonstrates an extraordinary ability to listen when dealing with complex issues, and provides feedback with very deep analyses and accurate syntheses."
Prior to joining White & Case, Tessa completed a pupillage year in London commercial chambers specializing in advocacy before arbitral tribunals and the Commercial Court. She also served as a clerk at the Federal Court of Canada, where she assisted with judicial reviews of Canadian constitutional, intellectual property, privacy and procurement law.
Tessa is committed to pro bono work and has received White & Case pro bono awards for her work with disability benefit appeals.
Examples of Tessa's recent experience are as follows:
Consortium dispute about the termination of a contract
Representing the lead partner in a Swiss-seated ICC arbitration between consortium partners relating to the termination of the consortium's contract with its employer.
Construction dispute about LNG processing facility
Representing an international oil & gas company in one of the largest ever ICC arbitrations concerning the construction of an LNG processing facility.
US$1 billion joint venture dispute
Acting for a state-owned oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration concerning a billion dollar dispute under a joint venture arrangement.
Commuter rail dispute
Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract relating to the design, construction and commissioning of a commuter railway.
Water distribution network
Representing a Middle Eastern state in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules with its contractor arising from a construction project for a water distribution network.
West African construction dispute
Advised a West African state regarding an ICC-governed dispute about a construction project involving allegations of bribery.
Oil and gas freezing injunction
Represented a client opposing a freezing injunction before the English Commercial Court relating to an oil and gas asset in a CIS country.
Anti-money laundering investigation
Conducted a multi-jurisdictional internal regulatory investigation for a leading financial institution relating to failures in money laundering systems and controls.
Secondment to global investment bank
Seconded for six months to the dispute resolution team of a global investment bank.