Tessa is an associate in the White & Case Dispute Resolution group based in London. She has experience in a range of disputes including international arbitration, commercial litigation and regulatory investigations. Tessa regularly advises and represents clients in the financial services, oil and gas and private equity sectors.
Prior to joining White & Case she completed the Harold G. Fox Scholarship working in three sets of barristers' chambers specialising in commercial law and arbitration. She has also served as a clerk at the Federal Court of Canada where she assisted with judicial review decisions relating to Canadian constitutional, intellectual property, privacy and procurement law.
Acting for a state owned oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration concerning a shareholder dispute under a joint venture arrangement.
Assisted a leading financial institution regarding a multi-jurisdictional internal investigation relating to failures in money laundering systems and controls.
Represented a client opposing a freezing injunction before the English High Court relating to an oil and gas asset in a CIS country.
Represented senior bank executives in proceedings before the English Commercial Court relating to incentive fee agreements.
Advising private equity firms on bribery and corruption issues arising from potential investments in target companies, including post-acquisition advice on anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures.
Advised a West African government regarding a £107 million ICC-governed construction dispute with a UK company involving allegations of bribery.