Tessa is an associate in the White & Case International Arbitration group based in London. Tessa regularly advises and represents clients in the construction, infrastructure and energy 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.
Tessa is committed to pro bono work and has received White & Case pro bono awards for her work with disability benefit appeals.
Representing the lead partner in an ICC arbitration between consortium partners relating to the termination of the consortium's contract with its employer;
Representing an international oil & gas company in one of the largest arbitration proceedings in the world concerning the construction of an LNG processing facility;
Acting for a state-owned oil and gas company in an LCIA arbitration concerning a billion dollar shareholder dispute under a joint venture arrangement;
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;
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;
Advised a West African state regarding an ICC-governed dispute about a construction project involving allegations of bribery;
Represented a client opposing a freezing injunction before the English Commercial Court relating to an oil and gas asset in a CIS country;
Conducted a multi-jurisdictional internal regulatory investigation for a leading financial institution relating to failures in money laundering systems and controls; and
Seconded for six months to the dispute resolution team of a global investment bank.