Lucy Catherine Greenwood

Houston, Texas,
713 651 5308
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About Lucy Catherine

  Lucy Greenwood has over twenty years of experience in the international arbitration and dispute resolution field working with energy companies, banks, investment groups, airlines, media groups and many others. She spent ten years with a magic circle firm in their international group in London and Paris before relocating to Houston to join another major international law firm in 2007. She has particular experience with oil and gas disputes and questions of interpretation and construction of contracts under English law.  Lucy is dual qualified in English and US (Texas) law. Lucy is identified as an expert in the field by Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review. She is a member of the faculty for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator’s Fellowship training, responsible for delivery of training to international arbitrators across North America.  In 2017 she was singled out as a “Future Leader in International Arbitration” by Who’s Who Legal.  She has recently been selected by Who’s Who Legal as an expert practitioner in international arbitration for 2018. She has been accepted as a member of, amongst others, the AAA Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, the ICDR Panel of Arbitrators, the CPR Panel of Neutrals, the Kuala Lumpur International Arbitration Institution’s Panel of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s List of Arbitrators, the Arbitrators’ Roster for the American Chamber of Commerce, Jamaica, the Arbitrators’ Roster for the Houston Maritime Arbitration Association and she is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Lucy is known for her pioneering work in this field in relation to Diversity and Inclusion, in particular in relation to her publications: \\\"Getting a Better Balance on International Arbitration Tribunals\\\", Arbitration International, Issue 4 (2012); \\\"Is the Balance Getting Better? An Update on the Issue of Gender Diversity in International Arbitration,\\\" Arbitration International, (2015) and “Tipping the Balance: Diversity and Inclusion in International Arbitration” Arbitration International (2017).   She was awarded the CPR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in 2018. Lucy is particularly highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations. SELECTED REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS INCLUDE: Energy and Mining

  • Chair of multi million dollar dispute involving transportation of heavy oil.
  • Represented Peruvian Energy Company in ICC Emergency Arbitrator proceeding and joint operating agreement dispute.
  • Chair of tribunal in dispute between international parties in relation to energy exploration and development offshore.
  • Multi-million dollar dispute between Brazilian company and Spanish company arising out of a floating production and storage facility involving free standing hybrid risers in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Lead counsel in an ICDR arbitration between Mexican and US companies in relation to the supply of materials for fracking.
  • Advised a major energy producer on an ad hoc arbitration seated in Halifax, Canada, under Nova Scotia law.
  • Represented a major international oil and gas company in relation to a joint operating agreement dispute in relation to offshore West Africa.
  • Co-lead counsel in ICDR arbitration against a Georgian oil producer involving rig lease agreement.
  • Application for ICDR emergency measures to secure the release of the client’s oil rig from the former Soviet Republic of Georgia.
  • ICC arbitration arising under a Joint Operating Agreement for a petroleum block in Peru involving issues of environmental remediation.
  • Ad hoc arbitration under the Arbitration Act 1996 for a US energy company against a Bermudan re-insurer, seat in London, New York substantive law.
  • UNCITRAL arbitration conducted under Trinidadian law between a major Texan oil producer and a Trinidadian state entity involving exploitation of oil and gas interests off the coast of Trinidad.
  • ICC arbitration under Indian law between a French company and a State entity involving the collapse of a coal mine in India.
UNCITRAL arbitration under English law between an independent contractor and a major oil and gas producer in relation to disputes arising out of the hire of an oil rig for drilling off the coast of India.
  • Advised on multi-million dollar manufacturing dispute between Korean and US parties relating to the manufacture of buoyancy devices for drilling.
Sovereign Disputes
  • Represented a major Canadian energy producer in a complex arbitration brought under the Canada-Venezuela Bilateral Investment Treaty and conducted under the UNCITRAL rules and subsequently ICSID Additional Facility Rules.
  • Co-lead Counsel in multi million dollar NAFTA arbitration for a major international oil company against Canada under the ICSID Arbitration Rules involving the application of regulatory guidelines.
  • Represented a North-American corporation in an investment dispute against a Latin American government.
  • Advised a major international oil company on questions of international law in relation to a gas fields in the Middle East and possible claims under bilateral investment treaties.
  • Advised an independent North American oil and gas exploration, development and production company on the bilateral investment treaty implications of the restructuring of its investment in a major offshore oil field.
  • Advised clients regarding host country instruments and bilateral and multilateral investments treaties including NAFTA and the Energy Charter Treaty.
Media, Licensing, Distributorship and Agency
  • Emergency arbitrator in ICDR proceedings relating to sports licensing issues.
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration between US and Jamaican parties relating to software licenses.
  • Member of three arbitrator panel in a complex IT patent licensing dispute between Taiwanese and Canadian parties.
  • Sole arbitrator in a complex ICDR international arbitration between Swiss and Florida parties in relation to healthcare licensing.
  • Member of three arbitrator panel under the ICDR rules relating to a licensing and distribution dispute.
  • Chair of an arbitration panel constituted under the CPR rules relating to an international distribution agreement.
  • Sole arbitrator in relation to an agency dispute relating to professional sports management
  • ICDR arbitration involving a Texas-based international music and a European company regarding issues of breaches of intellectual property rights.
  • LCIA arbitration in relation to a contractual dispute over a joint venture relating to telecommunications in Estonia.
  • Represented an international media group in an ICC arbitration under Hungarian law.
  • Acted for a major soft drinks manufacturer in relation to an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a distribution agreement under Chilean law.
  • ICC arbitration conducted under Swiss law in relation to a contractual dispute over sports licensing.
  • ICC arbitration under English law for a Romanian state entity against an aircraft manufacturer.
  • Represented an investment group as the claimants’ counsel in arbitration proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules in London and the litigation initiated by the respondent in Russia. Simultaneous proceedings in the UK and Russia, as well as criminal proceedings initiated against the former Governor of the Kaliningrad Oblast.
  • Charterparty arbitration under the LMAA Rules and the Arbitration Act 1996 representing a Japanese energy service provider.
  • Advised on charterparty agreements.
Commercial and cross border litigation
  • Acted for a consortium of banks in litigation before the English courts in relation to a US$10 billion IPO of a Russian oil company
  • Acted for a major bank in litigation before the English courts in relation to a hostile takeover.
  • Represented a major gas producer in litigation before the English courts in relation to a dispute arising out of an IT contract.
  • Acted for a major US investment bank in English court litigation in relation to a $500 million insurance contract.
  • Acted for a major investment bank in relation to civil and criminal proceedings in Eastern Europe involving allegations of corporate manslaughter.
  • Conducted an investigation into the trading practices of a major mutual fund in London following allegations of market timing.
  • Advised a major international bank in relation to investigations by the Financial Reporting Review Panel.
Acted for a major investment bank in relation to civil and criminal proceedings in Italy to clawback €290 million and to recover €2.2 billion.
  • Advised a major company in relation to claims by individuals of cancer caused by working in its Hull tin factories including reference to Dispute Review Boards.
Arbitration-related litigation
  • Successfully defended a challenge to an ICC arbitration award before the English Commercial Court under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996. (Cameroon Airlines v Transnet Ltd).
  • Obtained emergency injunctive relief of over 1 billion dollars from the English court in support of an arbitration in Switzerland in relation to Qatari parties.
(State of Qatar v Al-Thani). EDUCATION:
  • University of Cambridge, BA Law Hons (1994), MA Law Hons (1996)
  • College of Law, Chester, Legal Practice Course (1995).
  • Texas Bar Review Course (2016).
MEMBERSHIP: Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, LCIA, Law Society of England and Wales, Houston International Arbitration Club. Former guest Editor, OGEMID list serv,  Former Executive Board Member, ArbitralWomen. Steering Committee, Pledge for Equal Representation in Arbitration.   Founder, the Alliance for Equality in Dispute Resolution. PUBLICATIONS SINCE 2010:
  • Arbitration: The Journal of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration August 2010 “Tear Up the Procedural Schedule: Reducing Time and Costs in International Commercial Arbitration”.
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration News and Notes Fall 2010 “Class Arbitrations under the US Federal Arbitration Act: Stolt-Nielsen S.A v Animalfeeds International Corp”.
  • Fulbright International Arbitration Report 2010 Issue 2 “Enforcing an arbitration award against a recalcitrant party in England”
  • Fulbright International Arbitration Report 2010 Issue 2 “New York Court Compels Arbitration and Issues Anti-suit Injunction: the decision in Amaprop
Limited v Indiabulls Financial Services Limited” World Arbitration & Mediation Review, 2010, Volume 4, No.3  “Comment: Recent Developments in the Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards in England & Wales”
  • International Dispute Resolution News August 2010 “The English High Court highlights the difficulty of determining the stage at which a party might lose its right to apply for a stay in favor of arbitration”.
  • Journal of International Arbitration (2011) J.Int’l Arb 28(2) “Does Bifurcation Really Promote Efficiency?”
  • Arbitration International Volume 27, Issue 2 2011 “A Window of Opportunity? Building a Short Period of Time into Arbitral Rules in Order for Parties to Explore Settlement”.
  • \\\"Sketch: The Rise, Fall and Rise of International Arbitration – a View from 2030,\\\" in Arbitration (2011) 77 Arbitration, Issue 4
  • \\\"Keeping the Golden Goose Alive: Could Alternative Fee Arrangements Reduce the Cost of International Arbitration?\\\" Journal of International Arbitration (2011) 28 J.Int.Arb.6
  • \\\"West Tankers           –          The   Enduring            Dispute,   An
Update\\\"  Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 2, 2011
  • \\\"A US District Court Firmly Rejects An Attempt to Expand the Grounds for Refusing Enforcement of a Foreign Arbitral Award\\\" Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. International Arbitration Report, Issue 1, 2011
  • \\\"In Search of An Exemplary Construction Arbitration\\\", Fordham Law Conference (2012)
  • “The Regionalization of International Arbitration: Maintaining International Standards in Appointing Arbitrators\\\" Liber Amicorum for Hans Van Houtte (2012)
  • Contributor, ICDR Yearbook (2012)
  • \\\"Getting a Better Balance on International Arbitration Tribunals\\\", Arbitration International, Issue 4 (2012)
  • \\\"Dissent - But Only If You Really Feel You Must,\\\" published at the 16th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day, February 2013
  • “Are Challenges Overused in International Arbitration? “ Journal of International Arbitration Vol. 30 Issue 2, 2013
  • “Unblocking the Pipeline: Achieving Greater Gender Diversity on International Arbitration Tribunals” International Law News Vol 42, No 2, Spring 2013.
Co-Author, \\\"Advocacy in International Arbitration,\\\" The Leading Arbitrators\\\' Guide to International Arbitration, Third Edition, 2014
  • \\\"Is the Balance Getting Better? An Update on the Issue of Gender Diversity in International Arbitration,\\\" Arbitration International, 2015
  • “Could “Blind” Appointments Open Our Eyes to the Lack of Diversity in International Arbitration?” TDM Special Issue, July 2015
  • Co-Author, “Puppies or Kittens? How to Better Match Arbitrators with Parties Expectations\\\" Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration, January 2016
  • 3 part series on international mediation, Law 360, February 2016
  • Co-Author “Puppies or Kittens? Join the debate” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, April 2016
  • Co-Author “Puppies or Kittens – the results are in” Kluwer Arbitration Blog, August 2016
  • “It’s a Numbers Game” – Global Pound Conference Series, November 2016
  • “Tipping the Balance – Diversity and Inclusion in International Arbitration” Arbitration International, 2017
  • “Choosing the Right Energy Arbitrator” –The Resolver, February 2017
  • Co-Author: \\\"The Winner of the 2017 GAR Awards for Best Innovation? Transparency and Diversity\\\" Kluwer Arbitration Blog, March 2017
  • “Going Global, Trust and Trade Worldwide” The New Statesman, September 2017
  • “Women in Disputes – What can be done about the leaky pipeline” CDR magazine, November 2017
  • Co-lead instructor at the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association Arbitrator Training Course, September 2010
  • Speaker: “International Law and Career Development”, International Law Section, State Bar of Texas, Houston, September 2011.
  • Speaker: “Does Bifurcation Really Promote Efficiency?” Houston International Arbitration Club, Houston, November 2011
  • Panelist: \\\"Navigating Tricky Evidentiary Issues Whilst Maintaining Party Equality\\\" ITA Workshop on International Arbitration, Dallas, June 2012
  • Moderator: “Which is the most beneficial arbitrator appointment methodology” and “Whether the advocate’s role in the arbitration proceeding should be defined by an independent ethical code or framework” , 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference, September 2012
  • Panelist: “How Gender Diversity in Arbitrator Selection Enhances the Process” New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section, New York, October 2012
Faculty Member, Advanced Route To Fellowship, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Las Vegas November 2011, British Virgin Islands December 2012, Houston January 2013, Trinidad April 2013, New York October 2013, Denver October 2014, Washington DC July 2015, Houston May 2016, Chicago August 2017, San Antonio May 2017, Miami February 2018
  • Speaker, “English law for the American lawyer” State Bar of Texas International Law Section, March 2014
  • Panelist, “Challenges Based on Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, and Ethnicity” - Broadening and Deepening Underrepresented Groups Participation in Dispute Resolution: A Workshop, American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, April 2014
  • Chair, \\\"Addressing the Internal Challenges That Affect Diversity In International Disputes\\\", Panel Discussion, International Law Association Weekend, New York, October 2014
  • Co-Lead Instructor, Houston Maritime Association Annual Arbitrators Training Program, Houston, November 2014
  • Speaker, \\\"Ethics in Advocacy in International Arbitration\\\" University of Houston Law Center Training Program, November 2014
  • Moderator, \\\"Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Practices and Trends\\\" ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference, January 2015
  • Speaker, “Presenting Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration”, Young ICCA Conference, Houston, June 2015
  • Speaker, \\\"Effective Management of International Disputes\\\", Energy Academy, Houston, November 2015
  • Panelist, \\\"Hot Topics in International Arbitration\\\", New England Legal Foundation, Boston, 2015
  • Chair, “Unconscious Bias in International Arbitration” ICDR International Arbitration Conference, Miami, January 2016
  • Chair, \\\"Promoting & supporting female practitioners in international arbitration to more senior positions” ICC VII International Arbitration Congress, Costa Rica, March 2016
  • Chair, opening session, “Improving the Role of Women in Dispute Resolution: Evolution or Revolution?” UNESCO International Arbitration Conference, Paris, March 2016
  • Lecturer “Drafting Arbitration Awards”, Pace University, November 2016
  • Panelist, “Should Arbitrators Disclose their preferences regarding the organization and the conduct of the procedure” 14th ICC Miami Conference, Miami, November 2016
  • Lecturer “Challenges and Enforcement of Arbitration Awards”, University of Houston, November 2016
  • Co-lead instructor, Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association training course, January 2017
  • Panelist: \\\"Cross Examination in International Arbitration\\\" CPR Annual Meeting, Miami, March 2017
  • Moderator: \\\"Korean Arbitration Night: Discussion of the Korean Arbitration Act and new Korean Commercial Arbitration Board Rules\\\", Hong Kong, March 2017
  • Chair: “Diversity and Transparency, Novel Concepts in International Arbitration”, Houston, April 2017
  • Chair: “Does the world of arbitration need radical change to keep our users happy?” In-house counsel open forum, Houston, April 2017
  • Co-Chair: 2017 Energy Arbitration Conference, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Houston, April 2017
  • Panelist: “Emergency Applications in International Arbitration”, New York, August 2017
  • Panelist: “Making Arbitration Great Again” GAR Live, New York, September 2017
  • Speaker: “The Under-representation of Women In International Arbitration”, Women In Dispute Resolution, November 2017.
  • Speaker: “Adversarial and Inquisitorial Techniques in International Arbitration”, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conference, Paris, December 2017