Chloe MearsShe/herSenior Associate
Chloe Mears is a highly experienced dispute resolution lawyer, whose primary focus is international arbitration. Having acted for many of the firm’s key clients in high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes across a range of sectors, Chloe’s recent work has primarily been in the energy and telecoms sectors.
Chloe has significant experience in international arbitrations administered by the major arbitral institutions, including the LCIA, ICC, SCC and SIAC. She has also advised clients in relation to proceedings in the English Courts.
In addition to her fee earning work, Chloe is involved in numerous pro bono and corporate responsibility projects. These include being a mentor in the firm’s Head Start programme and working with the Greek Council for Refugees in submitting applications to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of Syrian asylum seekers.
- Acting for a global telecommunications company in relation to LCIA arbitration proceedings commenced against two of its subsidiaries by a former joint venture partner. The dispute relates to the exercise of a put option and the outcome of a related expert valuation process. The claims brought in the London-seated arbitration include allegations of deceit and conspiracy and are valued at over USD200m.
- Acting for a European multi-national energy company in relation to a dispute with a Spanish multinational natural gas and electrical energy utilities company in the context of a request for the amendment of indexes used for the calculation of the price of the supply and delivery of gas under a gas sale and purchase agreement. The disputed issues include the interpretation and interrelationship between expert determination and arbitration clauses, and whether the purchaser is entitled to an amendment of the contract price as a consequence of gas price volatility.
- Representing two major international energy companies in a dispute against multiple government entities in relation to an oil field development in the Middle East. The dispute relates to the non-payment of invoices for services rendered and the claims amount to more than USD200m. The clients commenced LCIA arbitration proceedings, seated in London, which are ongoing
- Acting for a loan servicing and advisory firm in defense of a complex claim brought by the administrators of an issuer of commercial mortgage-backed securities. The English commercial court proceedings included allegations tantamount to a multi-party fraud worth at least GBR25m. By demonstrating in pre-action correspondence that the Claimant had failed to meet the required evidential threshold, the Claimant decided against serving its claim on our client – a clear victory for the client
- Advising a major energy company in successfully defending London-seated LCIA arbitration proceedings brought by a joint venture partner in relation to an oil exploration and production company in Brazil. The claims were valued in excess of USD5bn and the outcome represented a significant strategic victory for one for the firm’s key clients in the context of a wider despite involving various of the parties’ subsidiaries
- Acting for a state-owned gas company in high-value SCC arbitration proceedings, seated in Stockholm, concerning the supply and transit of gas. The multi-billion-dollar dispute included claims for tariff revision pursuant to contractual provisions and European and national law. Chloe also provided advice in relation to enforcement and challenge proceedings in multiple jurisdictions in connection with related arbitrations between the same parties
- Advising and representing a major Chinese oil company in a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration in connection with a dispute arising out of an EPCC contract for the development of an oil field in the Middle East. Chloe and her colleagues were successful in obtaining an award of over USD200m for their client and went on to provide advice in relation to the enforcement of the award
- Acting for a major British bank in a dispute against significant European banks, financial institutions and a European State in claims arising from a complex and high-profile bank takeover. The claims were valued at over EUR75m with proceedings pursued in the Belgian Courts (where Dutch, Belgian and English law claims were advanced), and by way of a Paris-seated, English law, ICC arbitration
- Advising a leading media and entertainment company in relation to the investigation of potential fraud claims against a large European manufacturer and distributor of licensed merchandise, amounting to c.EUR50m
- Advising a leading independent investment bank in relation to issues of information security and potential employer liability
- University of Law, LL.B. Laws, 2013
- College of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2013
- College of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2012
University of Exeter, History and International Relations B.A. (Hons), 2011
- Energy & Natural Resources Case Law Update, 25 Apr 2019
- Energy & Natural resources case law update, 5 Dec 2018
- Real News - Autumn 2018, 22 Oct 2018
- Penalty clauses: how to stay sweet following Candy, 9 May 2018
- The Law Society of England and Wales