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Chloe Mears

Senior Associate

Chloe is an Associate in the Litigation and Regulatory team whose main focus is on international arbitration. She has acted in a number of high value and high profile multi-jurisdictional arbitrations for international companies and large financial institutions relating to disputes across a broad range of sectors.

Chloe also takes part in numerous pro bono and corporate responsibility activities, including leading a program for the London Litigation and Regulatory team in conjunction with the Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau. In recognition of pro bono and community work, in 2018 Chloe was awarded the City of London Law Society's Wig & Pen Prize.


  • Advising major energy company in a shareholder dispute relating to an alleged breach of contractual good faith obligations in an LCIA arbitration seated in London, involving claims in excess of USD5 billion. This ongoing matter involves collaboration between DLA's London, Madrid and Beijing offices.
  • Acting for a Russian state-owned gas company in a high-profile and high-value SCC arbitration (seated in Stockholm) concerning the supply to and transit of natural gas through Ukraine. The multi-billion dollar dispute included claims for tariff revision pursuant to both contractual provisions and European and Ukrainian law. Chloë also provided advice in relation to enforcement and challenge proceedings in multiple jurisdictions in connection with related arbitrations between the same parties (2018-2020).
  • 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. Chloë and her colleagues were successful in obtaining an award of over USD202 million for the client in respect of the additional costs the client had incurred as a result of the contractor failing to complete the work under the EPCC contract and abandoning the project. Chloë went on to provide advice in relation to the enforcement of the award (2015-2019).
  • 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 EUR75 million 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 (2015-2018).
  • Acting for a property developer in London High Court litigation in relation to allegations of misrepresentation and deceit. Chloë and her colleagues were successful in negotiating a settlement resulting in a payment of GBP1.25 million to the client (2017-2018).
  • 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. EUR50 million.
  • Advising a leading independent investment back 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

Memberships And Affiliations

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • International Bar Association