Laurence Shore

Expertise

  • International arbitration, as counsel and arbitrator (inc. under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, AAA-Commercial and UNCITRAL rules)
  • International dispute resolution
  • Litigation before USA courts
  • IP, Business and Human Rights

 

  • Key sectors:
    • energy
    • construction
    • telecommunications
    • mining
    • healthcare
    • maritime
    • finance

 

  • Foreign languages: Italia

 

Background

– Joined as partner in 2017

  • Team Leader of the International Arbitration Focus Team
  • Member of the Public International Law & Economic Diplomacy Focus Team
  • Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (2017)
  • Councillor of LCIA’s North American Users’ Council (since 2014)
  • Chair of the New York City Bar’s International Law Committee (2012–2014)

Qualifications

  • Member of the District of Columbia Bar
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar
  • Member of the New York Bar
  • Solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales
  • PhD in History from the John’s Hopkins University
  • Law degree from the Emory University School of Law
  • History degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Knowledge Sharing

The revised Milan Chamber of Arbitration Rules: Leading the way in arbitral procedure

On 1 March 2019, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration issued its revised Rules on Arbitration, which apply to all proceedings commenced after that date. The CAM Rules seek to incorporate the innovations that have emerged in the last decade, raising the CAM’s profile in the competitive arbitrat …

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Does the substantive law matter in international arbitration?

Our International Arbitration Focus Team discusses about aspects of the arbitrators’ decision makings process, with particular focus on the law applicable to the merit of the case and on the legal concepts in the head of arbitrators. Listen to our point of view and watch the video of the e …

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The Prague Rules: wind of change?

The Prague Rules represent an alternative to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. They aim at reducing time and costs of international arbitration. Our International Arbitration Focus Team in Milan discussed in a seminar with leading arbitration practitioners …

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Why arbitration is becoming the preferred dispute resolution method in the luxury industry?

Luxury and fashion companies are often involved in cross-border operations and disputes arising from such transaction are therefore likely to involve companies from different jurisdictions. A smooth management of such disputes is paramount also to preserve commercial relationship with the diff …

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US Supreme Court: renewed support for Arbitrators to decide Arbitrability

On January 8, 2019 the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling whereby it stated that arbitral tribunals are competent to evaluate whether a claim is "arbitrable", regardless of whether the basis for arbitration is grounded or not. Our International Arbitration Focus Team analyses

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Quantification of damages in commercial arbitration: mission impossible?

Quantification of damages in commercial arbitra …

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EAIAC 2018: The Implications of Regional Investment Arbitration

On 30 August 2018 Laurence Shore, spoke at the 2018 East Africa International Arbitration Conference, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The topic of his presentation was “Towards Regional Investment Arbitration?” in Africa. He addressed three main issues concerning investor-sta …

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Achmea: the future of investment arbitration in Europe

The European Court of Justice’s controversial judgment in Achmea v Slovak Republic has cast serious doubt on the continued viability of arbitration under intra-EU bilateral investment treaties. In an interesting webinar available here, our four i …

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Third Party Funding: a useful tool to know in international arbitration

The funding of arbitration by a litigation funder on a non-recourse basis is a tool that can give companies access to massive amounts of capital and it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of the client. On 15 May 2018, BonelliErede held a seminar on TPF in international arbitration, d …

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Caught in the “Crossfire”: quantum calculations in international arbitration

One of the primary challenges that arbitral tribunals face is the quan …

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Arbitration clauses in intra-EU BITs are not compatible with EU law: a momentous decision by the European Court of Justice

The ruling of the European Court of Justice regarding the arbitration clause in the Netherlands-Slovak Republic BIT will change the European investor-state arbitration landscape. The Court stated that the arbitration clause is incompatible with EU law. This ruling, which did not adopt the Opini …

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Insights

Four new hires in Egypt to boost BonelliErede’s reach

Bahaa-Eldin Law Office in cooperation with BonelliErede strengthens its Egyptian team in Cairo with the hire of four experienced lawyers: Mostafa Moussa, Mohamed Hossam El Ehwany, Ahmad Farghal and Nayera Sherif. Mostafa Moussa, 35, is an expert corporate, capital markets, banking and restructu …

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BonelliErede announces an important arbitration presence in its Rome office

As of October 1st, partner Andrea Carlevaris moved to the firm’s Rome office to consolidate the activities of the International Arbitration Focus Team in a location where BonelliErede has developed numerous clients in the practice. Andrea Carlevaris returned to BonelliErede in July 2017, havi …

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Two new partners join BonelliErede’s international arbitration practice

BonelliErede announces the strengthening of its international arbitration practice with the arrival of two partners on 1st September 2017: Laurence Shore and Andrea Carlevaris. Laurence Shore has been a partner in the New York City office of Herbert Smith Freehills, where he was head of the pub …

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