Joseph Lewin

Joseph Lewin

London P +44 (0)20 7031 3794 F +44 (0)20 7031 3799


Joseph is an associate in the Trial Group in London.
Joseph focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular focus on high value cross border dispute resolution.

Education & Admissions

BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law, 2008)

Exeter University (B.A., English, 2005), First Class, with Dean’s Commendation


  • England & Wales


  • Tchenguiz & others -v- Grant Thornton UK LLP & others: acting for Grant Thornton in the defence of two high profile claims brought by the Tchenguiz brothers in the Commercial Court.
  • Slater & Gordon (UK) 1 Ltd v. Watchstone Group Plc: Defending a listed public company in a high profile £637 million claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty arising out of a sale of a number of its operating subsidiaries.
  • Otello Corporation ASA v Moore Frères & Company and Last Lion Holdings Limited [2018] EWHC 2347 (Ch) – Acting for listed Norwegian software company Otello in its successful High Court action arising from Moore Frères’ attempts to block Otello from selling its minority shareholding in Last Lion for $53 million, with the case heard to an expedited timetable, with trial ending under three months after commencement.  
  • Acting for a Japanese sports media major in relation to a dispute with a joint venture partner regarding a multi-million dollar investment in a Singapore company.
  • Advising a client in the mining sector on approaches to third parties seeking to prevent the disposal and receipt of proceeds of a subsidiary mining entity.
  • Representing a BVI company in a series of complex linked LCIA arbitrations relating to ownership of a telecommunications company in a Central Asian republic, and, following the successful outcome, in the subsequent multi-million pound worldwide enforcement action.
  • Advising a leading British retail bank in an investigation by the UK government into the sale of PPI.
  • Acting for a Turkish state-owned enterprise in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration brought by a Dutch/Turkish joint venture company regarding construction works undertaken on a section of the strategically important Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline, and representing that entity in enforcement proceedings in Jersey.
  • Advising a Russian individual in relation to threatened attempts by the Russian Federation to extradite him.
  • Acting for an aircraft leasing company in an arbitral dispute in relation to the leasing of an aircraft to a Siberian air carrier.
  • Advising a leading Japanese high tech manufacturer in a tax dispute arising from an intellectual property transaction with a Dutch counterparty.
  • Representing a listed company in its high profile defence of a £600 million claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of warranty arising out of a Sale & Purchase Agreement.
  • Defending one of the top English universities in a biotech procurement challenge in the Technology and Construction Court by an unsuccessful tenderer.
  • Acting for one of the largest British investment banks on a number of investigations arising from the creation of electronic communications, including regulatory advice.
  • Advising a Brazilian construction company in relation to potential ICC proceedings against a Chinese manufacturing company regarding a tax indemnity.

Industries & Practices

Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
International Arbitration & Litigation
Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Europe
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Government Contracts Counseling & Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • International Arbitration & Litigation
  • Mining
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology
Joseph Lewin