January 25, 2023

Leonie Sellers joins Fenwick Elliott’s international hub in Dubai

Fenwick Elliott is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonie Sellers to the firm’s international hub in Dubai. 

Leonie has significant experience of contentious construction matters, with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure disputes. Specialising in international arbitration, Leonie has extensive experience in advancing and defending claims under the ICC, LCIA, DIAC, ADCCAC and UNCITRAL rules, as well as the enforcement of arbitral awards in the local courts.

Leonie has been based in the Middle East for over 10 years, during which time she has acted for and advised construction clients both in the Middle East and internationally. 

Patrick Stone, partner and head of Fenwick Elliott’s Dubai office, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Leonie to our growing team in the UAE, where she will play a major role in our continued growth.”

Leonie is described in Legal 500 EMEA 2021 as: “excellent, with a strong work ethic, excellent with clients, good on detail and not afraid to be firm with experts and opponents when the occasion calls for it. An excellent lawyer and a star for the future: one to watch”. 

In addition to her years spent in private practice, Leonie has also spent time as in-house counsel for a leading developer of water and power projects, and most recently as a seconded interim general counsel for a multinational conglomerate. 

To find out more about Fenwick Elliott’s capability in the UAE and broader region, please visit our Middle East page, where you can download our brochure.