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Angharad Parry

BA (Hons) LLM MBA

Angharad Parry specialises in advisory and advocacy work in a wide range of commercial and private international law disputes concerning litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international), commodities, energy and natural resources, off-shore, projects and heavy industry, sale of goods, carriage of goods, shipping and, public international law work (particularly involving contracts between states and private entities). She has been involved in a number of high value arbitrations, particularly before the ICC and LCIA.

Angharad is recommended by The Legal 500 (2012 and 2013) as a "Leading Junior" in the field of Commercial Litigation, and in Commodities (2014, 2015 and 2016). She is also recommended for Energy by Who's Who Legal UK Bar (2015) where she is described as "exceptionally hard-working, dedicated, and a real star".

Angharad was appointed to the Treasury Solicitor Civil/ Commercial B Panel in 2016.

Specialisations: 

  • International arbitration
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • Sale of Goods
  • Commodities
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Private International Law
  • Shipping

Principal Cases: 

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Angharad has extensive experience in both advisory and advocacy work in the field of commercial law.

Angharad has also acted as an expert on English law (particularly in relation to sale of goods and conflict of laws) in respect of foreign court and arbitral proceedings, with her opinions having been used in proceedings in jurisdictions as diverse as Italy, Singapore and Israel.

Recent reported or high profile cases include:

Integral Petroleum SA v Melars, [2016] EWCA Civ 108 (Court of Appeal): Permission to Appeal hearing.

National Private Air Transport Services Company (National Air Services Ltd) v (1) Creditrade Limited and (2) Windrose Aviation Company Limited [2016] EWHC 2144: Sole Counsel in 7 day commercial court hearing in dispute arising out of aircraft leasing and allegations of defects in engines.

Lia Oil SA v KIB Energy Pte Ltd [2016]: dispute re delivery of fuel oil.

Arroyo & Others v Equion Energia Ltd: junior counsel for Colombian Farmers in High Court claims for loss relating to alleged environmental damage caused by an oil pipeline in Colombia.

Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Limited v Gorgonia Di Navigazione SRL (Claim No. 2014 Folio 135: Lawtel report): Successfully maintained a world wide freezing order. The Court considered the meaning of "chose in action" in the context of both assets frozen and the ancillary disclosure obligations under the freezing order.

Flame SA v Glory Wealth Shipping PTE Ltd [2013] EWHC 3153 (Comm):  Important recent contract law case, considering whether it is appropriate in assessing damages for repudiatory breach to take account of an anticipatory but unaccepted breach by the "innocent" party.

Tuxford v Tuxford (2012): High value dispute involving money transfers in a  family business: involved litigation in foreign jurisdictions and Angharad acted as sole counsel in the English proceedings.

Beaver Navigation v Intercontinental Bank PLC [2011] EWHC 1287 (Comm): Case concerning submission to jurisdiction in respect of caveats against arrest and arbitration clauses, and material non-disclosure in the context of anti-suit injunctions.

Serena Navigation Ltd -v- Dera Commercial Establishment [2008] 2 Lloyd's Rep 166.

Further examples of recent work include:

Sole counsel in a multi-million pound dispute concerning sale of medical products.

Sole counsel in high value multi-jurisdictional loan dispute.

Sole counsel in respect of a multi-million pound joint venture dispute.

Sole counsel in respect of English litigation arising from the explosion of an off-shore pipeline.

Sole counsel in respect of the English off-shoot litigation from a high-profile US dispute involving motor vehicle franchising.

Advisory work in respect of general contractual interpretation: recent examples include advising on breach of confidence, advising on conflict of law clauses, advising on appropriate dispute resolution provisions.

Extensive advisory work arising out of frustration and force majeure cases, particularly those resulting from situations of supervening illegality, sanctions and civil unrest.

Extensive experience of electronic disclosure in large-scale commercial cases: including making court applications in respect of electronic disclosure and liaising with technical consultants concerning analysis of electronically stored information and contribution analyses.

She also regularly undertakes work in respect of relief such as freezing orders, anti-suit injunctions, strike-out applications, security for costs, enforcement of foreign judgments, and seeking of interim relief.

Angharad is also experienced in assisting in the resolution of disputes at different stages and has been involved in mediations for parties who choose this route.

Arbitration

Angharad regularly appears before a variety of arbitral bodies, and also provides advisory work in respect of arbitrations. Angharad also undertakes the full range of court work ancillary to arbitration, such as applications for security for costs and interim relief, and applications under sections 67, 68 and 69 Arbitration Act.

LCIA Arbitration (2017, Sole Counsel) Dispute in respect of high value alleged loan.

LCIA Arbitration (2017, Sole Counsel) Successfully resisted application for security for costs and application for security in the sum of the claim.

LMAA Arbitration (8 day listing, Sole Counsel, 2017) Shipbuilding dispute representing shipyard and financing house.

Integral Petroleum SA v Melars [2016] EWCA Civ 108 (Court of Appeal).

Transpetrochart Ltd v Petrochemical Logistics Ltd [2016] Dispute concerning appointment of an arbitrator, and involving s18 and s32 Arbitration Act 1996.

LCIA arbitration (4 day, Sole Counsel) in respect of metallurgical products (2016).

LCIA arbitration (2015): Jurisdictional phase on the interrelationship between English arbitration proceedings, Spanish and French legal proceedings in the context of the Brussels Recast.

Ad hoc arbitration (2015): Dispute re commission payments.

LCIA (2016, 3 day, Sole Counsel) Commodities arbitration concerning international sale of goods.

LCIA arbitration (2016, 3 day, Sole Counsel) concerning defective industrial goods.

LMAA Arbitration (Junior Counsel) (2015-2016): arbitration concerning contracts of affreightment.

Advisory work in respect of possible anti-arbitration injunctions (2016).

ICSID claim (Advisory work) from the Latin American/Caribbean region (2015-2016) concerning expropriation and denial of justice.

ICSID claim (Advisory work) from CIS region (2015-2016) concerning denial of justice and umbrella clause provisions.

CIArb arbitration (Sole Counsel) Dispute relating to sale of defective industrial goods.

ICC arbitration (Sole Counsel) Dispute relating to damaged industrial panels.

LMAA arbitration (Sole counsel) Dispute relating to alleged conversion of cargo.

LMAA arbitration concerning alleged wrongful arrest and breach of arbitration clause.

LCIA Arbitration Counsel (assisting a solicitor/partner) in multi-million dollar arbitration concerning rehabilitation of waste treatment facilities in Central America, and related insurance/reinsurance issues.

ICC Arbitration Junior Counsel in a high value and long-running ICC arbitration relating to rehabilitation of energy/power plants in an emerging Eastern European market.

LCIA Arbitration Junior Counsel in an LCIA arbitration concerning insurance/reinsurance issues relating to construction of industrial scale farming facilities in Central America.

LCIA Arbitration Junior Counsel in an LCIA arbitration involving high value rehabilitation of a industrial farming facilities in a former USSR state, and related expropriation disputes.

Counsel in numerous LMAA arbitrations.

Angharad regularly undertakes advisory work in relation to GAFTA, FOSA and other trade body arbitrations.

Sale of Goods

Angharad undertakes a wide range of work in respect of sale of goods, both before courts and in arbitration. Angharad has experience of sanctions issues that may arise in international trade contexts. Examples of recent work include:

Sole Counsel (2017) Multi-million pound dispute concerning the sale of medical products.

LCIA Arbitration (2016, Sole Counsel): Dispute concerning sale of defective metallurgical products.

LCIA (2016, 3 day, Sole Counsel) Commodities arbitration concerning international sale of goods.

LCIA arbitration (2016, 3 day, Sole Counsel) concerning defective industrial goods.

Commercial Court (2016): Sole Counsel for successful claimant in respect of supply of computer software.

Commercial Court (2015): Sole Counsel in respect of dispute about defective industrial flooring.

ICC Arbitration (2014): Sole Counsel in respect of dispute concerning sale of solar panels.

Commodities

Angharad has been listed by the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior in Commodities in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She has wide ranging experience in respect of commodities work, and experience of numerous trade and arbitration bodies, including inter alia GAFTA, FOSFA, International Cotton Association, LCIA and CIArb. She has also been involved in s67, s68, s69 and s72 Arbitration Act challenges arising out of commodity disputes. Angharad has significant experience in respect of export bans, frustration and force majeure arguments arising out of volatile political situations, and sanctions issues that may affect the commodities market.

GAFTA (2017): Ongoing advisory work in a extremely high value trade arbitration relating to cargo, with associated litigation in multiple jurisdictions.

Lia Oil v KIB Energy Pte Ltd (2016): Commercial Court: dispute re delivery of fuel oil.

LCIA (2016, 3 day, Sole Counsel) Commodities arbitration concerning international sale of goods.

LCIA arbitration (2016, 3 day, sole counsel) concerning defective industrial goods.

Integral Petroleum SA v Melars [2016] EWCA Civ 108 (Court of Appeal).

Transpetrochart Ltd v Petrochemical Logistics Ltd [2016] Dispute concerning appointment of an arbitrator, and involving s18 and s32 Arbitration Act 1996.   

LCIA arbitration (4 day, Sole Counsel, 2016) in respect of metallurgical products.

LCIA arbitration (2015): Jurisdictional phase on the interrelationship between English arbitration proceedings, Spanish and French legal proceedings in the context of the Brussels Recast.

Sole counsel in s72 challenge arising out of a commodities arbitration (2015).

CIArb arbitration (Sole Counsel) Dispute relating to sale of defective industrial goods.

ICC arbitration (Sole Counsel) Dispute relating to damaged industrial panels.

LMAA arbitration (Sole counsel) Dispute relating to alleged conversion of cargo.

Energy & Natural Resources

Angharad has garnered a wide range of experience in both the energy and natural resources, and in associated off-shore and heavy industry, sectors. Her work mainly focuses on upstream and midstream sectors. Angharad has experience of sanctions issues that may arise in the energy and natural resource sectors. Particular examples of her work include:

LMAA Arbitration (2017, 8 day listing, Sole Counsel): dispute concerning a pipe-laying barge.

Commercial Court: Lia Oil v KIB Energy Pte Ltd (2016): dispute re fuel oil delivery.

Advisory work in respect of jurisdictional issues and interim relief in respect of dispute arising out of tendering for provision of off-shore services in Nigeria (2016).

Advisory work in respect of jurisdictional and limitation issues arising out of an oil spill (2016).

Advisory work in respect of a dispute about alleged diversion of oil cargo (2016).

Advisory work in respect of a dispute arising out of off-shore drilling and associated Letters of Credit (2016).

Advisory work in respect of sanctions issues concerning Iran (2015).

LCIA Arbitration: Sole counsel in respect of an arbitration arising out of LNG transport (2015).

Advisory work in respect of a mediation concerning semi-submersible drilling rig (2015).

Sole counsel in respect of the English litigation arising from the explosion of an off-shore pipeline (2014).

ICC Arbitration: Advising as sole counsel in respect of a dispute relating to defective solar panels.

Arroyo v Equion Energia Ltd - junior counsel for Colombian Farmers in High Court claims for loss relating to the alleged environmental damage caused by an oil pipeline in Colombia.

Junior Counsel in a high value and long-running ICC arbitration relating to rehabilitation of energy/power plants in an emerging Eastern European market.

Counsel (assisting a solicitor/partner) in multi-million dollar LCIA arbitration concerning rehabilitation of waste treatment facilities in Central America, and related insurance/reinsurance issues.

Shipping

Angharad regularly undertakes advisory, arbitration and court work in respect of shipping disputes. She focuses on dry shipping work, advising and acting in respect of all aspects of charterparty, and bill of lading claims. She also has experience in relation to shipbuilding and ship sale-purchase disputes. Moreover, she undertakes all work ancillary to shipping disputes: notably cases concerning arrests and other forms of security. Angharad is involved in numerous LMAA arbitrations, both determined on paper and with oral hearings. Angharad has experience of sanctions issues that may arise. Angharad has experience in relation to maritime limitation issues that arise, in relation to cargo, crew and passenger disputes.

Examples of her recent work include:

LMAA Arbitration (2017, 8 day listing, Sole Counsel): Acting for yard and financing house in relation to a ship sale/purchase dispute concerning a pipe-laying barge.

Commercial Court (2017): s69 Arbitration Act challenge concerning running of laytime/demurrage consequential on fault of owners.

LMMA Arbitration (2017): Dispute concerning damage in transit to high value individual cargo item.

LMAA Arbitration (2017): long running dispute concerning interpretation of technical assistance agreements.

Commercial Court: MV Maran Cassiopeia (2016): charterparty dispute concerning laytime and demurrage.

LMAA arbitration (Junior Counsel) (2015-2016) dispute concerning contracts of affreightment.

LMAA arbitration (Sole Counsel) (2016): dispute arising out of manning agreements.

Ad hoc arbitration (Sole Counsel) (2016): dispute arising out of damage to cargo, seaworthiness, and jurisdictional issues.

London arbitration (Sole Counsel) and foreign proceedings (2016): advisory work in respect of a claim concerning discharge of cargo against allegedly fraudulent bills of lading, with proceedings concurrent in a number of jurisdictions.

Advisory work in respect of limitation of claims under the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (2016).

Advisory work in respect of a charterparty dispute concerning the seizure of a vessel by a hostile nation.

Advisory work on Freight Forwarding Liability policies (2015).

Advisory work on matters arising out of the OW Bunkers saga (2015-2016).

Global Maritime Investments Cyprus Limited v Gorgonia Di Navigazione SRL (Claim No. 2014 Folio 135: Lawtel report): Successfully maintained a world wide freezing order. The Court considered the meaning of "chose in action" in the context of both assets frozen and the ancillary disclosure obligations under the freezing order.

Flame SA v Glory Wealth Shipping PTE Ltd [2013] EWHC 3153 (Comm): Important recent contract law case, considering whether it is appropriate in assessing damages for repudiatory breach to take account of an anticipatory but unaccepted breach by the "innocent" party.

Beaver Navigation v Intercontinental Bank PLC [2011] EWHC 1287 (Comm): Case concerning the effect of caveats against arrest.

Serena Navigation Ltd -v- Dera Commercial Establishment [2008] 2 Lloyd's Rep 166.

Education and Career: 

BA (Oxon) Jurisprudence: First Class degree from Brasenose College, University of Oxford (1999)

LLM (Cantab): First Class degree from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (2000), graduated in top ten of year

MBA (Cantab) (2010)

Wright Rogers Scholarship

BVC (2001), Bedingfield Scholarship from Gray's Inn

Publications: 

“Contract and Good Faith: An idea gaining ground” Legal Week, Lexology 2017

“Shorter Trials Scheme”, with Catherine Devine, Lexology 2017

“Arbitral Awards: Not Easily Challenged”, Lexology 2016

"Such uncertainty as a sure thing": Legal uncertainty and North Sea oil post-Scottish independence’, with Penelope Nevill (2014) 5 International Energy Law Review 180

Contributor to "London Maritime Arbitration" (2009)

"Extraterritorial Jurisdiction - European Responses", with Alexander Layton QC, Houston Journal of International Law, Vol 26 Winter 2004

Contributor to both Conflicts and Jurisdiction blog, "Practical Law" and "ASIL Insights"

Appointments and Society Memberships: 

  • ComBar
  • Anglo-Hispanic Arbitration Association
  • Young International Arbitration Group

Lectures and Teaching: 

Workshop on Bilateral Investment Treaties (2016)

Topics in Civil Procedure (2016)

Keeping the Contract Alive?: Rights of the Innocent Party (2016)

Speed and Consumption Clauses (2013)

European Law of Contract: A storm in a tea cup? (2012)

Commercial Law Teaching (Undergraduate, Finalists): University of Cambridge (2010- 2012)

Visiting Scholarship, George Washington University (2015)

Lecturer at Wadham College (and Exeter College), University of Oxford (2000 – 2001)

Quotes: 

"Hardworking, thoughtful and knows her field well." (Legal 500, 2017)

"Delightful to work with, she is very much a team player and a strong advocate." (Legal 500, 2016)

"Highly experienced in GAFTA, ICC and LCIA arbitrations." (Legal 500, 2015)

"A regular in high-value GAFTA, ICC and LCIA arbitrations" (Legal 500, 2014)

"Exceptionally hard-working, dedicated, and a real star" (Who’s Who Legal, 2015)

"Delightful to work with, she is very much a team player and a strong advocate" (Legal 500, 2016)