Harris’ practice covers all areas of international arbitration, and commercial and company litigation, with a particular emphasis on corporate, joint venture, trade, banking and financial services, civil fraud, professional negligence, and project and insurance disputes, as well as those involving the licensing and exploitation of intellectual property including in the technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Harris has acted in the above matters for investment banks, hedge funds, international and domestic companies, public and government bodies and individuals. Harris’ cases frequently have an international element. He routinely appears on matters before the DIFC Court, has acted on a matter in the Court of the Turks & Caicos Islands, and has provided expert evidence to foreign courts and tribunals on matters of English law. He sees himself as a team player who is happy to act as sole counsel or with other senior or junior barristers.
Harris’ arbitration experience has included significant proceedings under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, WIPO and ICSID arbitration rules, and numerous court applications relating to arbitrations, such as freezing injunctions, ancillary orders, and challenges to arbitration awards.
Harris is listed as a leading junior for international arbitration in the Legal 500 and is an editor with Julian Lew QC and others of Arbitration in England (with chapters on Scotland and Ireland), a book published by Wolters Kluwer in 2013. He has also tutored on international arbitration at the centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, and has presented widely on this topic. Harris also acts as an arbitrator and is a CEDR accredited mediator.