Présentation


Armando Neris focuses his practice on commercial litigation and arbitration, together with investor-state disputes. He represents a broad range of clients – including state-owned entities and SWFs, major financial institutions, private equity funds, multinational corporations and high-net-worth individuals – in complex and high-value disputes. Armando has a strong background in banking and financial services, private equity and energy and natural resources disputes.

Apart from conducting commercial litigation before the English courts, of which he has considerable experience, Armando has acted as counsel in a number of institutional (ICSID, LCIA, AAA, SIAC and HKIAC) and ad hoc international commercial and investor-state arbitrations. He has appeared as counsel in the New Zealand High Court and Court of Appeal. Armando also has experience of managing and coordinating cross-border disputes and foreign proceedings in a number of different jurisdictions around the world.

Prior to joining the firm in 2021, he worked at another prominent US litigation and arbitration firm in London. He started his career nearly a decade ago at one of New Zealand’s premier commercial law firms.

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Results


  • Acting for an investor in an ICSID dispute against an Eastern European country in relation to its investment in the petrochemicals sector
  • Acted for a private equity firm in major High Court litigation arising from alleged fraudulent misrepresentations made by Barclays Bank plc during its GBP 7 billion capital raising from Middle Eastern investors in late 2008*
  • Acted for a financial institution and its majority shareholder in an ICSID dispute against an Eastern European state involving allegations of corruption and unfair regulatory treatment*

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Community


  • Law Society of England & Wales

Credentials


Education
Columbia University School of Law, LL.M, James Kent Scholar, 2016
College of Law, Wellington, Professional Legal Studies, 2012
Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), 2012
Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and International Relations, 2012

Admissions
England & Wales
New Zealand

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