Kimberley Smith - McDermott Will & Emery


Kimberley Smith focuses her practice on commercial litigation and arbitration. She has considerable experience in contractual dispute proceedings before the High Court, in particular in the energy, commodities and construction fields.


  • Advising an Australian coal producer in LCIA arbitration proceedings regarding offtake arrangements
  • Advising a development consultancy regarding ICC arbitration proceedings against an East African state
  • Advising a healthcare company in two parallel LCIA arbitrations for breach of warranty, including against the W&I Insurer

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Rising Star in Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, 2022 – 2023
  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration and Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market, 2021 – 2023


  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association


College of Law, LPC, 2012
King’s College London, LLB, 2011
Humboldt University Berlin, European Law and Legal Practices M.LL.P, 2011

England & Wales