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.


  • Acted for claimants in a four week Commercial Court trial in relation to an investment dispute concerning a joint venture concerning a large scale and high profile construction project in Germany. Successful settlement after trial*
  • Acted for a high-net-worth Nigerian individual in respect of a High Court claim brought by the vendors of a property in North West London following the aborted sale of that property*
  • Acted for a Swiss EPC contractor in connection with disputes relating to liquidated damages, revenue credits and the construction of an EfW plant in the United Kingdom*

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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