Romilly Holland - McDermott Will & Emery


Romilly Holland focuses her practice on international commercial and investment arbitration and has significant experience in arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as before ad hoc tribunals. She has particular experience in the energy and telecommunications sectors and in disputes arising out of investments in emerging markets. In addition to acting as counsel, Romilly has regularly been appointed as secretary to the arbitral tribunal in international commercial arbitration proceedings.


  • Advising an investor in ICSID proceedings against an Eastern European country in relation to a dispute arising in connection with its investment in the oil refining and petrochemicals sector
  • Advising a European energy company in respect of three separate investments in disputes against State-owned authorities in North Africa
  • Advised investors in ICSID proceedings against a Middle Eastern State in relation to the renewal of a telecommunications license*

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  • Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021, Future Leader
  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation Mid-Market, Emerging Markets and International Arbitration, 2021 – 2023


Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC, 2006
Oxford Brookes University, Law, 2005
University of Cambridge, MA, 2003

England & Wales