Samantha joined JHA as an Associate in May 2013 and became a Consultant in 2019. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and international arbitration proceedings governed by multiple major institutional rules, particularly the ICC and ICSID.

Samantha regularly advises clients, both companies and individuals, on potential international arbitration claims, as well as on a broad range of complex and high-value commercial disputes, often involving cross-border elements and private and public international law issues. She has acted in proceedings at every level of the UK courts, as well as those before the Court of Justice of the European Union and international tribunals.

Her clients come from a range of sectors and she has particular experience of the banking and finance and oil and gas industries.


Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand


University of Otago, New Zealand – LLB, (First Class Honours)


Vedanta Resources Plc & Anor v Lungowe & Ors [2019] UKSC 20: Supreme Court decides Vendanta case on parent company liability for actions of overseas subsidiary can proceed to trial

On 10 April 2019 the Supreme Court issued its judgment in Lungowe and Ors v Vendanta; the case raises important issues regarding jurisdiction and the potential liability of parent companies in respect of damage caused by their subsidiaries.

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