Lucy Preston

Managing Associate


Lucy’s practice primarily focuses on commercial arbitration across a range of sectors, including construction, energy, infrastructure and technology.

She has worked with clients and disputes in many jurisdictions and in most of the major forums, with a particular focus on ICC, LCIA and SIAC arbitrations.

    • Acting for a listed Scandinavian exploration and production company in ICC arbitration against a Middle-Eastern state concerning claims in relation to the contractor's cost recovery under a production sharing contract and abusive conduct on the part of the state.
    • Representing a listed Scandinavian exploration and production company in relation to fraud proceedings being brought against an oil field services company (ICC London) and a former employee (in the Scottish courts).
    • Representing an African free zone development providing full logistic support to deepwater oil and gas operations in 12 LCIA arbitrations being pursued by an erstwhile joint venture partner under contracts governed by both English and Nigerian law.
    • Representing a European oil and gas contractor in an ICC claim over the cancellation of a major offshore pipeline project
    • Advising and representing a global contractor in an ICC arbitration regarding a major infrastructure project in Saudi Arabia
    • Representing a leading contractor in the oil and gas industry in an LCIA dispute regarding variations and prolongation in relation to the supply of two vessels
    • Acting on a number of ICC arbitrations in connection with the design and construction of major maritime project in Central America
    • Representing and advising an international EPC contractor and specialist waste-to-energy plant provider in major disputes concerning the design of a waste-to-energy plant in the UK
    • Representing investors in expropriation and unfair treatment claim against the Republic of Costa Rica under the Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement (“DR-CAFTA”)
    • Representing an International Financial Institution in arbitration proceedings against a mining company concerning a multimillion-dollar loan dispute
    Please note: Lucy's experience includes that prior to joining Orrick.