Paul Mesquitta has experience acting on a wide range of complex and high-value commercial disputes both in the English courts and in arbitration. Paul’s recent experience includes acting for investment funds in relation to a first of its kind multi-million dollar claim under s.90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and a complex multi-day arbitration (under the rules of the LCIA) for a US defence manufacturer.
In addition, Paul provides insurance and reinsurance policy coverage advice to policyholders. Before joining Morgan Lewis, Paul trained at a major international law firm in London before qualifying into its professional and financial disputes department.
An investment funds in a multimillion dollar High Court claim under s.90A of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000
A large European bank in an LCIA arbitration against a number of borrowers and guarantors for breach of a long-term facility agreement
A large US defence manufacturer in an LCIA arbitration against a counter-party for breach of contract
Various London market Reinsurers in connection with a coverage dispute arising from a CAR policy, where the relevant construction was taking place in Kuwait
A Kazakh oil services company in connection with a coverage dispute with its London market insurer arising from its D&O policy
College of Law, England, 2010, LPC, With Distinction
University of East Anglia, England, 2008, LLB (Hons), Law
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation: Premium The Legal 500 UK (2022)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, The Legal 500 UK (2021)
Recommended, Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation, London, The Legal 500 UK (2019, 2020)