Naomi Briercliffe is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution Practice Group based in London. She acts for clients as counsel and advocate in disputes involving all types of contracts, investment treaties and public international law issues. She has represented clients in arbitrations under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She has also acted in state-to-state disputes, including before the International Court of Justice and the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, and has significant experience of enforcement and other arbitration-related matters before domestic courts.
Naomi acts for states, state-owned entities, private companies and high net worth individuals from across the globe, but particularly Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. She has experience across a range of sectors, including aviation, telecommunications, technology and infrastructure, although she has particular expertise in oil and gas, renewables and other natural resources-related matters.
She has been recommended by Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK for six years for both international arbitration and public international law. The directories have described her as “incredibly impressive”, “very smart and hard-working” and “detail-oriented”. In 2021, she was also ranked among the top 10 most highly regarded “future leader” arbitration practitioners in EMEA by Who’s Who Arbitration, and – since 2022 – has been ranked as a Who’s Who Arbitration market leader. She was also included in The Legal 500 2022 London Arbitration Powerlist.
Naomi is a qualified solicitor advocate and a registered foreign attorney in the state of New York. She speaks English and French.