Logo for print Skip to main content

About Laura

Laura Watt focuses her practice on resolving disputes in the energy, construction and infrastructure sectors. Her recent experience includes advising on disputes concerning joint operating agreements, construction projects, production sharing contracts and expropriation claims.

Laura has experience acting on English High Court Litigation and arbitrations under the rules of the LCIA and DIA.

Both [John Gilbert] and Laura Young are skilled at dealing with groups of investors, whether companies or individuals, often from different jurisdictions and with differing investment stakes.
The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2022


Recent Notable Matters

International oil company — LCIA arbitration concerning claims under the leakage and warranty provisions of a SPA for the entire issued share capital of an oil and gas company

International consultancy — LCIA arbitration concerning non-payment of fees in respect of consultancy services concerning a North African nuclear power station

International E&P company — successful LCIA arbitration relating to amounts payable by non-operating parties under the accounting procedure to a JOA concerning a North African asset, including advising on the default mechanism under the JOA   

EPC contractor — DIA arbitration relating to insurance policy claims in respect of energy from waste (EfW) and biomass projects in the UK*

EPC contractor — advice on potential claims relating to the design of a number of biomass plants in the UK*

Engineering contractor — LCIA arbitration concerning the design and construction of a UK school project*

Infrastructure investor — acquisition of a 124.5 MW portfolio of operating solar photovoltaic assets in the UK*

Major infrastructure investor — corporate advice in relation to investments in two UK CHP plants*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell



University of Law, London,
L.P.C., M.Sc.
with distinction
University of Law, London,
with commendation
Newcastle University,
with honours

Bar Admissions

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales