Robert Price advises clients on commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and complex litigation in the courts of England and Wales and global jurisdictions. Mr. Price also advises on various aspects of international trade sanctions.

Mr. Price advises clients on a full spectrum of dispute resolution, public international law and international trade issues. He regularly helps clients navigate disputes related to:

  • International commercial arbitration
  • Litigation in the English courts including arbitration-related litigation
  • Investment treaty arbitrations under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties including the Energy Charter Treaty
  • Free trade agreements
  • State immunity issues
  • International trade sanctions and export control laws

An experienced advocate, particularly in construction-law related disputes, Mr. Price has successfully represented clients before the HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitral tribunals. He has a specialist M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King's College London. 

Mr. Price regularly speaks at conferences and writes on various topical issues of international arbitration and trade sanctions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a Committee Member of the CIArb London Branch, and a Co-ordinator of the CIArb London Branch Young Members Group. He is also a contributor to the International Bar Association Task Force for review of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts.

Pro Bono

Mr. Price maintains an active pro bono practice, representing vulnerable individuals and groups in need of assistance.

Mr. Price's experience includes representing:

International Arbitration

Investor State Disputes

  • The Republic of Macedonia in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty related to an investment in an agricultural company (Swisslion v. Republic of Macedonia)
  • The Republic of Macedonia in an ICSID arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty related to an alleged investment in the finance sector (Guardian Fiduciary Trust, Ltd, f/k/a Capital Conservator Savings & Loan, Ltd v. Republic of Macedonia)
  • The claimant in an ICSID arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty in respect of State interference with an investment in Egypt (Indorama International Finance Limited v. Egypt)
  • The Government of Ukraine in an UNCITRAL arbitration brought under a bilateral investment treaty in relation to an investment in the ship-building industry
  • Strabag, a major Austrian construction company, in securing a €100 million arbitral award (including the majority of its legal costs) in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration against Libya brought under the Libya – Austria BIT (Strabag SE v. Libya)
  • Ipek Investment in a pending ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation of a major mining group in Turkey (Ipek Investment Limited v. Turkey)
  • Two petrochemical companies in an ICSID arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty relating to the expropriation of a petrochemicals project in Venezuela

Commercial Disputes

  • The claimant (a multinational European electric utility company) in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a heat and electricity generating plant in Russia
  • A major Middle Eastern electric utility company regarding potential disputes in relation to the construction of a series of power plants in the Middle East
  • The respondents (US corporations) in an ICC arbitration relating to a joint venture agreement for the provision of healthcare services
  • A major telecommunicatıons services provider in Russia in English court proceedings arising out of an ICC arbitration award (Nomihold Securities Inc v Mobile Telesystems Finance SA)
  • A leading agriculture company and various of its affiliates on a London-seated ICC arbitration arising out of explosion and fire at its manufacturing plant 
  • A major financial institution’s indirectly owned subsidiary in relation to disputes regarding an offshore vessel (owned by our client); the claim and counterclaim were resolved in a London-seated arbitration conducted under the LCIA Rules
  • Founders of an advertising and internet based service in relation to LCIA arbitration concerned with earn-out provisions under related M&A provisions
  • A State-owned gas and petroleum company in ICC arbitration and ancillary court proceedings in relation to disputes over an offshore oil concession in South America 


  • A major private equity company in parallel proceedings in England and Spain regarding a dispute over payment under an Equity Commitment Letter and related Share Purchase Agreement
  • An ultra-high net worth individual in multi-jurisdictional, parallel proceedings, involving the ownership of shares in one of the world's largest construction companies
  • A national oil refinery in proceedings relating to a series of contracts for the supply of crude oil
  • A major financial institution in relation matters arising from the Madoff US$65 billion fraud, including a number of active litigation matters in the UK, Ireland, Cayman Islands, BVI, the Isle of Man, the United States, and various European countries; representing the lead defendant in the multibillion dollar Fairfield Sentry proceedings recently

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King's College London, 2022
    with Distinction
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, England and Wales, 2010
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law, England and Wales, 2009
  • BA in Ancient and Modern History, University of Oxford, 2008
    First Class
Price, Robert
June 22, 2022 Recognition

Rising Star: Latham's Robert Price

International Arbitration partner Robert Price honored for his role advising on several complex arbitrations.