Emily Wapples


Emily Wapples
Emily Wapples is an associate in the International Dispute Resolution practice in London, and a member of the firm’s International Arbitration and global Litigation groups.
Emily acts for clients operating out of a variety of sectors, including financial service, media, technology, fund management and heavy engineering in relation to a wide range of complex commercial cross-border and general commercial disputes.

Emily frequently advises major international corporations and financial institutions in areas such as breach of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, cross-border insolvencies, contentious intellectual property issues, taxation disputes and regulatory investigations.

Emily has acted extensively on the litigation arising from the high profile restructuring and insolvencies of Lehman Brothers, MF Global and AIG, including disputes before the High Court and Court of Appeal.  She has also advised the UK industry body for commercial radio on a copyright dispute and a high net worth individual in respect of investigations conducted by the US Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Emily’s arbitration experience includes advising a heavy engineering manufacturer in an ICC arbitration in London relating to the breach of a long-term supply contract.  She also regularly provides clients with pre-arbitration advice in relation to claim formulation and Tribunal nomination.

Emily also regularly provides pro bono legal advice to litigants in person through the Citizen’s Advice Bureau at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Representative experience as part of a team includes:

  • Lehman Brothers Commodity Services Inc v Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank [2011] EWHC 1390 (Comm) (07 June 2011): Acting for a Lehman entity in Commercial Court proceedings against Calyon under a letter of credit
  • Lehman Brother Special Financing, Inc in relation to two sets of High Court proceedings brought against the noteholders under a structured finance transaction
  • Ingenious Media in a £1bn+ appeal against amendments made by HMRC to the tax returns of a number of film production partnerships
  • RadioCentre, the industry body for commercial radio in the UK, on the successful resolution of an important dispute concerning the terms under which its member radio stations can broadcast and copy musical works, which are protected by copyright
  • An Eastern European engineering company in a claim against a Korean counterparty in respect of a breach of contract, subject to ICC arbitration seated in London, with enforcement in Korea

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