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Expert resume of Wendy Miles KC

Counsel and Arbitrator, Twenty Essex Chambers (London)

Wendy Miles is a specialist in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015 (England & Wales) having qualified as a solicitor in New Zealand in 1994 and in England & Wales in 2000. In 2020 Wendy was called to the English Bar where she practices at Twenty Essex.

Wendy is Vice President of ICC Court of Arbitration, Chair of Executive Committee Foundation International Advocacy in Arbitration, Member of UK DIT Investment External Trade Advisor Group, Board Member of Swedish Arbitration Association, Board Member of Arbitrators & Mediators Institute New Zealand and a P.R.I.M.E Finance Expert.

With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has advised on international law matters and conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities and multilateral State organisations.

Wendy has assisted clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications and construction. She has sat as arbitrator since 2005, as sole, co-arbitrator and chair under most major arbitral institutions.

In the field of climate change and finance, Wendy acts as global coordinating counsel to various major corporates in relation to climate change transition, disclosure, reporting, compliance and investment. She regularly advises investors and States in respect of climate related physical, transition and litigation risk. She works closely with a number of States in relation to climate transition regulatory structures to mobilise finance and formulate climate investment policy. She also works closely with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has represented it at the Conferences of the Parties on climate since 2015.

Wendy is a graduate of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.