Dominic Kennelly is “a diligent and highly respected lawyer” who is “able to marry his advocacy skills with his deep knowledge of arbitration”.
Dominic is a barrister with extensive experience of international arbitration and arbitration-related court proceedings. Prior to transferring to the bar, Dominic qualified as a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (2008-2010) and practised as an associate/senior associate in the firm’s international arbitration group (2010-2016).
Dominic has experience acting as counsel (led and unled) in arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He has particular experience of arbitrations in the oil and gas/energy, and banking and finance sectors.
Dominic also has wide experience of arbitration-related proceedings before the English courts under the Arbitration Act 1996, including challenges to awards and appeals on points of law, applications for anti-suit relief to restrain proceedings brought in breach of an arbitration agreement, applications for a stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration, and enforcement proceedings (including in the recent high-profile cases of Maximov v NLMK and Stati v Republic of Kazakhstan).