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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Kenneth Beale is “very experienced in handling large cases” according to sources who note he is “one of the best” in the field. He stands out for his “insightful and great oral arguments”. ​


Kenneth Beale is a partner at the London office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner.  His practice focuses on bet-the-company international arbitration and white-collar criminal defence matters. For the past decade and a half, he has successfully represented clients in multibillion-dollar international commercial and investor-state disputes, as well as in headline-grabbing criminal matters. Named a leading practitioner by multiple ranking services, clients praise Ken’s charismatic personality, strong oral advocacy skills, and willingness to fight on their behalf.

Ken has represented clients in international arbitrations before nearly all leading institutions, sited at multiple seats, and governed by a wide variety of laws. A Russian speaker, he has particular expertise representing clients in disputes involving Russia, East Europe, and the CIS.  He also has extensive experience representing clients in Asian-related disputes, having spent considerable amounts of time during his career in India and Japan.

Ken has served as an adjunct professor of law at numerous universities, most recently the University of Pennsylvania law school, and has taught international arbitration advocacy as part of the Foundation for International Advocacy in Arbitration’s advocacy programme. He also has written and spoken extensively on international arbitration.

Ken also has extensive experience representing clients in cross-border criminal matters involving allegations of accounting fraud, bribery and corruption (eg, alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), money laundering, insider trading, and tax fraud made by the US Department of Justice, US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Department of the Treasury, and various foreign investigative and regulatory agencies.

Ken holds a JD from the Yale University law school, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from Pomona College (valedictorian, summa cum laude).  He clerked for the honourable Carolyn King of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the honourable Peter J Messitte of the US District Court for the District of Maryland.

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