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Julian is an associate in King & Spalding’s New York office and a member of the International Arbitration practice.  His practice involves commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, international law, as well as enforcement proceedings before U.S. courts.  

Julian received an LL.B from the London School of Economics (LSE), an LL.M from the LSE (with Distinction) and an LL.M from Columbia Law School, from which he graduated as a Kent Scholar and a Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow. Before joining the firm, Julian was called to the English Bar (Middle Temple) as a Queen Mother Scholar, and gained experience at a number of institutions (including the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (Appeals Chamber)) in The Hague, Kampala, Basel, Colombo, New York and London. He is a dual national of the UK and Sri Lanka, and speaks English and French. 

Julian is currently based in the London office. He is admitted to the New York and English Bars, though he is not a practicing lawyer in England & Wales.

Publications

"Brussels in a Bind - West Tankers, Gazprom, and Damages for Breach of an Arbitration Agreement" (2019) 29(4) American Review of International Arbitration 533 (September 2019)

"Entes Industrial v. the Kyrgyz Republic, United States District Court, District of Columbia, Civil Action No. 18-2228 (RC), 17 October 2019", ITA Board of Reporters (Kluwer Law International, 2019)

"Forum non conveniens before the DC District Court: Entes Industrial v Kyrgyzstan" Practical Law Arbitration Blog (December 2019)

"The CISG and Service Contracts" in Akseli & Linarelli (eds) The Future of Commercial Law: Ways Forward for Harmonisation (Hart 2019) (with Schwenzer & Tafur)

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Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar

LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Distinction

BPTC, BPP University

LL.B., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

England and Wales

New York

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

English

French

Sinhala

Ranked Best Oralist (UK) and Joint-9th Best Oralist (international)


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court - 2015

Queen Mother Scholar


The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple - 2016

Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow


Columbia Law School - 2017

Best Cross-Examination


New York State Bar Judith Kaye Arbitration Moot Court - 2018

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Recognition

Ranked Best Oralist (UK) and Joint-9th Best Oralist (international)


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court - 2015

Queen Mother Scholar


The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple - 2016

Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow


Columbia Law School - 2017

Best Cross-Examination


New York State Bar Judith Kaye Arbitration Moot Court - 2018

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review

February 28, 2020
K&S advises Unión Fenosa Gas on its settlement with Egypt

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Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters: Practical Law Arbitration Blog

October 2, 2020
In-House Foreign Lawyers Benefit From Legal Advice Privilege Even If Not Regulated or Qualified In Home Jurisdiction

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News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review

February 28, 2020
K&S advises Unión Fenosa Gas on its settlement with Egypt

View all

Insights

Article · Source: Thomson Reuters: Practical Law Arbitration Blog

October 2, 2020
In-House Foreign Lawyers Benefit From Legal Advice Privilege Even If Not Regulated or Qualified In Home Jurisdiction

View all

News

In the News · Source: Global Arbitration Review

February 28, 2020
K&S advises Unión Fenosa Gas on its settlement with Egypt

View all

Credentials

LL.M., Columbia University School of Law, James Kent Scholar

LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Distinction

BPTC, BPP University

LL.B., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

England and Wales

New York

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

English

French

Sinhala

Ranked Best Oralist (UK) and Joint-9th Best Oralist (international)


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court - 2015

Queen Mother Scholar


The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple - 2016

Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow


Columbia Law School - 2017

Best Cross-Examination


New York State Bar Judith Kaye Arbitration Moot Court - 2018

Icon close

Close

Recognition

Ranked Best Oralist (UK) and Joint-9th Best Oralist (international)


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court - 2015

Queen Mother Scholar


The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple - 2016

Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow


Columbia Law School - 2017

Best Cross-Examination


New York State Bar Judith Kaye Arbitration Moot Court - 2018