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Sarah Walker specialises in dispute evaluation and resolution by litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation. A partner in our Global Disputes practice based in our London office, Sarah represents international clients in a wide variety of commercial matters.

With a wide range of experience in resolving commercial disputes, Sarah advises clients on risk management strategies and procedures, along with the drafting of contractual mechanisms for dispute resolution.

Sarah regularly advises clients in the banking and finance, technology and communications, energy and aviation, aerospace and defence sectors on such matters as large-scale project disputes, fraud claims, claims in respect of complex financial instruments, as well as other claims for asset recovery and enforcement. Sarah has spent time during her career in the legal function of a major financial institution and is also familiar with the regulatory, compliance and contentious issues which financial institutions regularly face.

In addition, Sarah has handled a broad range of arbitration matters under the auspices of most of the major arbitration tribunal rules, as well as on a number of London-based ad hoc arbitrations. She is admitted as a full member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has served as a committee member for the London branch.

A frequent author on dispute resolution, Sarah has spoken at conferences for various arbitral institutions, including the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the London Court of International Arbitration. She is fluent in English and Italian.

Sarah has been recognised in her areas of practice for many years by a number of leading publications, including Chambers UK (2009 onwards), Legal 500 UK (2009 onwards), Chambers Global (2013–2014), Legal 500 EMEA (2013–2014) and Legal 500 Latin America (2012).

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Credentials

Law Society of London

Law Society of London (Registration #18853)

King & Spalding Sets High-water Mark in Chambers Global as Emphasis on Growing International Expertise Continues


Chambers - March 2013

Lates Chambers Global Results Reinforce King & Spalding's Status as a Leading International Firm


Chambers - March 2014

King & spalding Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 UK Rankings


Chambers and Legal 500 - November 2014

King & spalding Maints Spot Among Leading Firms in 2015 Rankings


Legal 500 UK - October 2015

King & Spalding London Practices Lawyers in 2016 Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2015

King & Spalding Wins New Rankings


Legal 500 UK - September 2016

King & Spalding's London Office Receives Multiple Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2016

Rank King & Spalding among Leading UK Law Firms


Chambers, Legal 500 UK - November 2017

King & Spalding Ranked Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK - November 2018

Recognizes King & Spalding Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK 2020 - September 2019

Recognized as a leading lawyer in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK since 2009.

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Recognition

King & Spalding Sets High-water Mark in Chambers Global as Emphasis on Growing International Expertise Continues


Chambers - March 2013

Lates Chambers Global Results Reinforce King & Spalding's Status as a Leading International Firm


Chambers - March 2014

King & spalding Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 UK Rankings


Chambers and Legal 500 - November 2014

King & spalding Maints Spot Among Leading Firms in 2015 Rankings


Legal 500 UK - October 2015

King & Spalding London Practices Lawyers in 2016 Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2015

King & Spalding Wins New Rankings


Legal 500 UK - September 2016

King & Spalding's London Office Receives Multiple Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2016

Rank King & Spalding among Leading UK Law Firms


Chambers, Legal 500 UK - November 2017

King & Spalding Ranked Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK - November 2018

Recognizes King & Spalding Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK 2020 - September 2019

Recognized as a leading lawyer in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK since 2009.

Credentials

Law Society of London

Law Society of London (Registration #18853)

King & Spalding Sets High-water Mark in Chambers Global as Emphasis on Growing International Expertise Continues


Chambers - March 2013

Lates Chambers Global Results Reinforce King & Spalding's Status as a Leading International Firm


Chambers - March 2014

King & spalding Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 UK Rankings


Chambers and Legal 500 - November 2014

King & spalding Maints Spot Among Leading Firms in 2015 Rankings


Legal 500 UK - October 2015

King & Spalding London Practices Lawyers in 2016 Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2015

King & Spalding Wins New Rankings


Legal 500 UK - September 2016

King & Spalding's London Office Receives Multiple Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2016

Rank King & Spalding among Leading UK Law Firms


Chambers, Legal 500 UK - November 2017

King & Spalding Ranked Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK - November 2018

Recognizes King & Spalding Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK 2020 - September 2019

Recognized as a leading lawyer in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK since 2009.

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Close

Recognition

King & Spalding Sets High-water Mark in Chambers Global as Emphasis on Growing International Expertise Continues


Chambers - March 2013

Lates Chambers Global Results Reinforce King & Spalding's Status as a Leading International Firm


Chambers - March 2014

King & spalding Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500 UK Rankings


Chambers and Legal 500 - November 2014

King & spalding Maints Spot Among Leading Firms in 2015 Rankings


Legal 500 UK - October 2015

King & Spalding London Practices Lawyers in 2016 Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2015

King & Spalding Wins New Rankings


Legal 500 UK - September 2016

King & Spalding's London Office Receives Multiple Rankings


Chambers UK - November 2016

Rank King & Spalding among Leading UK Law Firms


Chambers, Legal 500 UK - November 2017

King & Spalding Ranked Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK - November 2018

Recognizes King & Spalding Among Leading UK Law Firms


Legal 500 UK 2020 - September 2019

Recognized as a leading lawyer in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK since 2009.