Angeline Welsh

Angeline specialises in international arbitration and public law. She also has substantial experience in handling commercial disputes and cases involving issues of public law, constitutional law and human rights law. Her arbitration practice includes commercial and investment treaty claims.

In 2018, Angeline was listed as the fifth most highly regarded arbitration practitioner at the UK bar by Who’s Who Legal UK Bar’s guide. In 2017, she was named as a ‘Star at the Bar’ by Legal Week, recognised for her “excellent judgement and leadership qualities” and not being frightened to tackle novel and difficult areas of law, or “to deal head-on with the more complicated aspects of a case”.

Prior to moving to the Bar, Angeline was Counsel and Solicitor Advocate in the International Arbitration Group of a major international law firm, spending time in their London and Hong Kong offices and was seconded to the LCIA. She has worked with counsel in a wide range of jurisdictions including India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Belize, Hong Kong, Turks & Caicos Islands, Singapore, United States, Kazakhstan, Rwanda and various European states.

Angeline actively accepts arbitral appointments.  To review her most recent appointments, please see the section titled “Arbitrator Experience” below.

Arbitrator Experience

Sole arbitrator in an ICC construction dispute arising out of a FIDIC
Client/Consultant Model Services Agreement General Conditions (2006) in
relation to the engineering services provided for the construction of a
geothermal power plant;

Sole arbitrator in an ad hoc arbitration concerning the non-payment of fees for
the provision of orchestral services;

Sole arbitrator in an LCIA arbitration concerning the alleged breach of sale and
purchase agreement for the sale and shipping of clinker which raised issues
concerning the rate of demurrage and commencement of laytime;

Presiding arbitrator in LCIA arbitration concerning five related loan
agreements raising money laundering issues;

Co-arbitrator in LCIA arbitration concerning claim for payment under a
guarantee and indemnity, issues arising in connection with related insolvency
proceedings and court obtained freezing injunctions;

Sole arbitrator in first BVI IAC administered arbitration concerning a dispute
arising out of an agreement for the supply of imported coal and fuel;

Sole arbitrator in LCIA arbitration concerning alleged breach of licensing
agreement for technology used in the construction of a steel plant;

Tribunal appointed expert on issues of English law on privilege
in an arbitration conducted under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.


HKIAC List of Arbitrators

IBA Arbitration Committee (website officer)

LCIA European Users’ Council

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

ICDR Young & International


Matrix Chambers, Barrister, 2015 to 2020

Allen & Overy LLP, Trainee, Associate, Senior Associate, Counsel 2003 to 2015

Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons), Modern History, Queen’s College, Oxford University, 1999

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law, 2000

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, University of Law, 2001


Legal Week, “Star at the Bar”, 2017

Advised on the 2016 Myanmar Arbitration Act that led to Myanmar being awarded the 2016 GAR Award for jurisdiction that has made great progress

AES Ust-Kamenogorsk v UST-Kamenogorsk JSC, which established the right of an English court to grant an antisuit injunction before arbitration proceedings had been commenced named in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2014 as a “stand-out” entry

Work on the Jivraj v Hashwani Supreme Court intervention named in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2012 as highly commended

Work on protecting clients from Belize’s anti-arbitration legislation named in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report 2011 as a “stand-out” entry

Named as ‘runner up’ in the Assistant Solicitor of the Year category by The Lawyer 2011

Inaugural annual IBA Pro Bono and Access to Justice Award 2010.


Contributing author: The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (Elgar Publishing, 2019);

IBA Arb40, Editor for “Compendium of Arbitration Practice”, October 2017;

The Review of the Americas 2017, Global Arbitration Review: Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Central America and the Caribbean, co-author with Luis Gonzalez Garcia;

Contributor to the 24th edition of Russell on Arbitration, 2015;

IBA Arb 40, Editor for Report on “The Current State and Future of International Arbitration: Regional Perspectives”, August 2015;

Kluwer blog: “The relationship between arbitrators and parties: is the pure status theory dead and buried?” 17 June 2011 (co-author with Matt Gearing);

The World Arbitration and Mediation Review, ITA: “The law applicable to the award of interest: A roadmap through the maze” 2011, Volume 5, No. 1;

Kluwer blog: “The Public Policy Exception – Is the Unruly Horse Being Tamed in the Most Unlikely of Places?”, 17 March 2011 (co-author with Matt Gearing);

Global Arbitration Review, (Vol. 5 Iss. 5): “UK: Jivraj v Hashwani – the interplay between arbitration and antidiscrimination legislation”, 27 October 2010 (co-author with Mark Mansell).