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Carole Murray - Commercial Litigation

Carole has been instructed in a variety of international arbitrations and advises and acts in commercial disputes with an international element.  She has particular experience of dispute resolution involving issues of trade law.  Carole is a fluent Mandarin speaker and frequently advises in relation to matters involving Chinese parties. She is the main author of Schmitthoff:  The Law and Practice of International Trade.

Carole speaks Chinese (Mandarin), French, some Spanish.

(1) Schmitthoff: The Law and Practice of International Trade:  10th, 11th and 12th editions;
(2) Articles on China for Financial Times, International Investment Report; 
(3) A Guide to China’s Historic Monuments, Oxford University Press


MA Hons - Cambridge University  (Oriental Studies)
Diploma in Law - University of Westminster
Inns of Court School of Law – called to the Bar 1989
Carole is qualified to accept direct access instructions.


•       The China Law Council – Bar Council member
       China Interest Group, Bar Council International Relations Secretariat
•       Steering Committee, Cambridge University Conference on Chinese Commercial Law

•       The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
•       British Chinese Law Association


• Instructed in LMAA commodities dispute involving sale of chemicals
• Instructed in ICC arbitration involving construction and operation of agency agreements
• Instructed in relation to US$200 million claim for breach of joint venture agreement to develop Italian exploration concession. Arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules, venue Houston
• Instructed to defend demurrage claim and to mount jurisdictional challenge, Commercial Court
• Instructed in dispute concerning sale and shipment of crude oil
• Instructed to enforce New York Convention arbitration award in England
• Instructed on behalf of defendant in Commercial Court dispute involving failure to load cargo within contractual period at Antwerp
• Instructed on behalf of insurers in relation to compensation claims brought by families of Chinese nationals found dead in container at Dover in June 2001.
• Instructed on behalf of claimant in dispute involving infringement of design rights and construction of distribution agreements
• Instructed in dispute concerning failure to load contractual cargoes at Nigerian refinery
• Instructed in relation to dispute concerning breach of agreement to develop crash buffer system for use on Indian train network.
• Instructed to advise in relation to documentary credit portions of tender documentation for exploration concession
• Instructed by claimant in dispute over breach of 66 contracts for export of commodities to China
• Instructed in relation to dispute concerning unpaid transfer fees arising from football club insolvency
• Instructed on behalf of claimant to enforce payment under documentary credit and to advise in relation to discharge of freezing injunction granted by Shenzhen Intermediate Court, Shenzhen, China.