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, published by Sweet and Maxwell.
- Chinese (Mandarin)
Carole has been involved in:
- Appointed arbitrator in LCIA commodity dispute involving failure to open letter of credit
- 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
- 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
- Instructed on behalf of claimants 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.
Commercial Bar Association
The China Law Council, Bar Council Member
China Interest Group, Bar Council International Relations Secretariat
British Chinese Law Association
MA Hons – Cambridge University (Oriental Studies)
Diploma in Law – University of Westminster, 1989
Inns of Court School of Law – called to the Bar 1989
Qualified to accept direct access instructions
Schmitthoff: The Law and Practice of Law of International Trade, 10th, 11th, 12th edns, 13th edn forthcoming.
Articles on China for Financial Times, International Investment Report
A Guide to China’s Historic Monuments, Oxford University Press