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Ian Redfearn
Ian Redfearn
London +44 20 7067 2116 Download V-card

Ian Redfearn is an associate in the dispute resolution group of the London office.  Mr. Redfearn’s practice encompasses a wide range of contentious and quasi-contentious matters, including arbitral proceedings, internal corporate investigations, and English litigation.  He also advises clients in a range of industries on anti-corruption compliance matters.  He has gained particular experience representing clients in the energy and life sciences sectors.


  • Representing investors in an Indian telecommunications venture in connection with an investment treaty arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Representing a European petrochemicals business in an ad hoc arbitration against various UK underwriters arising out of property damage and business interruption claims exceeding $150 million.
  • Representing a Bermudan company in a LCIA arbitration against a Russian investment firm arising out of investment brokerage arrangements.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in an ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a distribution agreement in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Secretary to the Tribunal an LCIA arbitration arising out of complex joint venture arrangements.

Investigations and Anti-Corruption Compliance

  • Conducting internal corporate investigations involving allegations of corruption and money laundering for clients in a range of sectors.
  • Advising clients in a range of sectors on the design, implementation and evaluation of anti-corruption and anti- money laundering compliance programmes.
  • Advising clients in a range of sectors on corruption and money laundering risks associated with proposed corporate transactions and other activities.


  • Representing a European petrochemicals company in connection with a professional negligence claim against the company’s former insurance broker.
  • Representing a large Spanish engineering company in securing the dismissal of injunctions brought against the company in the High Court.
  • Representing an animal health company in its defence of substantial claims arising out of the 2007 outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the United Kingdom.
  • Representing policyholder creditors in opposing a solvent scheme of arrangement before the Scottish courts.

Pro Bono

  • Providing advice to a non-governmental organisation regarding the recovery of government assets that have been stolen by corrupt former public officials.
  • Providing advice to a non-governmental organisation regarding comparative state practices relating to access to justice for vulnerable groups in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Providing charities and company law advice to the Foundation for International Community Assistance UK, a microfinance organisation.
  • Providing commercial, public procurement and litigation advice to a major UK children’s charity.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers
  • Royal Institute of International Affairs

Previous Experience

  • Secondment to the in-house legal department of a multinational pharmaceutical company.