Wendy Miles KC is a member at Twenty Essex and specialises in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law. She has over 25 years of experience advising on international law matters and conducting arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities, and multilateral State organisations.
Wendy acts as counsel in arbitration and court proceedings across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications, and construction. Wendy also regularly sits as arbitrator and has been appointed by the United Kingdom to the ICSID Panel of arbitrators and ICSID Panel of conciliators effective from 10 November 2020.
She has been a member of the ICC Court of Arbitration for almost a decade (the last five years as a Vice President) and has had insight into hundreds of arbitrations, dealing with myriad ICC court-mandated procedural issues and final award scrutiny.
In the field of climate change and finance, Wendy acts as global coordinating counsel to various major corporates in relation to climate change transition, disclosure, reporting, compliance and investment. She also works closely with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has represented it at the Conferences of the Parties on climate since 2015.