Basil is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He has wide experience of arbitration and litigation for corporate and government clients. His practice focuses on disputes arising out of commercial contracts and complex transactions, primarily in the finance, telecoms, energy and mining sectors. Much of his work involves multiple jurisdictions, notably in Africa and Asia.

Basil is listed as a Next Generation Lawyer for International Arbitration by Legal 500 UK. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a qualified Solicitor Advocate.

Basil is also a member of Simmons & Simmons' contentious ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) team with experience of disputes relating to, for example, renewable energy incentive programmes, investor-State structuring advice, allegations of corruption, and international human rights and international humanitarian law. He previously worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant, providing insights into broader ESG policy issues.

CPD & Training with Basil Woodd-Walker:

LawScot COP26 Conference CPD

On the eve of COP26 in Scotland we will bring together lawyers from across the globe to discuss the role of the lawyer on environmental impact.