Robert Hoose is an international counsel in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation, particularly in the construction and engineering sectors.

Mr. Hoose has experience of representing companies in litigation in the UK and related jurisdictions; of domestic and international arbitration before major institutions including the ICC, LCIA, and SIAC; as well as ad hoc and informal proceedings such as domestic UK construction adjudication, pre-arbitral processes and mediation.

In The Legal 500 UK (2021), Mr. Hoose is recommended for his construction disputes work, with the guide praising him for his “superb grasp of the details.” Previous editions of the guide have also noted his “sharp and inquisitive thought process that enables intelligent strategy and plans to develop” and his “excellent legal and technical expertise.” Mr. Hoose is also recognised by Chambers UK (2021), where clients say “he is fantastic and all over the details” and “his level of attention to detail is very impressive.” The guide has previously noted that he “knows the industry inside out” and “his advice and analysis is always grounded in achieving a real-world solution.”

Mr. Hoose joined Debevoise in 2015 from another U.S. law firm. He received his B.A. in Jurisprudence in 2007 from the Queen’s College, University of Oxford. He is an Exhibitioner of the Middle Temple, London and qualified as a barrister in 2010 after undertaking training with a London barristers’ chambers specialising in construction, engineering, insurance and shipbuilding.


  • Inns of Court School of Law, 2008, B.V.C.
  • University of Oxford, 2007, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Bar Council of England & Wales