Samantha J. Rowe is a partner in the International Dispute Resolution and Business Integrity Groups whose practice focuses on international arbitration and public international law. Ms. Rowe has represented private clients and States across multiple jurisdictions (most notably, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe) in arbitrations governed by various substantive laws and conducted under the rules of the ICSID, UNCITRAL, SIAC, the ICC and the LCIA. She has experience across a broad range of industries and sectors, including energy, mining, construction, financial services and pharmaceuticals. She advises clients on a broad range of international law issues, including the international protection of investments, and represents her clients in associated disputes.

Ms. Rowe has been named to The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list, which recognizes the profession’s most innovative and inspirational lawyers. The magazine noted the “precedent-setting cases” she advises on. She was also named a UK Rising Star, and a Rising Star in the Commercial Arbitration practice category at the inaugural Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Awards. Ms. Rowe is included in The Legal 500’s inaugural International Arbitration Powerlist, and she is also recommended for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 UK (2020), with the guide noting that she “provides sharp insight from various angles.”

Ms. Rowe is a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and is admitted to the New York bar. She is fluent in French and Spanish and proficient in Portuguese and frequently handles contentious matters involving these languages.

Ms. Rowe sits on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Arbitration Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Board of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution’s Young & International Group. Ms. Rowe has previously served on the Board of Directors and the Program Committee of the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) and the Programme Committee for the American Society of International Law’s 2013 Annual General Meeting.

Ms. Rowe is listed as a leading lawyer for arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, where clients have said that she is “terrific” and is “doing great things.”

She speaks regularly on arbitration-related issues and has authored or co-authored a number of publications in the field, including most recently: a chapter in the latest edition of the International Arbitration Country Comparative Guide, published by The Legal 500 (November, 2019); “The Guide to Energy Arbitrations - Third Edition: Compensation in Energy Arbitration,” Global Arbitration Review (January, 2019); “UK Guide to Arbitration,” In-House Lawyer (November, 2018); “Tactics and procedures used in international arbitration to promote efficiency,” Experiencias y Retos del Ecuador en el Arbitraje de Inversión y Comercial (September, 2018); “Corruption as a defense in arbitration,” Practical Law (February, 2018); the “Compensation in Energy Arbitration” chapter in The Guide to Energy Arbitrations, Global Arbitration Review (June, 2017); the “Protecting Property Rights in Investment Treaty Arbitration - A Misleading Rubric?” chapter in Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Juris, Vol.9 (May, 2016); the “Fair and Equitable Treatment Issues in Oil & Gas Investment-Treaty Arbitration” chapter in The Leading Practitioners’ Guide to International Oil & Gas Arbitration, Juris (July, 2015); and “The Role of the Tribunal in Controlling Arbitral Costs,” The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management (May, 2015). She also serves on the ITA Board of Reporters and as co-editor of the ABA’s International Dispute Resolution News and the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review. She regularly contributes to the ITA Arbitration Report and

Ms. Rowe received her B.A. (Hons.) with First Class Honours in English Law and French Law from the University of Oxford, Wadham College, a Certificat Supérieur de Droit Français from the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University. She was a scholar of Wadham College and received a Dean’s Graduate Award at NYU.


  • New York University School of Law, 2008, LL.M.
  • University of Oxford, 2006, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Solicitor, England & Wales