Sophia Burton is an associate based in the London office and is a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. Ms. Burton has extensive experience in advising clients in the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors on high-value and complex international disputes. Ms. Burton has supported her clients with all main dispute resolution procedures: arbitration (ICC and LCIA); litigation; domestic UK construction adjudication; dispute adjudication boards; and mediation. Ms. Burton also has experience in non-contentious construction matters, having advised clients on a range of standard and bespoke construction agreements.
Ms. Burton joined the firm in September 2018 from another U.S. law firm in London, having trained and practised at a magic circle law firm prior to that. She graduated from Magdalene College, University of Cambridge in 2008 with a B.A. (Hons).
Ms. Burton has been named as a Future Leader for Construction by Who’s Who Legal (2020, 2021 and 2022) and was noted for her “stellar reputation” and “incisive handling of construction dispute resolution.” She is a co-author of the Investment Treaty Arbitration and Mining chapters in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2021); “Cranes on the horizon: construction arbitration abroad,” Thomson Reuters Construction Blog (August, 2021); “Cranes on the horizon: construction disputes in Russia,” Practical Law Construction Blog (July, 2021); “Disputes across the horizon: arbitration in Qatar,” Practical Law Construction Blog (February, 2021); “Disputes across the horizon: arbitration in the United Arab Emirates,” Practical Law Construction Blog (January, 2021) and “Pricing and Payment,” a chapter in The Guide to Construction Arbitration, published by Global Arbitration Review (October, 2019).
Ms. Burton was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2011. She is also admitted as a solicitor advocate, with rights of audience before the higher courts.