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Frederick Simpson

Call 2018

International Arbitration

Complementing his insurance, construction and general commercial practice Frederick is familiar with the particular demands of international arbitration and the enforcement of awards. In early 2022 Frederick undertook a secondment to a boutique commercial litigation firm in Lahore, Pakistan where he worked on the local enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitral awards.

Selected Cases

  • Advising (on secondment) on the enforcement in Lahore of an anti-suit injunction and associated costs order, given by the High Court in London. Value £80,000.
  • Advising (on secondment) on the enforcement in Lahore of an arbitral award given in London, including issues of English and Pakistani law and questions of public policy. The dispute related to breach of a contract for the supply of chemicals. Value £600,000.
  • Advising (on secondment) on a challenge to the appointment of a contractually-nominated arbitrator on grounds of apparent bias, including consideration of the applicable law(s). The dispute related to the termination of a public-sector service contract. Value PKR 600 million (£2.4 million).
  • Advising (on secondment) on the enforcement in Lahore of an arbitral award given in Seoul under the rules of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board. The dispute related to unpaid IP licence fees. Value USD 1.85 million.
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  • MA Philosophy (Cantab)
  • GDL, BPTC (University of Law)
  • Academic Scholar, Christ’s College Cambridge
  • ‘Best Junior Officer’ Sword, Irish Guards
  • Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Debating Shield, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn




  • PNBA
  • SCL
  • ACIArb


“Freddy is very hard-working and has a great demeanour. Freddy’s drafting is exceptionally clear and easy to follow.”

Legal 500, 2024

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