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About Campbell Herbert

Campbell is a senior associate in the firm’s international arbitration practice based in New York, where he specialises in advising on complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes.

He practices both investment and commercial arbitration, and has experience advising on disputes under the HKIAC, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules, as well as in national courts. Campbell's work spans a broad range of industry sectors, jurisdictions, and applicable laws.

Prior to joining Freshfields, Campbell practiced in the Cayman Islands, in the London office of another international law firm, and at a leading New Zealand law firm. He serves on the Editorial Board of the International Arbitration Law Review, and is an Adjunct Professor at the City University of Hong Kong School of Law.

Campbell is admitted to practice law in New York, England & Wales (solicitor advocate (civil)), the Cayman Islands, New South Wales and New Zealand, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Recent work

  • Advising a multi-billion dollar alternative investment and private equity fund in connection with multiple Hong Kong-seated arbitrations, and ancillary court proceedings in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands, and St Kitts & Nevis.
  • Advising Volvo and Renault Trucks in connection with their Europe-wide defence of claims arising from the European Commission’s decision relating to the trucks cartel, including in proceedings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • Advising a US-headquartered multi-national travel services company in a series of related HKIAC-administered arbitrations concerning its investment in a NYSE-listed, Shanghai-based emerging technology company.
  • Advising WEX Inc. in a landmark dispute in the English Commercial Court relating to the proper interpretation of a material adverse effect clause arising out of the acquisition by WEX of business-to-business payments technology providers eNett and Optal during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Advising an international retail company on its defence of claims brought against it by an Asian private equity fund in connection with the sale of the company’s Korean operations.
  • Advising a global private equity firm on its defence of a USD 300m claim brought against it arising out of an investment in South Korea.
  • Advising the Republic of Cyprus in its successful defence of a USD 1bn ICSID claim arising out of Cyprus’s regulatory treatment of the nation's second-largest bank during the eurozone financial crisis.
  • Advising an international building products manufacturer in judicial review proceedings arising out of a product liability claim.



  • PhD Candidate, Investor-State Arbitration, Grotius Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands
  • Master of Laws, International Arbitration, University of Auckland, New Zealand (First Class Honours, Harmos Horton Lusk Scholar)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (First Class Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Certificate of Professional Legal Studies, College of Law, New Zealand

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney-at-Law, State of New York
  • Solicitor Advocate (Civil), England & Wales
  • Attorney-at-Law, Cayman Islands
  • Solicitor, New South Wales
  • Barrister & Solicitor, New Zealand
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators