Sam Whiteley is a trainee solicitor with experience in private practice (in the litigation department of Macfarlanes LLP), and in-house (on the litigation team for Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa at Shell International Limited). Sam’s professional and academic interests include civil and criminal fraud, international arbitration, and commercial litigation.
Sam has a first-class BA in English from the University of Oxford and a law degree from the University of London. He completed his English Bar exams in 2017. At Macfarlanes LLP, Sam worked on multiple matters with a Russia or CIS element, including United Co Rusal plc v Crispian Investments Limited and anor  EWHC 2415 (Comm), and went on secondment to alternative investment firm Oak Hill Advisors L.P. to assist them with financial regulatory work. In his two years at Shell, Sam worked on a variety of litigation and arbitration matters, including Federal Republic of Nigeria v Royal Dutch Shell plc and ors  EWHC 1315 (Comm), and arbitrations under LCIA, UNCITRAL, and LMAA rules. Sam speaks conversational Spanish and has been published by the CIS Arbitration Forum.