Peters & Peters

Sam Whiteley


Trainee Solicitor

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 [2018] 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 [2020] EWHC 1315 (Comm), and arbitrations under LCIA, UNCITRAL, and LMAA rules. Sam speaks conversational Spanish and has been published by the CIS Arbitration Forum.

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7841
Related expertise

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Russian and CIS Arbitration Network
  • Special Funding to attend Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class on the Law and Politics of Terrorism, Honourable Society of Inner Temple (2017)
  • Exhibition Scholarship, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple (2016)
  • Coghill/Starkey Poetry Prize, Exeter College, Oxford (2014)
  • Fitzgerald Prize, Exeter College, Oxford (2012 and 2014)
  • Waugh Scholarship, Exeter College, Oxford (2012)