Timothy (‘Tim’) Foden joined Lalive in 2018. His practice focuses on investor-treaty and complex commercial arbitrations in the mining and energy sectors, with additional experience in technology licensing, commodities and hospitality.
Over the last 10 years, he has represented dozens of investors in bringing claims against states under the Energy Charter Treaty and various bilateral investment treaties and represented multiple global mining and energy corporations. Tim also has extensive commercial arbitration experience, having represented, inter alia, international chemical engineering firms, global mining concerns, a leading international hospitality management company and a major aluminium smelter.
He has acted in proceedings under the ICSID, ICC, SCAI, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICDR arbitration rules and has extensive experience in the enforcement of commercial and ICSID arbitration awards in the courts of the United States, England and Belize.
Tim currently serves as a board member of American Qualified Lawyers in London. He acted as co-chair of Young ICCA (2011–2014), deputy editor of the European International Arbitration Review (2011–2016) and speaks regularly on international arbitration matters around the world. He has been recognised by Global Arbitration Review and Who’s Who Legal as a ‘rising star in international arbitration’ for the past two years.
Before joining the firm, Tim Foden worked as of counsel of the international arbitration group of a leading US firm in London and prior to that as an associate in the arbitration department of a ‘magic circle’ law firm (2011–2013). Before that, Tim was an associate in the international arbitration group of a prominent US law firm (2008–2011). Tim began his legal career working as a staff attorney for the Eleventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia (2006–2008). He holds a JD (Juris Doctor) magna cum laude from the American University (2005) and a BA magna cum laude from the George Washington University (2002).