Patrick Fox Principal Associate

Speaks:  English, French

Qualified: 2017 - Solicitor advocate of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Patrick Fox

Patrick is a principal associate in the firm's international arbitration practice in London. A solicitor advocate, Patrick focuses on complex commercial disputes in the energy and construction sectors, and has acted for clients across a broad range of jurisdictions. His experience includes representing clients in proceedings conducted under the aegis of all major arbitration institutions and rules.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Patrick worked in the international arbitration practices of leading international firms in Paris and London. Patrick is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) and a member of several arbitration practitioner organisations. He speaks fluent French.

Clients commend Patrick as "a delight to work with", pointing to his ability "to grasp the complexities of matters quickly" and explain them "in a succinct and easy to understand way". Patrick is recognised as a Key Lawyer for International Arbitration (Legal 500, 2024).

Selected representations include:

  • A consortium of international contractors in disputes arising from the construction of a water project in Iraq.
  • A turbine manufacturer in ad hoc arbitration proceedings concerning a joint venture dispute.
  • A construction subcontractor in a dispute relating to an integrated gasification combined cycle complex in the Middle East.
  • A gas importer in an ICC arbitration against a State-owned gas seller.
  • An importer in an ICC arbitration concerning price revision requests under a long-term gas supply agreement.
  • Acting against a State-owned utility in an ICC arbitration concerning a gas-to-electricity conversion agreement.
  • A European contractor in a construction arbitration arising out of a significant public works contract in Africa (French language).
  • A shipping company in international commercial arbitration proceedings concerning a put option agreement.
  • A Chinese construction consortium in an arbitration concerning the design and construction of a hydropower plant.
  • A construction contractor in a dispute relating to a residential skyscraper in Poland.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2023

    • Rankings & Awards
      October 2023
      Legal 500 UK 2024 - Key Lawyer - International Arbitration
    • Career
      July 2023
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2022

    • Education
      February 2022
      Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification
  • 2021

    • Career
      July 2021
      Gowling WLG (UK), Senior Associate
    • Career
      Gowling WLG (UK), Associate
  • 2017

    • Education
      November 2017
      PgDip (Distinction), International Dispute Resolution - Arbitration, Queen Mary University, London
    • Career
      March 2017
      Three Crowns LLP (Paris)
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor advocate of England & Wales
  • 2015

    • Career
      Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, trainee solicitor
  • 2014

    • Education
      LLB (Hons), University of Law
  • 2011

    • Education
      BA (Hons) French, University of Warwick