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Naomi Briercliffe

Senior Associate


Briercliffe Naomi
Naomi Briercliffe

Senior Associate


News & insights

Publications: 01 JULY 2019

The General Court comes to Miculas’ aid

In a decision rendered on 18 June 2019 (joint Cases T 624/15, T 694/15 and T 704/15), the General Court of the European Union (the Court) annulled the European Commission’s (the EC) decision 2015/1570 of 30 March 2015 on State aid SA.38517 (2014/C) (ex 2014/NN) (the EC Decision) that precluded Romania from complying with an award rendered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in favour of Swedish investors Ioan Micula and Viorel Micula and a number of corporate entities they control (the Court's Decision). 

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Publications: 27 FEBRUARY 2018

Inadequate notification of warranty claim under share purchase agreement

When a claims notification clause in a share purchase agreement states that a party must "set out reasonable details" of a claim in a notice of claims, including “the grounds on which it is based”, the party must make explicit reference to the particular warranties alleged to have been breached in order for the notice of claims to be valid: Teoco UK Ltd v (1) Aircom Jersey 4 Ltd (2) Aircom Global Operations Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 23, 18 January 2018

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Registered Foreign Attorney, New York, 2018

Solicitor Advocate, England and Wales, 2015

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2011


Legal Practice Course, 2008 (College of Law, London)

LLB (hons), 2008 (College of Law, London)

MA (cantab), 2006 (King’s College, Cambridge University)

Pro-bono experience

Assisted the African Union with the development of a guidebook concerning the mechanisms available for the resolution of boundary disputes Member of the Arms Trade Treaty Response Network Advised a grass-roots UK-based charity on its constitution and governance issues

Published work

Book chapter (co-authored), ICSID Convention Article 52(1)(e), in Alvarez, Gerbay and Fouret ed., ICSID Practical Commentary (forthcoming, 2019)

Article (co-authored), Human-rights-based-claims by States and new generation investment agreements, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, August 2018

Article (co-authored), Could Tanzania face new investment claims?, Africa Law and Business, July 2017

Article, Holding investors to account for human rights violations through counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration, Practical Law, January 2017

Article (co-authored), Challenges to treaty award on jurisdiction in the national courts: what is the appropriate standard of review?, Practical Law, November 2016

Guidebook (co-editor and contributing author), A Guidebook for Decision-Makers: Mechanisms for Resolving Boundary Disputes in Africa, African Union, July 2016

Article, Update on Gender Diversity in Arbitration, IBA Newsletter, July 2016

Article (co-authored), Enforcing contracts in emerging markets, Africa Law and Business, May 2016

ICJ Rules in Hindu Temple Dispute, Global Arbitration Review, 2013