Sandra has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on shipping, commodities, energy and insurance.

Sandra regularly appears in Court and in International Arbitration proceedings. She has experience acting as sole advocate and with leading counsel. Recent work includes a major international arbitration about oil and gas exploration and development rights, a dispute relating to a trade disruption insurance policy covering political risks, a trial in the Commercial Court about a contract for the sale and purchase of crude oil, and shipbuilding arbitrations. Many of Sandra’s cases involve jurisdiction issues and applications for interim relief. She particularly enjoys working on these cases and has been instructed to appear in a number of jurisdiction challenge, anti-suit injunction and freezing injunction hearings.

Sandra is recommended in multiple fields in Chambers and Partners (Shipping & Commodities, Energy & Natural Resources) and Legal 500 (Energy, International Arbitration, Commodities, and Shipping) where recent comments include:

  • “She is ahead of her call; she’s bright, user-friendly, quick and reliable.”
  • “She is charming to work with and extremely bright and capable.”
  • “she takes the right points and presents well.”
  • “Extremely bright, talented and commercial; she grasps the nettle and takes out the sting.”