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Ellie Pinnells, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution

Ellie Pinnells, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution, Fieldfisher

I advise clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including breach of contract and negligence claims, construction disputes and competition follow-on damages claims.

I was brought up and educated in Mainz, Germany and am bilingual (English, German) and proficient in French. Much of my work has a cross-border aspect, with a particular focus on companies with a German connection.

Recent examples of my work include: representing a US claimant in a multi-party competition follow-on damages claim; advising a French contractor in relation to delay and disruption claims against an insolvent subcontractor; defending an engineering and construction dispute for a German contractor in the renewable sector; and acting for both sides on urgent and non-urgent injunctions.

Reported cases include: Exit Consents: Assenagon Asset Management S.A. v Anglo Irish Bank [2012] EWHC 2090; Cost-capping application (appeal): Eli Lilly & Company Limited v James, [2009] EWHC 198; and Appeal from competition appeal tribunal: National Grid plc v Gas and Electricity Markets Authority [2010] EWCA Civ 114.

I co-authored a practitioner’s text book in German aimed at contract and project managers in large engineering projects: Pinnells & Pinnells, Risikomanagement in Internationalen Projekten, Gabler Verlag 2007.

My speaking engagements have included seminars on contract and claims management for large German engineering corporates. I am also a regular co-speaker at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing clarinet in orchestras and singing in choirs. Whenever I can, I combine my interests in music and languages with travelling.

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