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Richard Hill

General Counsel, Global Litigation
Shell International Limited


Richard Hill joined Shell in 2012 and assumed his present position of General Counsel, Global Litigation in April 2015, in which role he leads a team of 130 people handling Shell’s litigation and arbitration matters globally. He is also a member of Shell’s Legal Leadership Team.

Richard graduated from Cambridge University in 1993 and was called to the English Bar in 1996, receiving the Prince of Wales Award from Gray’s Inn. From 1998 to 2004 he practiced in the dispute resolution department of Baker & McKenzie in London and New York. From 2005 to 2012 he practiced in the arbitration group of Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in London and Hong Kong and founded the firm’s Asia disputes practice. While in private practice Richard regularly sat as an international arbitrator in significant cases in addition to his work as counsel and advocate.

Richard is involved in many international arbitration and dispute resolution institutions including as a Board member of the LCIA (London) and the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform (Washington DC) and a member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris).

Richard is the author/editor of a large number of books and articles in field of international dispute resolution including The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration, (Juris. 3rd Ed. 2014).