Antoine West

Managing Partner - Co-Founder

Antoine West

Antoine West

Managing Partner - Co-Founder

Antoine was previously a Solicitor at Linklaters and then a Partner in several City and international law firms. He left private practice in 2009 to found a development and construction company, which focuses on developing internationally branded business traveller hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa, while continuing to practise law for owner-managed companies in-house. This experience has enabled Antoine to provide a uniquely “hands-on” and commercial approach to legal services.

Antoine has navigated the full gamut of issues affecting owner-managed businesses, from acquisitions and disposals of shares, joint ventures, capital reorganisations, private equity, financing issues, commercial contracts, through to a broad range of dispute resolution matters.

Construction disputes are a specialist focus. Antoine has many years’ experience of handling construction related claims, gained from acting as in-house counsel to construction companies, principal of his own international construction company and adviser to insurers in the construction sector.





Jurisdictions

  • England & Wales

Locations

  • Based:
    • England & Wales
  • Areas: UK-wide, South-East, Kent, London, Chatham, Rochester

Specialisms

corporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution (including court claims, adjudication and UK and international arbitration), insurance, professional negligence

Qualifications and Professional Bodies

  • - Solicitor, BA (Oxon) 1st class hons

    - FCIArb

  • - Solicitor Advocate

    - CEDR Accredited Mediator

Career

- in house construction companies / hotel development business

- Holman Fenwick Willan (Partner)

- Linklaters (Solicitor)

Awards

  • “Brilliant, absolutely responsive and hard-working” (Chambers Legal Directory)

Antoine says...

I know first-hand that running a business can be tough. I try to put myself in my client’s position and provide practical commercial solutions.