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.






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.