Louise Fisher

Louise Fisher

Senior Legal Project Manager

Louise's role is to assist A&O Shearman’s lawyers and their clients to efficiently plan and deliver on some of the firm’s largest, most complex matters, mapping out the tasks and dependencies into an interlocked sequence of actions and deliverables for the teams to follow.

Louise’s day-to-day responsibilities include co-ordinating teams, workstreams and information flows. In addition, she ensures regular communication between the A&O Shearman team, the client, and any additional advisors. She also manages the financial aspects of the matter including budgeting, monitoring and providing regular fee updates to the client and the A&O Shearman leads.

Louise’s in-depth knowledge of dispute management equips her with the skills needed to support the firm’s most significant matters, whether contentious or transactional.

Louise has a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Experience

Representative matters

Amulti-jurisdictional survey of over 150 jurisdictions, instructed by a high profile multinational technology client in respect of the launch of new services on one of its platforms. The Project Management team provided extensive, full management support and worked closely with Advanced Delivery Legal and Legal Tech to execute the survey.

Two concurrent commercial (UNCITRAL) construction arbitrations and a (Dutch bond) litigation for one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the World. A full project management service (excluding financial management) was provided to assist a large team spanning the firm’s Frankfurt and Amsterdam offices, as well as Advanced Delivery Legal. Louise worked closely with the lead associate to create detailed timelines for significant work streams leading up to key filing deadlines.

The demerger of a digital transformation and cybersecurity provider, where numerous interlocking steps were required to be completed within a very tight timeframe following a ‘first of its kind’ legal structure.

Three major, inter-related energy arbitrations run by a team of arbitrators from the firm’s Frankfurt, Munich, London and Paris offices, on behalf of a multinational energy company. Louise worked closely with the client and the legal team to set-up a detailed work plan, driving discussions around team roles, responsibilities and structure; best working practices; communications protocols; and interaction with co-counsel.

Prior to joining Project Management, Louise was a senior associate in the firm’s International Arbitration Group for 6 years. A solicitor advocate of the higher courts of England & Wales, Louise’s experience spanned international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, commercial litigation, mediation, settlement and general disputes advisory work. She provided advice to corporates, banks, States and high-net-worth individuals across a variety of jurisdictions and sectors (including energy, pharmaceuticals, construction and finance).

Pro bono

Louise has undertaken work on a number of pro bono matters, notably leading an appeal to the Privy Council in relation to a non-capital Jamaican criminal case and representing JUSTICE as a third party intervener in the Supreme Court.

Qualifications

Admissions

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2010

Courts

Higher Courts (Civil Advocacy) Qualification, 2011

Academic

LPC, The College Of Law, London, 2007

Diploma, Law, BPP Law School, 2006

BA, History, University of Cambridge, 2004

Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.