LLB, Solicitor, Higher Rights of Audience
Arianne is the CEO of Costigan King (London) and a Solicitor Advocate who specializes in commercial disputes resolved through litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
She has acted for both domestic and international clients in respect of a wide array of complex, high-value disputes. She has experience in acting for clients in a broad range of practice areas, including: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Banking and Finance; Commercial Litigation; Company and Commercial; Construction and Engineering; Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions; Cross-border Disputes; Employment; Energy; Infrastructure; Insolvency and International Arbitration.
Arianne has considerable experience of construction and engineering, energy and infrastructure disputes and has acted for domestic and international clients, including employers, contractors and subcontractors in connection with disputes arising out of the construction of oil and gas pipelines, process plants and other large-scale infrastructure projects.
She also has experience in advising on non-contentious matters and has advised in relation to several high-value, cross-border acquisitions, distribution agreements and other commercial arrangements. In the construction and engineering sector, she is experienced in providing contract reviews, contract drafting and negotiations of bespoke contracts, professional appointments and collateral warranties.
Arianne has, over recent years, developed a specialist practice in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency sectors. She has advised on the legal aspects of launching and building cryptocurrency and blockchain related businesses, provided legal support on business plans and white papers; ICO Terms and Conditions; Cryptocurrency Purchasing Agreements including advice on payment terms; Cryptocurrency Escrow Agreements; Cryptocurrency Exchange Terms and Conditions; consultancy agreements; intellectual property matters; advice on escrow between parties for receiving and paying with cryptocurrencies and AML and KYC requirements. She is a regular media commentator on cryptocurrency, regulation and tax, and has been featured in a broad range of publications.
Arianne is familiar with the law of the DIFC and legal and business practice in the UAE and East Africa.