Akima Paul Lambert

Akima Paul Lambert


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5271

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Akima Paul Lambert focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation and arbitration. She often works with clients on large, multijurisdictional disputes. She has experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitration, and is dual-qualified in the UK and in the U.S. 

Akima has significant experience acting for financial institutions, corporations and professional firms in litigation and arbitration proceedings arising out of commercial, banking and financial disputes.  

According to Benchmark Litigation Europe (2020), Akima is “professional, brilliant and dedicated to the task,” and “a very responsive and diligent lawyer” who is “very capable of handling complex matters and always delivers what she promises.” She has also been listed as an EMpower Ethnic Minority Future Leader Role Model 2020 which recognises worldwide future senior leaders who are making a significant contribution to ethnic minority inclusion at work. 

Akima is significantly involved in pro bono and has worked on and co-ordinated a range of pro bono matters in relation to international economic development and human rights.  

Akima spearheaded the creation of the firm’s Caribbean Desk, which advises clients on transactions, projects and disputes throughout the region. The Caribbean Desk is comprised of lawyers from across our network, including our London, Washington D.C., New York and Miami offices.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Star
Legal 500


Benchmark Litigation Europe


Ethnic Minority Future Leader Role Model

Education and admissions


LL.M., London School of Economics, 2018

LPC, BPP Law School, 2006

Maîtrise en Droit, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2005

M.A. (Hons), University of Cambridge, 2005

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Acting for a device manufacturer defending product liability claims.

Assisting with responses to product safety queries into a global company's processes.

Assisting with the defense of an international tobacco group in various jurisdictions including managing a large scale outsourced disclosure exercise.

Successfully securing €36 million judgment for a bank in connection with an Italian region’s dispute of specific derivative transactions.* 

Advised a Middle Eastern financial institution on a range of matters, including successfully challenging the jurisdiction of the English courts.* 

Advised The Center for Reproductive Rights in securing UN recommendations to overturn El Salvador’s criminalization of abortion.*

Represented BAT Industries in proceedings arising from the $1 billion clean-up of the Fox River in the U.S., including proceedings brought by BAT in the High Court.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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