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Joseph Kosky


Joseph has significant experience of wide range  of civil and commercial disputes, particularly those with a cross-border element.

Joseph Kosky is a partner in the Disputes team at Greenwoods GRM, having previously practiced for 8 years at  Locke Lord LLP, a top 50 US firm where he was one of the founding partners of their London office. Joseph has a broad range of experience in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration He handles international  disputes, arbitrations, professional negligence claims, , civil fraud, contractual disputes, emergency remedies and more.

Joseph has an outstanding reputation for his work involving businesses and private individuals in the Middle East.  He has represented the Iraqi government and several state-owned entities in their international litigation for many years. This included advising the Iraqi government on settlement of dispute involving claims well in excess of $1billion which was at the heart of one of the longest running actions in the history of the English commercial courts. He is also highly experienced in dealing with the complexities  commercial disputes involving claims by and against States and issues of sovereign immunity.

Amongst over 20 reported decisions including several cases in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Joseph also acted for the claimant in a complex shareholder dispute in the oil & gas sector: Glengary Overseas Ltd v JKX Oil & Gas plc (2015) UKSC 71 resulting in an important Supreme Court decision about the continuing importance of the ‘proper purpose rule’ in English company law.

He was a key speaker at last year’s Young Arbitration Review Conference discussing the effects of Brexit on international arbitration.

In his spare time, Joseph enjoys fly-fishing, watching  Chelsea FC and singing.

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