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Decker, Luke
Direct Tel: +44 20 7653-2079
Tel: +44 20 7653 2000 Fax: +44 20 7653 2100

Luke Decker is an Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s London office.  His practice focuses on all aspects of international arbitration, complex commercial litigation, and civil fraud.

Luke’s international arbitration experience includes investor-state and commercial arbitration.  He has acted for sovereign states, state-owned entities, and private parties before ad hoc tribunals constituted under the UNCITRAL rules and in arbitrations administered by various institutions, including under the ICSID, PCA, ICC, LCIA, AAA-ICDR, DIAC, and SIAC rules.  Luke’s complex commercial litigation and civil fraud experience includes applications for interlocutory relief (including Anton Piller search orders, Mareva freezing injunctions, and Norwich Pharmacal disclosure orders) and trials at first instance in the High Court, as well as, appellate work in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Luke also has experience with cases before other fora, including inter-state/public international cases before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Luke’s international and broad commercial practice comprises of disputes across all sectors, including banking and financial services, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, telecommunications, aviation, shipping and commodities, insurance and reinsurance, life sciences, and sport.

Luke received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum laude, in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Major) and Anthropology (Minor) from Dartmouth College.  His academic excellence has been recognised by several awards and prizes.  At Dartmouth, Luke was the Class of 1957 Scholarship recipient, a Nelson A. Rockefeller First Year Fellow, a Harvard University Research Grant recipient, a James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar, a Clare Garber Goodman Grant recipient, and a William Neukom Scholar.  He was also inducted into the Palaeopitus senior society and the New Hampshire Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honours society.  Luke was the Executive Editor of the Dartmouth Law Journal, one of few authoritative undergraduate law journals in the United States.

Luke received his Master of Arts in Law, with Distinction, from The University of Law.  In law school, he was awarded the Princess Royal Scholarship by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, one of the highest honours at the Bar of England and Wales for the law conversion course.  Luke was also a recipient of the Dean’s Award, a Major Scholarship from Inner Temple, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and one of the top scoring candidates on the first ever standardised exam administered by the SRA for admission onto the roll of solicitors, the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

Luke is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

  • The University of Law
    (M.A., Law, Distinction)
    • Princess Royal Scholarship
    • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Dartmouth College
    (B.A., Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Major), Anthropology (Minor), Magna cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Dartmouth Law Journal:
      • Executive Editor, 2012-2014
      • General Editor, 2011-2012
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales