Laurence has practised international arbitration from law firms at three seats — London (Herbert Smith), New York City (Gibson Dunn, Herbert Smith Freehills), and, since 2017, Milan (BonelliErede). He began his career as a litigation associate at Williams and Connolly in Washington, DC. His law degree is from Emory University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal, and he has a doctorate in American history from Johns Hopkins University. Laurence acts as counsel and sits as arbitrator in disputes across many industry sectors — e.g., oil and gas, renewable energy, life sciences, infrastructure projects, civil engineering, sports, intellectual property and telecommunications. His arbitration publications include co-authorship of International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles (OUP, 2017, second edition).