Lucy Player Bishop

Lucy Player-Bishop

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Admitted to practice in New Zealand


Lucy is a senior associate in the Firm's Dispute Resolution team based in London. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in December 2019, Lucy worked at a leading New Zealand law firm.

Lucy undertakes a broad range of disputes work with a focus on commercial litigation. She advises clients across a range of sectors on complex and high-value litigation from pre-action conduct and litigation strategy through to reputation and crisis management issues, and settlement negotiations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in its intervention in the ongoing litigation concerning the UK's Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda.
  • Acting on interrelated LCIA, ICC, and English High Court proceedings arising out of a power plant project in West Africa.
  • Acting for a global technology company in Commercial Court proceedings alleging breach of contract, among other claims.
  • Carrying out an investigation for a global telecommunications company which was subject to a US Department of Justice conviction in respect of FCPA violations.
  • Acting for a global construction company in cross-border trademark opposition proceedings.
  • Acting for a Middle Eastern investment bank in a cross-border prejudiced shareholder claim.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • New Zealand Litigators' Group (UK)
  • New Zealand Law Society

Corporate Responsibility

  • Lucy is committed to pro bono work, with a particular focus on international human rights. She has worked on various matters with the firm's current pro bono clients including Amicus, Consortium for Street Children, Global Rights for Women, Reprieve, and the UNHCR.


  • High Court of New Zealand (2015)


  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand ((LLB (Hons) and BA (Double Major in English, and Media & Communications))
  • College of Law (Professional Legal Studies)


  • English

Firm Committee Memberships

  • Baker McKenzie's Women in Arbitration and Inclusion & Diversity