Sarah Masson

Senior Counsel

Sarah specialises in international commercial dispute resolution and contentious and non-contentious insolvency. She has an interest in multi-jurisdictional disputes and has a background in both litigation and ADR, with particular experience in international commercial arbitration.


Sarah has over 15 years’ experience in international commercial litigation and arbitration. She started her career with the DLA Piper Litigation and Arbitration group in London, gaining considerable experience of complex high value commercial litigation and of international commercial arbitration in tribunals across Europe and beyond.

Sarah was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2001 and qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2005 (in relation to both, she is now non-practising). Sarah was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2007 (also now non-practising) and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2010, after moving to join Appleby’s BVI Dispute Resolution team.


Sarah is conversant in French.


Sarah enjoys music and cooking and, since recently moving back to the UK from the BVI, trying to tame an overgrown English garden.


The Legal 500 recently named Sarah as a “next generation lawyer” alongside only two others in the jurisdiction and recognised her “extensive experience of major, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes”.