Pam Shearing Director

(Qualified 2007)

Contact Details

The Shard,
32 London Bridge Street,
London SE1 9SGT

T: +44 (0)20 7186 0420
E: pamshearing@fulcrumchambers.com

Areas of Practice

Global Investigations and White-Collar Crime; Corporate Governance and Compliance. International Arbitration; Public International Law


Pam’s practice focuses on white-collar defence, international dispute resolution and global investigations (including advising on compliance and regulatory matters, risk management and anti-bribery and corruption); and international dispute resolution (primarily international arbitrations, investment treaty disputes, public international law and human rights).

She has extensive experience of working for international corporations on multi-jurisdictional investigations; providing advice on issues arising under the Bribery Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the Proceeds of Crime Act; assisting with the design, review and implementation of bespoke anti-bribery compliance and training programs. Pam also advises companies on the implications of the Modern Slavery Act and human rights legislation. She delivers compliance workshops and training programs in all of these areas.
Pam has advised a range of clients from private individuals to states across multiple jurisdictions and a number of industries on treaty interpretation, the protection of foreign investments and the application of public international law to national disputes. This has included representing clients involved in arbitrations conducted under the main institutions and governed by a variety of substantive and procedural legal systems.

Pam has a unique combined background of both private practice and in-house experience. Prior to joining Fulcrum Chambers, she spent over ten years working in both private practice (both at a Magic Circle firm in their London and Brussels offices, and at a leading US law firm) and also in-house at the Head Office of a FTSE 30 leading company.

Pam has been engaged throughout her legal career in related graduate academic studies, research and teaching in international law. She recently completed her PhD during which she spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University.  She has taught for several years at leading London universities and currently teaches undergraduates at King’s College London.