The London Court of International Arbitration

Members of the LCIA Court

26th February 2011

Members of the LCIA Court

President

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  Professor William W Park - USA

   Biography

Rusty is Professor of Law at Boston University, where he lectures on tax and banking. After Yale and Columbia, he practised in Paris until returning home to teach and to direct his university’s Center for Banking and Financial Law.  He has held visiting academic appointments at Cambridge, Université de Dijon, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and University of Hong Kong. Rusty’s books include "International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration" (with Craig and Paulsson), "International Forum Selection", "International Commercial Arbitration" (with Reisman, Craig and Paulsson), "Income Tax Treaty Arbitration" (with Tillinghast) and "Arbitration of International Business Disputes". Rusty has served on the NAFTA Financial Services Roster, the Appeals Tribunal for the Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, and the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. He recently retired as Co-Chair of the ABA Committee on International Commercial Dispute Resolution, has just succeeded Johnny Veeder as General Editor of Arbitration International.


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Vice Presidents


 

  José Astigarraga - USA

   Biography

José is a founding partner of Astigarraga Davis, Miami, an Officer of the LCIA Latin American Users' Council and Vice President of the National Law Center for Interamerican Free Trade and is Vice Chair of the IBA International Arbitration Committee.


 

  Pierre Bienvenu - Canada

   Biography

Pierre is Global Practice Leader of Norton Rose Group’s International arbitration practice and a member of Norton Rose Group’s supervisory board. He was Managing Partner of Ogilvy Renault LLP from 2005 to 2009 and chaired its executive committee until 2011.

Pierre practises in international commercial arbitration, corporate and commercial litigation and constitutional law. He has acted as counsel in many international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, in relation to disputes in the fields of telecommunications, aeronautics, international distribution and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment disputes, as well as in court proceedings to enforce or to set aside foreign arbitral awards. Pierre also serves as chairman or co-arbitrator in a number of international arbitrations under the arbitration rules of leading institutions.

Pierre is a former co-chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Committee and currently serves as co-chair of its North American Forum. He serves on the Executive Committee of the ICC Canadian National Committee and on the NAFTA’s 2022 Committee. A fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Pierre was awarded the distinction Advocatus Emeritus by the Bar of Quebec in 2008.


 

  Darius Khambata - LCIA India - India

   Biography

Darius is a Senior Counsel practicing before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He is currently serving as Advocate General of Maharashtra State and served as Additional Solicitor General of India (Mumbai) from July 2009 to July 2012. Darius qualified with an LL.B. degree from Bombay University and an LL.M. from the Harvard Law School.

His practice is primarily a litigation practice. He has been involved in a number of important commercial and corporate matters in the last few years. He has appeared in several domestic and international commercial arbitrations, as well as in proceedings in Court concerning arbitrations. His practice also extends to litigation concerning questions of constitutional, administrative and environmental law. He also appears before the Securities Appellate Tribunal, the Electricity Appellate Tribunal and the Company Law Board.


 

  Yoshimi Ohara - Japan

   Biography

Yoshimi is a partner of the law firm of Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo, Japan. She focuses her practice on cross-border transactions and complex international commercial dispute resolution (both in litigation and arbitration). Yoshimi possess significant legal experience, particularly in the field of intellectual property (both in Japan and abroad). She has been a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association since 1992 and a member of the New York Bar Association since 1997.


 

  Dr Klaus Sachs - Germany

   Biography

Klaus is partner in the German law firm CMS Hasche Sigle. He has considerable experience as sole arbitrator/co-arbitrator and chairman in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, with special emphasis on corporate and finance matters, joint ventures, M&A, industrial co-operation and infrastructure projects. He is also member of the Board of the German Arbitration Institution and co-editor of the German Arbitration Journal.
 


 

  Audley Sheppard - New Zealand/Ireland (UK)

   Biography

Audley is co-global head of the International Arbitration and International Law Groups of Clifford Chance LLP in London.

Audley has over twenty-five years specialising in the resolution of disputes arising out of complex infrastructure projects and other international contracts and investments. He has conducted many LCIA, ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL and ICSID arbitrations. He also regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Audley has law and commerce degrees from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and a masters degree in law from Cambridge University, England. He is a visiting professor at the School of Arbitration, Queen Mary, London. Audley has been Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2006-07) and Rapporteur of the International Law Association Arbitration Committee (1996-2006). He is a Co-Editor of the IBA's Business Law International and is on Editorial Board of the International Arbitration Law Review and the Journal of International Arbitration. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


 

  V V Veeder QC - UK

   Biography

Johnny was previously appointed to the LCIA Court in 1989, where, until 2003, he also served as a Vice President. He was appointed to the LCIA Board of Directors also in 1989, and served as Chairman of the Board from January 1999 until December 2002. He has practised at the English Bar since 1972, specialising in commercial law and international trade, including foreign investment, banking, financial services, commodity transactions, competition law, entertainment law, insurance, reinsurance, international commercial arbitration, international trade and transport, labour law, oil and gas, maritime law, sports law - as advocate before the English courts in London and overseas in Hong Kong, Bermuda and Luxembourg; as advocate or arbitrator in arbitration proceedings principally in London, The Hague, Paris, Brussels, Switzerland, Stockholm, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA (ICC, LCIA, SCC, ICSID, NAFTA, UNCITRAL, BIT, ad hoc etc); and is Chairman of the Independent Inquiry into Capital Market Activities of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.


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Honorary Vice Presidents


 

  Professor Dr Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel - Germany

   Biography

Karl-Heinz is a past President of the LCIA; President of the International Law Association (ILA); Chairman of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and past President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague.  After holding the Chair for International Business Law of Cologne University until 2001, he now works as an independent arbitrator and currently serves as Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals constituted under the rules of LCIA, ICC, ICSID, AAA, DIS, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, as well as ad hoc panels.


 

  L Yves Fortier CC OQ QC - Canada

   Biography

Yves is a former President of the LCIA Court (1998-2001). He is Senior Partner and Chairman of Ogilvy Renault, a Canadian based law firm. He currently serves as Chairman or party-appointed arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals constituted under the rules of LCIA, ICC, ICSID, CAS, UNCITRAL, as well as ad hoc panels. He also serves as personal representative of the UN Secretary General and as an ad hoc Judge of the International Court of Justice.


 

  Professor Dr Gerold Herrmann - Germany (Austria)

   Biography

Gerold is known throughout the world of arbitration, both from his time as Secretary of UNCITRAL, in which role he served from 1991 to 2001, and having previously been Secretary of the UNCITRAL working group, which prepared the draft model law on international commercial arbitration.  Gerold served as President of the LCIA Court from May 2001 until May 2004 and is now an Honorary Vice President of the Court.  Gerold is currently President of ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration). He is Honorary Professor of the University of Vienna.

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  Professor Jan Paulsson - Sweden/France/Bahrain (Bahrain)

   Biography

paulssonJan holds the Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair at the University of Miami School of Law.  He is also the Faculty Chair of the Specialisation in International Arbitration and heads the newly-established International Arbitration Institute. Jan holds degrees from Harvard, Yale and the University of Paris. He has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over 500 hundred international arbitrations. He has conducted cases under many arbitration rules, as well as before the International Court of Justice.

He is President of the Administrative Tribunals of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and past President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal.  He is also the President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and a board member of the American Arbitration Association. He is the author of numerous publications, in particular co-author of the standard reference work ICC Arbitration (3rd edn 2000).


 

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Members


 

  Marcelo Ferro - Brazil

   Biography

Marcelo, founding Partner of Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio, specialises in civil and commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration, construction law, corporate, joint venture, banking and contract law, and has significant experience as counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration. Marcelo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontificate Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (where he now teaches Civil Law), an LLM in Private Law from the Universidade de São Paulo; Diplôme Supérieur de L'Université en Droit Civil from the Paris University of Economy and Social Sciences. Marcelo has been appointed in Band 1 of Leading Individuals in Dispute Resolution - Arbitration - of the Chambers Latin America 2011 and 2012, and in Band 2, Litigation. Marcelo speaks Portuguese (native), French and English.


 

  Mark W Friedman - USA

   Biography

Mark is a litigation partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP based in New York and London. He is Senior Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee, a Vice-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association, co-rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Commercial Arbitration Committee, and a member of the editorial board of Dispute Resolution International.

Mark received his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1991 where he was an Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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  Dr Francisco González de Cossío - Mexico

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Francisco is the founding partner of González de Cossío Abogados, S.C. where he practices arbitration, corporate law (including Mergers and Acquisitions), contracts, and antitrust, amongst other fields. He obtained his law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, as well as master and doctorate degrees from the University of Chicago. He has also pursued an OPM (executive MBA) at Harvard Business School.

He is the author of the following books: Arbitration (2004 & 2011), Competition Law: legal and economic issues (2005), Sports Arbitration (2006), Arbitration and the Judiciary (2007), The Arbitrator (2008) Investment Arbitration (2009), Law and Economics of the Mexican Competition Laws (Ph.D thesis), co-author of Arbitration Manual (2004), and author of more than 150 specialised articles involving arbitration, corporate, international and private law topics.

Francisco teaches Arbitration (including Investment and Sports Arbitration) and Economic Law (including Corporate and Antitrust) in the Universidad Iberoamericana and Escuela Libre de Derecho, and has participated in conferences involving said topics.

He is the President of the Mexican Construction Industry Arbitration Center as well as Chair of the Antitrust Commission of Mexican Chapter of the ICC. Member of the NAFTA 2022 arbitration and dispute resolution advisory Committee; Director and Treasurer of the Mexican Bar Association as well as Chair of its Arbitration and Law and Economics Committee; active member of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chapter of the ICC; alternate representative of Mexico before the UNCITRAL; Member of the Mexican Arbitration Institute, Spanish Arbitration Club, International Bar Association, Mexican Branch of the International Law Association; International Arbitration Association, Member of the International Arbitration Institute, Mexican Sports Law Institute, General Director of the Mexican Arbitration Institute and arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport), in Lausanne, Switzerland.


 

  Antonio Hierro - Spain

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Antonio is a senior partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, where he founded and led the litigation and arbitration practice for 15 years.

After starting his career as counsel for the State, he was legal adviser to the Spanish government during the negotiations on the Treaty on European Union, Maastricht 1992.

Currently, he focuses on international arbitration, where he regularly participates as an arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, mainly before the ICC, of whose Arbitration Commission he is a member. He is the President of the Spanish Club of Arbitration, which currently is made up of more than 430 experts in arbitration from 27 different American and European countries.

He is the author of several books. Among the most recent ones, he is director of the “Spanish Litigation and Arbitration Yearbook, 2010”, published by Wolters Kluwer; and of the book “El Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en Iberoamérica”, Wolters Kluwer /Legis, 2009. The latter is the first book on international arbitration to cover Latin American, Portuguese and Spanish rules and case law.


 

  Paula Hodges QC - UK

   Biography

Paula co-heads Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Arbitration Practice and has over 20 years' experience of advising on international disputes, particularly in the energy, telecommunications and technology sectors. She specialises in international arbitration and has represented clients in many jurisdictions (including London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Stockholm, the US, Canada, Dubai, Africa, Asia, Russia and the CIS) in ad hoc arbitration and in proceedings under the auspices of the major arbitral institutions. She also sits as an arbitrator.

Paula has been closely involved in several high profile cases before the High Court in London, and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal and House of Lords. Paula studied law at the University of Cambridge and graduated in 1986 with an M.A. in Law. Paula is a vice-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and a member of the LCIA Board of Directors.


 

  Joseph Huse - DIFC | LCIA - USA (Bahrain)

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Joe has particular experience with respect to infrastructure projects, energy projects (including energy related acquisitions and disposals), construction, and international arbitration. Joseph has recently acted as the arbitral tribunal in a Dubai ICC construction-related arbitration. Joseph also acted as Registrar for the DIFC-LCIA arbitration centre in a public relations role from February 2009 – February 2010. Joe was featured in The International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration 2010. Joe is the author of the book ‘Understanding and Negotiating EPC and Turnkey Contracts’, published by Sweet & Maxwell. Joe is qualified to practise law in the US and France.


 

  Andrés Jana - Chile

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  Professor Douglas Jones OA - Australia

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Doug is a Sydney-based partner in the Australian law firm of Clayton Utz and is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers, London. He sits often in London as an arbitrator.

He is currently President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2011). He is an Australian Government nominee on the ICSID panel of arbitrators and a foundation fellow and graded arbitrator of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia, President, Dispute Review Board Foundation Australia, Fellow of Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, member of the ICC Australia Arbitration Committee, and a member of a number of panels of International Arbitral bodies.

Doug holds Professorial appointments at the Law schools of Melbourne and Murdoch Universities, in Australia

In June 2012, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Doug was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the law as a leader in the areas of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, to policy reform, and to national and international professional organisations. Previously in January 1999, Doug was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to construction law and dispute resolution.


 

  Professor Dr Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler - Switzerland

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Gabrielle is a founding partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, as well as a Professor at Geneva University and Director of the Geneva Master in International Dispute Settlement. Previously, she was a Partner of Schellenberg Wittmer and Baker McKenzie. She acts as arbitrator under all major rules worldwide and has been involved in over 190 commercial, investment and sports disputes. Among other memberships, she is Honorary President of ASA and a member of ICCA.

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  Carole Malinvaud - France

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Carole Malinvaud is a partner in the Paris office of Gide Loyrette Nouel. Carole has practiced international arbitration since 1990 as counsel as well as arbitrator in ad hoc or institutional arbitrations covering all aspects of international commercial law.

She is Chair of the French Committee on Arbitration (CFA) and of the French international arbitration commission of the ICC (ICC France) and is a former Officer of the IBA Arbitration Committee.

She is a member of the Paris and the New York Bar and holds a Postgraduate degree from the University of Paris-II and a LLM from Harvard Law School.


 

  Salim Moollan - LCIA MIAC - Mauritius/France (UK)

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Salim has been in private practice as a Barrister at Essex Court Chambers since 1998, specialising in international and commercial law, and in particular international and commercial arbitration. He is called to the English and Mauritian Bars. He regularly advises and appears as Counsel before the English Courts, the Mauritian Courts, and international arbitral tribunals in numerous jurisdictions. He also regularly acts as arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He holds a five-year mathematics degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, a political science and economics degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and a double first degree in law from Downing College, Cambridge. He is the current Chairman of UNCITRAL and of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Working Group, a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, a Senior Visiting Lecturer in International Arbitration Law at King's College London, and a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.


 

  Alexis Mourre - France

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Alexis is a founding partner of Castaldi Mourre & Partners, a 30-lawyer firm with offices in Paris and Milan, and heads the firm’s international arbitration and litigation department. He is Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Vice-President of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and Member of the Arbitral Council of the Milan Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of numerous other associations, including ASA, the ILA Arbitration Commission and the Milan Club of arbitrators. He has acted in more than 150 arbitrations both in commercial and investment cases, as counsel, expert witness, co-arbitrator, chairman or sole arbitrator. He is author, co-author or editor of several books and founder of the Cahiers de l’arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, a leading French publication on arbitration and ADR. He lectures on arbitration in several universities and has published more than 90 articles on arbitration and private international law.


 

  Promod Nair - India

   Biography

Promod is a partner in the dispute resolution group at J Sagar Associates. He is admitted as an Advocate in India and has also qualified as a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales. Prior to joining J Sagar Associates, Promod was a solicitor in the international arbitration group at Herbert Smith in London.

Promod has acted as counsel or arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations in various jurisdictions in Europe and Asia, and under various institutional rules such as those of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He is a Visiting Professor at the National Law School of India University, where he teaches modules on commercial and investment treaty arbitration.

Promod holds degrees in law from the National Law School of India and the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded the Clive Parry (Overseas) Prize in International Law and the Pegasus Scholarship.


 

  Dr Eun Young Park - Korea

   Biography

EY is co-head of the International Litigation and Arbitration Group of Kim & Chang. He is a member of both Korean and New York bars, and has extensive experience as counsel in international arbitration under various institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, AAA, SIAC, HKIAC, SCC, and KCAB, and regularly sits as an arbitrator. EY is Vice President of the Korean Arbitrators Association, a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators, and is on the editorial board of the Korean Arbitration Review.

He has a law degree from Seoul National University Law School and received his LL.M. and J.S.D. from NYU School of Law. Before joining Kim & Chang in 1997, he sat as a judge in District Courts in Korea. He is an adjunct professor of law with SKK University Law School, and has written numerous articles on arbitration.

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  Lucy Reed - USA (Hong Kong)

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Lucy is co-Head of Freshfields’ global international arbitration group. Based in New York, she represents private and public clients and (occasionally) sits as arbitrator in international arbitration under the major institutional and ad hoc rules, specialising in investment treaty disputes. Lucy was names the “star Individual” international arbitration practitioner by “Chambers USA” (2010) and one of twelve Leading Lawyers in international arbitration in “Legal 500 United States” (2010).

Lucy is chair of the institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and immediate past president of the American Society of International Law. A frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration topics, she is a co-author of the “Guide to ICSID Arbitration” and “The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR” (both published by Kluwer). While with Freshfields, Lucy served as a member of the Ethiopia-Eritrea Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. In her tenure with the Legal Adviser’s Office of the U.S. Department of State, Lucy served as the U.S. Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal. She was also General Counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO), leading multinational negotiations with North Korea.

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  Peter Rees QC - UK (The Netherlands)

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Peter was appointed Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc on 1 January 2011. In this post, Peter has ultimate responsibility for the Shell global legal function, and advises the Shell group management on all legal matters of group-wide importance. The Shell legal function comprises some 1,000 staff, of which around 700 are lawyers or intellectual property professionals, and includes the ethics and compliance office. As Legal Director, Peter is also a member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Peter was a partner in Norton Rose from 1987 to 2006 where he was also Head of Dispute Resolution and a member of the Executive Committee. In 2006 he joined Debevoise & Plimpton as a partner in its London office. In 2009 Peter was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

Peter attended Downing College, Cambridge University where he took his law degree. He also has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University. Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Chartered Arbitrator, and an accredited adjudicator and mediator.

Peter is a former Chair of three organisations: the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association; the Technology and Construction Solicitors’ Association; and the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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  J William F Rowley QC - Canada/UK (UK)

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Bill was elected Chairman of the Canadian firm, McMillan LLP in 1996 and Chairman Emeritus and Special Counsel on his retirement from the partnership in 2009. He joined 20 Essex Street in 2002, through which he accepts appointments as an international arbitrator.

His practice at the Bar covers all aspects of international commercial law, including competition, contracts, banking, oil industry, insurance, corporate governance and arbitration law and practice. While at McMillan he headed the firm's competition law group from its inception and oversaw the development of its arbitral practice.

He has chaired or participated as a tribunal member or counsel in numerous international and national arbitrations. These have involved a variety of national laws and investment treaty systems including those of ICSID, NAFTA, the ECT, England, many European states, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Cameroon, China, Cote d'Ivoire, Dubai, Georgia, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Uganda, Venezuela and Canada, as well as New York, Delaware and California.


 

  Jingzhou Tao - China

   Biography

Jingzhou is a partner of Dechert LLP based in Beijing. He has more than 25 year’s experience in advising Fortune 500 companies on China-related matters. His areas of practice include international mergers and acquisitions, arbitration, and corporate work. Jingzhou has represented major European, Japanese, and American companies in numerous transactions in China. He has acted as counsel, chief arbitrator, or party-nominated arbitrator in many international arbitration proceedings. Jingzhou is member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Advisory Committee of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. He is chair of the Commission on International Commercial Arbitration of ICC China, an adjunct professor at Peking University Law School, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is author of several books in English and French on Chinese law, including Mergers and Acquisitions in China, Arbitration Law and Practice in China, Resolving Business Disputes in China, Droit Chinois des Affaires. Jingzhou obtained his LLB from the Law School of Peking University and DEA from the University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne).


 

  Justice Edward Torgbor - UK/Ghana (Kenya)

   Biography

Edward is a graduate of the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge. Formerly a Judge of the High Court of Kenya, he is now a Professor of Law at Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and a Chartered Arbitrator.

He is a consultant for the United Nations (UNEP, UN-HABITAT (Nairobi)) and has represented the UN at Expert Group Meetings and conferences in Geneva and New York, Istanbul and the Kingdom of Cambodia.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (England & Kenya) and a contributor on ADR for various professional journals.


 

  John Townsend - USA

   Biography

John is a litigation partner in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard, and chairs the firm’s Arbitration and ADR Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex disputes, particularly international disputes, both in court and before arbitral tribunals.

John’s arbitration practice includes representing parties in international and domestic commercial arbitration and in investment treaty disputes, and acting as an arbitrator. John served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) from 2007 to 2010 and is currently Chair of the AAA’s Nominating and Governance Committee. He was the first Chairman of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). In February 2008, he was appointed by President Bush to a six-year term as one of the American members of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Chambers has consistently ranked John among the top international arbitration lawyers in the United States and has described him as "just a master," who "understands international ADR better than any other in the market."

John served as Trustee of the US Council for International Business and chaired the Council’s European Privilege Task Force. He submitted an application on behalf of the Council to intervene in the Akzo Nobel v. European Commission case in the European Court of Justice to urge European recognition of an attorney-client privilege for company counsel.

John is a member of the American Law Institute and of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and has served on the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop faculty. He has been with Hughes Hubbard & Reed, in New York, Paris, and Washington, since 1971. He speaks fluent French.


 

  Adrian Winstanley, OBE (Director General) - UK

   Biography

Adrian is the Director General of the LCIA and a member of the LCIA Court and Board. He fulfils the role of Chief Executive Officer, with day-to-day responsibility for all aspects of the conduct of the business of the LCIA and is the principal point of contact between the institution and its Board and Court.

Adrian has a BSc with first class honours from the London School of Economics, a diploma in law from Westminster University, and is an English solicitor, having been in practice at Clifford Chance before his appointment as Registrar of the LCIA in January 1997.

As Registrar of the LCIA between January 1997 and April 2008, Adrian oversaw the administration of many hundreds of arbitrations, arising from the widest range of international commercial contracts.

He sits on the Board of the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London, which provides comprehensive ADR support services. Adrian was Secretary-Treasurer of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) from 2000 to 2009; and a Vice President of IFCAI from 2009 to 2013.

Adrian was awarded the OBE (Officer – Order of the British Empire) in June 2013 for services to international arbitration.


 

  Ariel Ye - China

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  Alvin Yeo - Singapore

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Alvin, Senior Counsel, is the Senior Partner of WongPartnership LLP. His main areas of practice are banking and corporate disputes, insolvency and restructuring, and construction and civil engineering matters. Alvin also has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings both in Singapore and in the region. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's Council of Advisors, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and on the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. Alvin has served on various public committees which undertook comprehensive reviews of the legal services sector. He is also a member of the Appeals Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Alvin is a Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law. Alvin graduated from King’s College London, University of London, and was admitted to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1987 and the Singapore Bar in 1988. In January 2000, Alvin became the youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel.


 

  Nassib G Ziadé - Lebanon/Chile (Bahrain)

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Nassib is the Chief Executive Officer at the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). Previously, he served as Director of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), as Deputy Secretary-General (and Acting Secretary-General) of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and as Executive Secretary of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He has acted as co-arbitrator or chair in ad hoc or institutional arbitrations.

A dual Lebanese and Chilean national, Nassib has extensive experience in the administration of international legal proceedings and in the management and development of international tribunals. He is an expert in private and public international law, international arbitration, international investment law, international administrative law, and the law of conflicts of interest.

Nassib is a member of the LCIA Court, a Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, a member of the Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators of ICSID, and a Council member of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI).

Nassib has taught at the University of Miami School of Law, at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and at The Hague Academy of International Law, and he sits on the boards of several international law journals.


 

  Eduardo Zuleta - Colombia

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Eduardo is the head of the International Dispute Resolution and International Law practice of Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados in Bogotá, Colombia. Eduardo has been chair, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator and counsel in international commercial arbitration, inter alia, under ICC, UNCITRAL and ICDR Rules in matters involving Private and State parties and related to construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, utilities, distribution, contracts for decontamination, commercial contracts in general and project finance. He has also acted as advisor and arbitrator in investment arbitration under ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules and has been appointed to the ICSID panel of arbitrators by the Chairman of the ICSID Administrative Council.

Eduardo has a JD – with honors – from Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, a masters degree in financial law from the same university and an LLM – with merits – and a specialisation in International Dispute Resolution from University of London, Queen Mary.

Eduardo is a Professor of international contracts and international arbitration at the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia and has been an invited professor and lecturer to several universities in Latin America, the University of Miami School of Law, the New York University School of Law and the Columbia School of Law. Eduardo has also been invited as speaker in a number of events under the auspices of ICC, ICDR, LCIA, IBA and the Latin American Arbitration Association.

Eduardo is the Senior Vice-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA); Chair of the Americas Initiative of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; member of the ICC Latin American Group; and Vice-Chair of the Latin American Arbitration Association. He has published several articles and papers on investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration and is the co-editor of a publication on the New York Convention.


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Registrar

Sarah Lancaster
 

  Sarah Lancaster

   Biography

Sarah is the Registrar of the LCIA. She heads the casework Secretariat based at the International Dispute Resolution Centre in London and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of all disputes referred to the LCIA.

Before joining the LCIA in October 2012, Sarah spent 14 years with Baker & McKenzie in London and Sydney, where her practice incorporated commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular focus on energy and resources, telecoms and IT disputes, as well as alternative dispute resolution.

Sarah has an LLB with first class honours from the University of Nottingham and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Sports Law from Kings College, London. She is admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales, New South Wales (Australia) and the High Court of Australia.


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