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Our arbitration group includes some of the leading figures in the field, with extensive experience of most dispute resolution forums and arbitral rules, including the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

Expert members

Our team includes lawyers acting as both arbitrators and counsel, as well as academics who specialise in international law.

Lord Brennan QC has been involved in investment treaty arbitrations, as well as cases relating to commercial contracts in Latin America and Asia. Professor Philippe Sands QC has also acted under these rules and is an arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sports in Lausanne. Professor Zachary Douglas QC has been an arbitrator in more than 40 cases under the ICSID, LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and Swiss Rules, including as a chairman and sole arbitrator in half of those cases. He is counsel for the respondent in Chevron v Ecuador. Antony White QC has acted as counsel in numerous commercial arbitrations, especially in cases from the Middle East and Africa. Professor Gillian Morris is a Deputy Chair of the Central Arbitration Committee and a member of the Acas Panel of Arbitrators. Luis González García and Alison Macdonald have acted as counsel in several investment treaty arbitrations including Niko Resources v Bangladesh.

In addition to arbitration, we have several members who are accredited and experienced mediators to assist in dispute resolution negotiations: Professor Gillian Morris, Maurice Sheridan, Rhodri Thompson QC, Jessica Simor QC and Hugh Tomlinson QC.

Our lawyers in this area

  • Lord Dan Brennan QC Lord Daniel Brennan QC
    Called: 1967 Silk: 1985
  • Joanna Buckley Joanna Buckley
    Called: 2011
  • Michelle Butler Michelle Butler
    Called: 2007
  • Professor Christine Chinkin Prof Christine Chinkin
    Called: 2003
  • Kate Cook Kate Cook
    Called: 1990
  • Professor Zachary Douglas Prof Zachary Douglas QC
    Called: 2006 Silk: 2015
  • Nicholas Gibson Nicholas Gibson
    Called: 2009 CV
  • Luis Gonzalez Garcia Luis González García
    Registered as a foreign lawyer
  • Richard Hermer QC Richard Hermer QC
    Called: 1993 Silk: 2009
  • Sir Anthony Hooper Sir Anthony Hooper
    Called: 1965
  • Raza Husain QC Raza Husain QC
    Called: 1993 Silk: 2010
  • Janet Kentridge Janet Kentridge
    Called: 1999
  • Samantha Knights Samantha Knights QC
    Called: 1996 Silk: 2018 CV
  • James Laddie QC James Laddie QC
    Called: 1997 Silk: 2012
  • Thomas Linden Thomas Linden QC
    Called: 1989 Silk: 2006
  • Lord Ken Macdonald QC Lord Ken Macdonald QC
    Called: 1978 Silk: 1997
  • Alison Macdonald Alison Macdonald QC
    Called: 2000 Silk: 2017 CV
  • Jonathan Marks (bright colour photo) Prof Jonathan H. Marks
    Called: 1992
  • Professor Gillian Morris Prof Gillian Morris
    Called: 1997 CV
  • Blinne Ni Ghralaigh Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh
    Called: 2005 (England & Wales) 2013 (Belfast) 2017 (Ireland) CV
  • Nicholas Randall QC Nicholas Randall QC
    Called: 1990 Silk: 2013
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC Prof Philippe Sands QC
    Called: 1985 Silk: 2003 CV
  • Jessica Simor QC Jessica Simor QC
    Called: 1992 Silk: 2013 CV
  • Andrew Smith Andrew Smith
    Called: 2008
  • Rhodri Thompson QC Rhodri Thompson QC
    Called: 1989 Silk: 2002
  • Hugh Tomlinson QC Hugh Tomlinson QC
    Called: 1983 Silk: 2002
  • Angeline Welsh Angeline Welsh
    Called (England & Wales; Belize): 2015
  • Antony White QC Antony White QC
    Called: 1983 (England & Wales) Silk: 2001 Called: 2016 (Northern Ireland)
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