Arbitration is the mechanism of choice for the resolution of disputes arising from international commerce, including disputes under standard form contracts, bespoke joint venture agreements or investments.
Arbitration offers parties, their insurers, funders and advisors a wide range of options for a route to a final and binding award enforceable worldwide. The arbitration procedure may be conducted on an ad hoc basis or it may be administered by a trade association or an institution.
As a lawyer with a background in shipping, international trade, and commodities, and having served for four years as the Registrar of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), I understand the different types of arbitration.
No longer practising as a solicitor, I am an Associate Member of Six Pump Court chambers in London and an Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).
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Independent arbitrator committed to cost effective resolution of disputes
No longer attached to a law firm and no longer acting as counsel
Free to take new appointments and ready to go
Cases involving sale and purchase, transport and insurance of commodities
LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations re exploration, production, transportation, sale and purchase
Charterparties, bills of lading, MoAs, collisions and engine breakdowns, dangerous cargoes
Outsourcing contracts, employment, trade disruption and liability insurance claims
ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations in shipping, oil and gas, and construction industries
Cases for traders in Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, South Africa
Having been involved in arbitrations of all shapes and sizes for more than 25 years, including 4 years as Registrar of the LCIA, I have accumulated an unusually varied knowledge of the law and practice of arbitration in London and around the world.
Visit my Arbitration Knowhow page to find snapshots of my own perspectives on arbitration and some useful links:
Arbitration v Court
Ad hoc v institutional arbitration
London Court of International Arbitration
Arbitration insurance and funding
In recent years, I have had opportunities to share my knowledge and to write and speak about issues in arbitration. In my current part time role at LexisNexis UK, I help to maintain the Lexis PSL Arbitration module and I write posts for Lexis Blogs: