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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as solicitor and arbitrator
Cases involving sale and purchase, transport, financing and insurance of commodities
LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations re exploration, production, transportation, sale and purchase
Charterparties, bills of lading, MoAs, bunker supply contracts, superyacht management, insurance
Outsourcing contracts, employment, trade disruption and liability insurance claims
ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations in shipping, oil and gas, and construction industries
Cases involving Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Malawi, South Africa
Having been involved in arbitrations of all shapes and sizes for more than 30 years, including 4 years as Registrar of the LCIA and as a content provider for Lexis®PSL Arbitration since 2016, 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 provide content for Lexis®PSL Arbitration and I write posts for LexisNexis Blogs: