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Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

13 July 2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez, who was principal legal counsel to the Mexican government during the negotiation of NAFTA and became a mentor to a generation of investment arbitration and trade lawyers, has died at the age of 58.

Lord Toulson 1946-2017

Lord Toulson 1946-2017

29 June 2017

Lord Toulson, a senior English judge behind several key arbitration-related judgments, has died aged 70, less than a year after retiring from the Supreme Court to become an arbitrator.

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC 1928-2017

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC 1928-2017

13 February 2017

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, whose distinguished career in international law included acting in inter-state and investor-state arbitrations and who founded the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, has died aged 88.

Lord Goff 1926 - 2016

Lord Goff 1926 - 2016

Premium article - 22 August 2016

Lord Goff, a leading British commercial barrister and judge who came up with a bias test applying to international arbitrators and gave his name to a celebrated lecture series in Hong Kong, has died aged 89.

Dolliver Nelson 1932-2016

Dolliver Nelson 1932-2016

Premium article - 28 July 2016

Dolliver Nelson, the former president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and arbitrator of a famous maritime dispute between Suriname and Guyana, has died at the age of 84.

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

Premium article - 12 May 2016

Robert von Mehren, a pioneer of international arbitration and mentor of leading figures in the field, has died at the age of 93.

Sergei Lebedev, 1934-2016

Sergei Lebedev, 1934-2016

Premium article - 12 April 2016

A leading light of Russia’s international arbitration community for many decades, Sergei Lebedev, has died in Moscow aged 81.

Lord Dervaird 1935 – 2015

Lord Dervaird 1935 – 2015

Premium article - 13 January 2016

Lord Dervaird, an international arbitrator and leading proponent of arbitration in Scotland, has died aged 80.

Judith Kaye 1938 – 2016

Judith Kaye 1938 – 2016

Premium article - 08 January 2016

Judith Kaye, the first female chief justice of New York who went on to become a disputes specialist at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and chair of the New York International Arbitration Centre, has died aged 77.

Florentino Feliciano 1928-2015

Florentino Feliciano 1928-2015

Premium article - 16 December 2015

Justice Florentino Feliciano of the Philippines, one of Asia’s most distinguished international jurists and a well-known ICSID arbitrator, has died at the age of 87.