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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Premium article - 13 January 2016
Lord Dervaird, an international arbitrator and leading proponent of arbitration in Scotland, has died aged 80.
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.
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.