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Pierre Lalive 1923-2014

Pierre Lalive 1923-2014

Premium article - 10 March 2014

Swiss arbitrator and law professor Pierre Lalive, one of the founding fathers of modern international arbitration, has died at the age of 91.

Howard Holtzmann 1921-2013

Howard Holtzmann 1921-2013

Premium article - 12 December 2013

Howard Holtzmann, an influential US figure in the development of international arbitration and one of the first judges on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, has died at the age of 91.

Sir Ian Sinclair QC 1926-2013

Sir Ian Sinclair QC 1926-2013

Premium article - 16 August 2013

Sir Ian Sinclair QC, a former UK government legal adviser and distinguished public international lawyer at Blackstone Chambers in London, has died at the age of 87.

Cecil Olmstead 1920-2013

Cecil Olmstead 1920-2013

Premium article - 10 July 2013

A former president of the International Law Association who played a role in a number of pioneering expropriation claims has died at the age of 92.

Alain Plantey, 1924 - 2013

Alain Plantey, 1924 - 2013

Premium article - 21 March 2013

A former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration – and the man responsible for putting "international" in its name – has died aged 88.

Mark Cato 1934-2012

Mark Cato 1934-2012

Premium article - 30 November 2012

UK chartered surveyor and arbitrator Mark Cato, who was one of the founders of the Arbitration Club, has passed away after a long battle with motor neurone disease that he chronicled in a popular blog.

Daniel Wehrli: 1950-2012

Daniel Wehrli: 1950-2012

Premium article - 22 November 2012

The arbitration community is mourning Daniel Wehrli, a vice-president of the Swiss Arbitration Association and one of the team working on a revised Swiss law on arbitration, who has died suddenly aged 62.

Pieter Sanders 1912-2012

Pieter Sanders 1912-2012

Premium article - 07 November 2012

GAR looks back on the life of Pieter Sanders, the father of the New York Convention, who died in Rotterdam on 27 September – just six days after celebrating his 100th birthday.

"A giant has left us"

"A giant has left us"

Premium article - 28 September 2012

Pieter Sanders, the principal drafter of the New York Convention and one of the founders of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, has died a week after celebrating his 100th birthday.

Jean-Flavien Lalive 1915-2012

Jean-Flavien Lalive 1915-2012

Premium article - 11 September 2012

One of the founders of Swiss law boutique Lalive, arbitrator Jean-Flavien Lalive, has died, it has emerged.

Igor Pobirchenko 1924 – 2012

Igor Pobirchenko 1924 – 2012

Premium article - 11 April 2012

Igor Pobirchenko, who presided over the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 18 years and created much of the country’s current arbitral infrastructure, has died aged 88.

Tan Boon Teik 1929-2012

Tan Boon Teik 1929-2012

Premium article - 16 March 2012

Singapore’s longest serving attorney-general since independence and the founding chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Tan Boon Teik, died last week, aged 83.