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Obituaries

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.

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Christopher Dugan 1948-2012

Premium article - 02 March 2012

Christopher Dugan, lead counsel in two pathbreaking NAFTA claims against the United States, has died after a long battle with cancer.

Serge Lazareff 1926-2012

Serge Lazareff 1926-2012

Premium article - 23 January 2012

One of France's best known arbitrators, Serge Lazareff, has died aged 86 after a short illness.

Joseph McLaughlin 1944-2012

Joseph McLaughlin 1944-2012

Premium article - 17 January 2012

Colleagues are mourning the loss of Joseph McLaughlin, a distinguished New York litigator-turned-arbitrator who was central to recent efforts to promote the city as an international arbitration venue.