Stavros Brekoulakis

Stavros Brekoulakis

Professor/Director, Queen Mary University of London
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Stavros Brekoulakis is a professor of international arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. He also practises as an arbitrator at a leading commercial chambers 3 Verulam Buildings (Gray’s Inn) and has been appointed as arbitrator in more than 80 commercial and investment arbitrations.

Stavros is widely recognised as a leading authority in the field of international law and arbitration and has been invited to give the prestigious Summer Course on Private International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2026. In recognition of his contribution to the field, Stavros is listed as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Thought Leaders and described as ‘a critical and novel thinker as an academic’ and ‘a reigning thought leader in the arbitration space’.

He is the author of eight monographs, books and edited volumes and more than 30 articles in leading peer-reviewed law journals. Stavros has led important policy projects and advised governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, and was co-chair of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration Task Force on Third Party Funding. He co-authored the leading report on third-party funding in international arbitration, which has informed the regulatory policy of several international arbitration institutions and national legislation, including as a member of the London Bar Reform Committee, the Steering Committee of the UNCITRAL Academic Forum on Investor-State Dispute Settlement and the Investment Expert Trade Advisory Group of the UK Department for International Trade.

He holds several public positions, including being a member of the governing body of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, Court of the LCIA Arbitration and ICC Commission on Arbitration. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, the general editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the co-editor of Kluwer’s International Arbitration Law Library Series, and a member of the editorial boards of Arbitration International, the International Chamber of Commerce Bulletin on International Arbitration and the Arab Yearbook of Public & Private International Law.

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