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Tributes to Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

Tributes to Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

19 March 2019

The international arbitration community is mourning Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, who died at the weekend. Here is a selection of the tributes.

Tributes to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

Tributes to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

Premium article - 03 October 2018

Tributes have flooded in for Francisco Orrego Vicuña, who died yesterday.

Francisco Orrego Vicuña 1942-2018

Francisco Orrego Vicuña 1942-2018

Premium article - 03 October 2018

Chilean arbitrator and academic Francisco Orrego Vicuña – one of the first Latin Americans to transfer knowledge of public international law to the new field of investment arbitration – has died aged 76.

Mohamed Madkour – 1980-2018

Mohamed Madkour – 1980-2018

Premium article - 05 June 2018

Mohamed Madkour, known as a rising star of Egyptian arbitration, has died aged just 38 following heart surgery in Paris.

David Caron 1952-2018

David Caron 1952-2018

Premium article - 21 February 2018

UPDATED. David Caron, a leading US arbitrator, academic and judge at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, has died suddenly aged 65.

Lord Steyn 1932-2017

Lord Steyn 1932-2017

Premium article - 15 December 2017

Lord Steyn, who gained a reputation as a defender of liberal values in the UK’s highest court for 10 years and went on to become an arbitrator at Essex Court Chambers, has died aged 85.

Robert Knutson 1956-2017

Robert Knutson 1956-2017

Premium article - 31 August 2017

Robert Knutson, a Canadian arbitrator and specialist in FIDIC contracts who had his own firm in London and was often named as a leader in the field, has died.

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

Premium article - 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

Premium article - 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.

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

Premium article - 13 April 2017

Leading arbitration figures have paid tribute to the late Georges Delaume, who helped build ICSID as its senior legal adviser in the early 1980s – when it had just one or two cases a year – and was a mentor for many who wanted to specialise in international practice before it became so popular.