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Mohamed Madkour – 1980-2018

Mohamed Madkour – 1980-2018

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

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

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.

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC 1928-2017

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC 1928-2017

Premium article - 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.

Lord Goff 1926 - 2016

Lord Goff 1926 - 2016

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.

Dolliver Nelson 1932-2016

Dolliver Nelson 1932-2016

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.

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

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.