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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Premium article - 12 April 2016
A leading light of Russia’s international arbitration community for many decades, Sergei Lebedev, has died in Moscow aged 81.