Obituaries

Laurie Craig 1933-2023

Laurie Craig, who led the legendary Coudert Brothers international arbitration group in Paris, where he helped shape modern arbitral practice and was a teacher and mentor to many leading figures in the field, has died aged 89.

30 August 2023

Eric Bergsten 1931-2023

The global arbitration community is mourning the loss of Eric Bergsten, the man behind the Vis Moot, who has died aged 91.

14 July 2023

Rajiv Luthra 1957-2023

Rajiv Luthra, a pioneer of the Indian legal market who played a key role in supporting and promoting the system of international arbitration and its institutions, has died aged 65.

23 June 2023

Thomas Buergenthal 1934-2023

Thomas Buergenthal, who survived Auschwitz as a young boy before becoming a leading human rights law pioneer, International Court of Justice judge and arbitrator, has died aged 89.

16 June 2023

Marc Lalonde 1929-2023

Marc Lalonde, who was at the heart of Canadian politics for over 15 years as right-hand man to former prime minister Pierre Trudeau before becoming a leading international arbitrator, has died aged 93.

26 May 2023

Werner Melis 1935-2022

Werner Melis, founder of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, has died aged 87.

10 October 2022

Bruno Leurent 1945-2022

The arbitration world continues to mourn Bruno Leurent, a leading specialist in the field and founder of Foley Hoag's Paris office, who has died aged 77.

08 September 2022

Kennedys mourns death of practice co-chair

Katherine Proctor, who co-chaired the international arbitration group at Kennedys, has passed away aged 40 following a long illness.

01 September 2022

Bill Slate 1943-2022

Bill Slate, former president and CEO of the American Arbitration Association and founder of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, has died aged 79.

15 July 2022

Pinsent Masons mourns construction disputes partner

Mark Roe, a leading construction disputes lawyer who helped to establish the international arbitration practice at Pinsent Masons, has died aged 66 after a period of illness.

21 April 2022

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