Obituaries

Tributes to Francisco Orrego Vicuña

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

03 October 2018

Francisco Orrego Vicuña 1942-2018

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.

03 October 2018

Mohamed Madkour – 1980-2018

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

05 June 2018

David Caron 1952-2018

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

21 February 2018

Lord Steyn 1932-2017

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.

15 December 2017

Robert Coulson 1924-2017

Robert Coulson, the longest-serving president of the American Arbitration Association and one of the earliest advocates of dispute resolution in the United States and around the world, has died at the age of 93.

04 October 2017

Robert Knutson 1956-2017

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.

31 August 2017

Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017

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.

13 July 2017

Lord Toulson 1946-2017

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.

29 June 2017

Georges Delaume 1921-2016

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.

12 April 2017

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