Obituaries

Luiz Olavo Baptista 1938-2019

Luiz Olavo Baptista, a pioneer of arbitration in Brazil who also served as president of the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, has died aged 81.

06 November 2019

Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri 1932-2019

Egyptian arbitrator Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri, a major figure in international arbitration in the Arab world and beyond for nearly half a century, has died aged 86.

19 March 2019

Tributes to Ahmed Sadek El-Kosheri

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

19 March 2019

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

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