Obituaries

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

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC 1928-2017

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.

13 February 2017

Lord Goff 1926 - 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.

22 August 2016

Dolliver Nelson 1932-2016

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.

28 July 2016

Robert von Mehren 1923-2016

12 May 2016

Sergei Lebedev, 1934-2016

12 April 2016

Lord Dervaird 1935 – 2015

13 January 2016

Judith Kaye 1938 – 2016

08 January 2016

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