Obituaries

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

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

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