Premium article - April 13, 2017
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. Delaume died in Arizona on 16 December, at the age of 95. Originally from Paris, he had lived in the US for 57 years. Nassib Ziadé, CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution and a former acting secretary...
Premium article - February 13, 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. "Sir Eli" died on 8 February in Cambridge, where his father Hersch Lauterpacht and he were international law academics for, together, nearly 80 years. Combining academia with practice, Lauterpacht...
Premium article - August 22, 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. As Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from 1986 to 1998 - sitting in the precursor of the UK Supreme Court, the House of Lords - Lord Goff judged the famous Spycatcher case and Lloyd's negligence litigation. He also pushed medical law into new territory, by ruling, in one of many cases arising...
Premium article - July 28, 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. The Caribbean lawyer was a judge of the Hamburg-based tribunal, which resolves disputes over the interpretation and application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, from its establishment in 1996 to 2014. He heard many of the 25 cases submitted to the tribunal to date and served as...
Premium article - May 12, 2016
Robert von Mehren, a pioneer of international arbitration and mentor of leading figures in the field, has died at the age of 93.
Premium article - April 12, 2016
A leading light of Russia's international arbitration community for many decades, Sergei Lebedev, has died in Moscow aged 81.
Premium article - January 13, 2016
Lord Dervaird, an international arbitrator and leading proponent of arbitration in Scotland, has died aged 80.
Premium article - January 08, 2016
Judith Kaye, the first female chief justice of New York who went on to become a disputes specialist at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and chair of the New York International Arbitration Centre, has died aged 77.
Premium article - December 16, 2015
Justice Florentino Feliciano of the Philippines, one of Asia's most distinguished international jurists and a well-known ICSID arbitrator, has died at the age of 87.
Premium article - September 08, 2015
Arthur Marriott QC, a leading arbitration specialist and the most recent winner of GAR's lifetime achievement award, has died aged 72.