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List of Members

Prince Bola Ajibola (Nigeria)

President and Judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (Washington D.C and London); Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Arbitrator/Commissioner, Eritrea / Ethiopia Boundary Commission. Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration. Vice-Chairman of the International Court of Justice in The Hague between 1991-1994

Professor Ziya Akinci (Turkey)

Senior Partner, Akinci Law Office, Istanbul. Turkey. Professor of Private International Law, Galatasaray University, Istanbul. Professor Akinci’s experience as Arbitrator, Counsel and Expert has included acting in ICSID, ICC, and ad hoc arbitrations in major international disputes involving parties from around the globe.

David Anderson (U.K.)

Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, 1996-2005. Listed as an arbitrator under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea with effect from 2005. Leader of UK delegations for maritime boundary negotiations 1982 – 1996.

Harry L. Arkin (U.S.A.)

Lawyer. Has served as sole and panel arbitrator or advocate in various domestic and international trade association, institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in the U.S. and worldwide. Serves as a mediator in commercial and construction cases as well as special counsel to law firms involved in arbitration, mediation and conciliation proceedings. U.S. State Department appointee to the NAFTA Committee on Private Commercial Disputes.

Markham Ball (U.S.A)

Counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations and mediations under AAA, ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and other rules, in United States, England, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Mediator under rules of CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; and ad hoc. Formerly in practice in international law firms in Washington, DC: Holland & Knight LLP; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Wald Harkrader & Ross; Covington & Burling.

Andrew Berkeley (UK)

With a background in the oil industry, Andrew Berkeley has now practised as an international commercial arbitrator for twelve years in significant international disputes: both ad hoc and under the rules of institutions such as the American Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.

Giovanni De Berti (Italy)

Giovanni De Berti is a lawyer in practice in Milan. He has acted as attorney, party appointed arbitrator, sole arbitrator and president of arbitration tribunals in proceedings under the Rules of various arbitral bodies including the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the European Court of Arbitration and the Milan Chamber of National and International Arbitration. He is an internationally accredited mediator and has acted as mediator and attorney in institutional and ad hoc mediation proceedings.

Lawrence G S BOO (Singapore)

Deputy Chairman, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and District Judge, Singapore. Sat as arbitrator in more than 160 commercial disputes (more than 70% international arbitrations). Conducted arbitrations both locally and abroad under institutional rules of the ICC, SIAC, China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ad hoc arbitrations. Has mediated over 60 disputes.

David Branson (U.S.A)

Lawyer. Associate and Partner, White & Case 1978-85. Partner, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler 1985-96. Partner Wallace King Domike & Branson, Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 2006. Director, ADR Center, International Law Institute, Washington D.C. Has served as Vice-Chair of the arbitration committees of both the ABA and the International Bar Association. David Branson has represented major multinational clients in arbitral forums around the world.

Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid (Lebanon)

Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid is the founder and managing partner of the Obeid Law Firm, Beirut. She is an attorney, a professor of law and an arbitrator. She regularly serves as counsel and as sole arbitrator, party - appointed arbitrator and chairman of international arbitral tribunals conducted in Arabic, French and English under the rules of the ICC and other international arbitration institutions. She has acted in ad hoc arbitrations, including arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules.

Anthony Connerty (U.K)

Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator and Accredited Mediator in practice in London. Counsel / arbitrator in major international commercial arbitrations in multi-million U.S. dollar claims – ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, Stockholm, LME and ad hoc (including arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules). Member of various international arbitration /mediation panels including the AAA/ ICDR, CIETAC, BAC, WIPO and HKIAC. Counsel and Mediator in domestic and international mediations.

Dr. Nabil Elaraby (Egypt)

Director of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration. Dr Elaraby’s past and present posts in the diplomatic, judicial and legal fields include: President of the UN Security Council; Vice-President of the UN General Assembly; Ambassador to India; Judge, International Court of Justice; Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; Member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators; chairman and arbitrator in various significant arbitrations worldwide.

John Fellas (U.S.A.)

John Fellas is a partner in the New York office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, and is Co-Chair of the Arbitration Practice and Co-Chair of the International Practice. He is a member of the New York Bar and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He practices in the fields of international arbitration, litigation and mediation, and has been retained to act as an expert witness on U.S. law in proceedings in other jurisdictions. His numerous articles on international arbitration and related topics have been published in journals internationally. He has spoken at conferences around the world.

Ulf Franke (Sweden)

Ulf Franke is the former Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, a post that he held for 30 years. He now works full time as an arbitrator in large complex international arbitrations. He has served as an arbitrator in a number of countries including China, the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Hungary, Finland and Sweden. His international consultancy work has included assignments as an expert in the Russian Federation, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Bolivia, Laos, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.

Johan Gernandt (Sweden)

Consultant, Advokatfirman Vinge KB. Chairman of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the General Council of the Swedish Central Bank. Has acted as Counsel and Arbitrator in a large number of international arbitrations (mainly East-West) under the rules of several institutes. Panel member of various international arbitral institutions including Beijing, Moscow and Kiev.

Arthur Harverd (U.K)

Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Member of various arbitration panels including the Hong Kong and Dubai International Arbitration Centres, WIPO, and AAA. Appointed as arbitrator on about 700 occasions since 1983 to determine UK and international disputes in various areas including franchising, investment and financial services, insurance and loss of profits claims, joint ventures, commercial contracts, and manufacturing.

Tjaco van den Hout

Tjaco van den Hout joined the Dutch diplomatic service in 1975 and served at different posts in Africa, Asia and the U.S. after which he returned to the Foreign Ministry in The Hague where he was appointed Under Secretary (Deputy Permanent Secretary). He was Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for 9 years. He is currently director of the Advanced Programme in Law and Economics and visiting professor at the Riga Graduate School of Law where he teaches public international law.

H.E. Ambassador Dr. Wafik Kamil (Egypt)

Former Assistant to the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations in Geneva, and now Secretary General of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO). Almost all the major States from Asia and Africa are presently Members of AALCO. Four Regional International Commercial Arbitration Centres have been established under the auspices of AALCO in Cairo, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos and Tehran.

Professor Joongi Kim (Korea)

Professor of Yonsei Law School, Yonsei University, Korea. Associate Dean, Office of International Affairs at Yonsei University. Member New York State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Experience as sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in disputes under the Rules of the ICC, KCAB, HKIAC and LMAA. Mediation experience as Counsel and Mediator. Expert in Court hearings in the United States and the United Kingdom. Author published worldwide and speaker at international conferences. Languages: English, Korean, Japanese (reading proficiency), Chinese (characters).

Alexander Sergeevich Komarov (Russia)

International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Moscow, President (since 1993); Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Moscow, Head of Private Law Chair, Professor, (since 1988);USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade, Deputy General Counsel (1985-1988). Arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings (institutional and ad hoc) in Moscow, Paris, Stockholm, London, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Sofia, Kiev, Geneva, and Zürich.

Professor Dr. Ahmed El Kosheri (Egypt)

Lawyer. Former ad hoc judge at the International Court of Justice, a Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) since 1986, and Vice-President of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration since 1998. Serves on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and of Arbitrators.

Philippe Leboulanger (France)

Attorney and Lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Paris. Has acted as chairman, sole arbitrator, and member of numerous international arbitration tribunals in proceedings - both institutional and ad hoc - in areas including State contracts, construction disputes, and investment cases.

Professor A.F.M. Maniruzzaman (Bangladesh)

He is Chair in International Law and International Business Law, School of Law, University of Portsmouth, U.K; Honorary Professorial Fellow, Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee and Visiting Professor of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing. He has acted as an expert / counsel in some high-profile ICSID and ICC cases and also as an international legal consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat (HQ), governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and multinational law firms.

Judge Thomas Mensah (UK / Ghana)

Thomas Mensah was the first President of the United Nations International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, Germany (ITLOS). His contribution to the maritime field was formally recognised in May 1998 when he was inducted into the Maritime Hall of Fame in New York: his nomination was presented by Kofi Annan, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. Judge Mensah sat as President of the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague in proceedings initiated under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in Ireland v. United Kingdom (The “MOX Plant Case”). In 2010, Judge Mensah was appointed to the Tribunal in the arbitral proceedings concerning the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Bangladesh and the Republic of India. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) acts as Registry in this arbitration. Judge Mensah has also been appointed as a Judgead hoc in the delimitation case between Bangladesh and Myanmar before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg.

Loukas Mistelis (Greece/UK)

Loukas Mistelis is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is Director of the School of International Arbitration. He teaches on the International Commercial Law, International Commercial Litigation and ADR courses. Loukas is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution. His substantial arbitration experience covers ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, Swiss Chambers and Moscow cases.

Professor Marc-André Renold (Switzerland)

Marc-André Renold is Professor of art and cultural heritage law at the University of Geneva, Director of the Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva, and holder of the UNESCO Chair on "The International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage". He is an Attorney-at-law, a Member of the Geneva Bar, and a partner in Wenger Plattner, Geneva. His areas of practice include art and cultural heritage law. He heads the IDR Group's Art Law Section.

William K. Slate II (USA)

William K. Slate II is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Arbitration Association. He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, the Third and Fourth Federal Circuits, and the Virginia State Courts. In 2005 he was elected to ICCA- the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. Mr. Slate has been a featured speaker at many business, judicial, and legal conferences and colloquia worldwide, and has been widely published in professional publications: 68 articles and book chapters.

John Tackaberry QC (UK)

John Tackaberry has undertaken a wide range of work in the fields of arbitration, advocacy, mediation, adjudication and DRB. As well as work in the UK, he has a great deal of expertise in international disputes throughout Europe, the USA, the West Indies, Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India and South America. He is a member of, or has been admitted to the Bars of California, Ireland, Hong Kong (ad hoc), Malaysia (ad hoc) and New South Wales and is heavily involved in ICC arbitrations. He has written and contributed to many books and conferences.

Professor Tang Houzhi (China)

Honorary Vice Chairman of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Vice Chairman of the Beijing Conciliation Centre. Professor Tang has experience as sole or presiding arbitrator in over 200 international cases including arbitration under the Rules of CIETAC, HKIAC, KCAB, the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, and under the Rules of international commercial arbitration centres in Australia, British Columbia, Poland, Mauritius, and Slovenia.

Charles Verrill (U.S.A)

Charles Verrill is a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Wiley Rein LLP. He is a leader in the field of international trade law and policy and acts as Counsel in international arbitration, including proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has been appointed to the NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster by the U.S. Trade Representative.Mr Verrill is President of the International Law Institute, Washington D.C

Professor Don Wallace (U.S.A)

Professor Don Wallace is Chairman, International Law Institute, Washington D.C. He is Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center. He has been the head of the International Law Institute since 1970. Among his many posts he was the Regional Legal Advisor for the Middle East and Deputy Assistant General Counsel to AID in the Department of State from 1962-66. Professor Wallace specializes in the fields of international law and foreign affairs, and currently teaches Constitutional Aspects of Foreign Affairs.

Jane Willems (France)

Lawyer, admitted to Paris and Californian Bars. Former Partner, Lazareff & Associés, Paris and former Associate SCP J.C. Goldsmith & Associés, Paris. Counsel, Arbitrator, and secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitration proceedings: ICC, LCIA and ad hoc - including State contracts in construction disputes in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Visiting Law Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong in Arbitration Law.

Xing Xiusong (China)

Lawyer. Arbitrator on the panel of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Acted in arbitration proceedings before various international arbitration institutions – CIETAC (over 100 cases); Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (10 cases); ICC Court of International Arbitration; American Arbitration Association (AAA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center; and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association.

Yu Jianlong (China)

Mr Yu Jianlong is the Vice-Chairman and Secretary General of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). His other posts include the Vice–Chairmanship of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG); the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI); and the China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL).Mr Yu is a Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).