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.

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.

Tom Christopherson (U.K.)

Tom Christopherson is a solicitor, legal consultant at Bonhams auctioneers and a consultant lecturer at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. He is a member of PAIM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market) and a trustee for the Company of Arts Scholars Charitable Trust and the Rolls Building Art and Education Trust. Tom is a member of the IDR Group’s Art Law Section.

Michelangelo Cicogna (Italy)

Michelangelo Cicogna is a partner at De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Milan. His practice is mainly focused on Arbitration and ADR, Litigation, Compliance and Employment law. He has acted as counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration, the Madrid Arbitration Court, the Chamber of Arbitration of Bucharest, Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC), Lebanon Chamber of Arbitration and MKAS in Moscow. His cases involved handling numerous complex arbitrations and included multi-party disputes and parallel proceedings. He also regularly serves as mediator in international and domestic mediations.

James Clanchy (UK)

Arbitrator in independent practice (www.jamesclanchy.com). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Part-time professional support lawyer at LexisNexis UK, London, on Lexis®PSL Arbitration

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 Chambers 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 AAA/ ICDR, CIETAC and WIPO. Counsel and Mediator in domestic and international mediations. Has acted in international arbitrations and mediations in Beijing, Lagos, London, New York, Singapore, Stockholm and Washington.

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 an independent arbitrator with over three decades of experience in international dispute resolution. Until December 2020 he was a partner and co-chair of the International Arbitration group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, where he practiced for over 30 years. He has acted as counsel and has served as co-arbitrator, chair or sole arbitrator in arbitrations all over the world, under all the major arbitration rules, and across a range of sectors.

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.

Thomas D. Halket (U.S.A)

Thomas D. Halket, FCIArb, C. Arb, is an Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator, Mediator and Professor of Law based in New York. He is a former President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,  a Fellow of Chartered Institute, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators,  a member of "Tech List" (Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center),  a member of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a GAR listed arbitrator and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators (London), among other distinctions. A former partner at two major international law firms, he has over 30 years’ ADR experience as neutral or counsel in international and domestic complex commercial arbitrations and mediations.

Arthur Harverd (U.K)

Arthur is a London based independent chartered accountant and chartered arbitrator, previously having been a senior partner in the City of London firm of Hacker Young chartered accountants. He has been appointed as arbitrator on over 750 occasions covering disputes in the commercial, financial services, insurance and accountancy areas and the financial aspects of professional sport. He was awarded an MBE for services to arbitration in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List.

Judge Albert J. Hoffmann (South Africa)

Judge Hoffmann was elected as President of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in October 2020. He has been a member of the Tribunal since 1 October 2005. Re-elected October 2014. Vice-President of the Tribunal 2011-2014. President of the Seabed Disputes Chamber 2017-2020.

Tjaco van den Hout (The Netherlands)

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.

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.

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.

Dr Corinne Nguyen

Dr Corinne Nguyen, PH.D (Paris), LL.M (Birmingham). Attorney at Law, Avocat au Barreau de Paris, France. Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Paris Ouest-Nanterre La Défense (2004- )

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.

Hon. Justice Edward Torgbor

Hon. Justice Edward Torgbor, CA, FCIArb, LLD, formerly Judge of the High Court of Kenya. Advocate of the Supreme Court of Zambia, Attorney at Law, Ghana. Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) African Users’ Council. Professor of Law Stellenbosch University (2005 – 2008). Many years’ experience in the legal, judicial and academic fields, and in dispute resolution. Formerly a barrister in England, he is currently a Specialist International and Chartered Arbitrator and Mediator based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot, SAN (Nigeria)

Dorothy is the Managing Partner and Founder, Dorothy Ufot & Co, Lagos, Nigeria. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989 and admitted as Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 2009. She has practical experience in both Institutional and ad hoc Arbitration having been appointed as an Arbitrator by various arbitral institutions, Federal Government Parastatals, State Governments, major multinational oil corporations and private and public Limited Liability Companies. The types of arbitration disputes include domestic and international construction projects in relation to Oil & Gas, Energy, LNG, Infrastructure Development Projects, Dredging Contracts, Telecommunications, Financial Services and Capital Market disputes. The value of the disputes ranges from Four Billion Naira to USD 3.2 Billion.

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

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab (Egypt)

Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab is a Founding Partner and Head of the International Arbitration, Construction, Oil & Gas and Projects Groups of Zulficar & Partners, Cairo. He has served as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator, Party Appointed Arbitrator, and Counsel in excess of 190 cases involving parties from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Canada, and the United States. He has appeared in cases under the auspices of the AAA, AAA-BCDR, CRCICA, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC,SIAC, as well as in ad hoc UNCITRAL proceedings.

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 Secretary General of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) and former Secretary General of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). His other posts include: Vice-Chairman of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC); Vice-Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG); Vice-Chairman of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI); Vice-Chairman of the China Academy of Arbitration Law (CAAL). He is a member of the Governing Board of ICCA, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and is a Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).