THE IDR GROUP® is a small group of international dispute resolution specialists. The membership is made up of arbitrators, lawyers and other professionals from a number of countries around the world. They are qualified and experienced in international commercial arbitration and other dispute resolution processes.

The objectives of the Group are three-fold:

-to provide a forum for the study of international dispute resolution in its various forms;

-to provide for the collegial exchange of knowledge and views amongst members;

-to give members enhanced visibility within the wider international dispute resolution community.

The Group has a wide geographical spread, with members in countries around the world: Bangladesh, China, Egypt, France, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Korea, Lebanon, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The experience of the Group reaches into the State level of international dispute resolution – members have sat as Judges and Arbitrators in the International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and in the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg.

In addition to experience in the ICJ, the PCA and ITLOS, members of this group of independent international arbitrators and practitioners sit as arbitrators and / or act as advocates in the world’s major commercial centres – including Beijing, Cairo, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Paris, The Hague, Stockholm, Vienna and Washington.

Members have experience in international arbitrations conducted in those cities under the Rules of various institutions including the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), the LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), SCC (Stockholm Chamber of Commerce), CIETAC (the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission), ICDR (the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the international section of the American Arbitration Association), ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in Washington D.C.) and various other arbitration institutions. Members also have experience in ad hoc arbitrations (including arbitrations conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules).

Members’ experience reaches into the commercial and banking fields: one example is Stockholm lawyer Johan Gernandt who was Chairman of the General Council of the Swedish Central Bank as well as being the former Chairman of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Panel of Consultants
Connected to the Group is a separate Panel of Consultants: university professors and other professionals who may not be in practice as lawyers or arbitrators, but who are experts in fields relevant to international dispute resolution – and are available to assist the Members of the Group and their clients. The Consultants include experts in areas such as petroleum, mining, metals, commercial crime – and international affairs: Lord Anderson of Swansea chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, and now sits on an equivalent body in the House of Lords.

London Base
The Group is based at The International Dispute Resolution Centre:

1 Paternoster Lane, St Paul’s, London EC4M 7BQ, U.K.

Established in 2000, and located overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral, IDRC is one of the world’s leading global facilities for arbitrations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution: see the IDRC’s website at www.idrc.co.uk

Nature of the Group
THE IDR GROUP® is not an arbitral institution. It does not have a set of arbitration rules, and does not appoint arbitrators.

The Group is a not–for–profit organisation. Members do not share fees with each other or with the Consultants.

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