Nigel Blackaby is a partner and head of the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington DC. Nigel acts as counsel and arbitrator with a particular focus on Latin America. He has represented foreign investors and states in arbitration proceedings under the auspices of the ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Nigel is an editor of Arbitration International, a council member of the LCIA Latin America
Users' Committee and of the Advisory Board of the Investment Treaty Forum of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. He is editor and co-author of International Arbitration in Latin America (2003), a co-author of A Guide to ICSID Arbitration (2004) and a co-author of the fourth
edition of Redfern & Hunter on International Commercial Arbitration (2004). He is an occasional postgraduate lecturer in arbitration at the University of Paris I - Sorbonne.
Constantine Partasides QC is founding partner of Three Crowns LLP, a specialist international arbitration firm with offices in London, Paris and Washington DC. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in approximately fifty ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, including under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, AAA and ICSID. In recent years, Constantine has specialised in arbitrations in the energy sector arising under contracts and investment treaties. Constantine co-authored the fourth edition of
'Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration', he is the news editor of the Journal International Arbitration Law Review, and a council-member of the LCIA's European Users Council.
Alan Redfern is a member of One Essex Court Chambers. He has acted as chairman, sole arbitrator or party-nominated arbitrator in numerous disputes, including ad hoc arbitrations, as well as those conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and under the leading arbitral regimes, including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, AAA and ICDR. Alan is a vice-president of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is also a non-executive director of the London
Court of International Arbitration. He is on the international panel of the American Arbitration Association and of arbitral institutions in Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.
Professor Martin Hunter is a Professor of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Law School and a member of One Essex Court Chambers. He has acted as an advocate, sole arbitrator or as chairman or member of tribunals of three arbitrators on many occasions. These include AAA, CDP, JCAA, ICC, LCIA. NAFTA, NAI and SIAC arbitrations, as well as arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other types of ad hoc arbitration. He was the chairman of the ICC Arbitration Commission's
Working Group on Dissenting Opinions and Interim and Partial Awards (1985-89) and deputy chairman of the United Kingdom Department of Trade and Industry Committee on arbitration law (1990-97).
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