Constantin Calavros is Professor Emeritus of Civil Procedure and Arbitration. He is widely regarded as a leading authority in these fields. His extensive writings on arbitration include, amongst others, a contemporary treatise on UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as incorporated in the Greek legal order by virtue of Law no. 2735/1999 as well as a treatise on the grounds and proceedings for setting aside arbitral awards in domestic and international commercial arbitration. He is editor in chief of the Arbitration Law Review and of the Hellenic Review of Civil Procedure Law. He is also the managing partner at Calavros Law Firm, Filios· Babiniotis· Kloukinas leading the Firm's litigation and arbitration practice for more than 40 years. Apart from his extensive practice of arbitration in said capacity, he is regularly appointed as sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in numerous ad hoc or institutional arbitrations.
Alexander G. Fessas is the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.
As Secretary General, he is responsible for the operational management and coordination of the ICC Court's Secretariat and other dispute resolution services in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Sao Paolo and Singapore.
He joined the Secretariat in late 2011 and held consecutive positions in three case management teams, of which two as counsel. Prior to his appointment as Secretary General, he was the Secretariat's Managing Counsel over a three-year term.
He read law at the University of Athens, Greece having specialized in international commercial transactions and conflict of laws.
Prior to joining the ICC Court, he practised as counsel out of Athens where he established a sole practice in 2008. He was previously an associate at an Athens-based law firm. During the same period, he was also the editor-in-chief of the Revue hellénique de droit international.
He is admitted to the Athens Bar and speaks English, French and Greek.
Georgios has a broad practice covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organizations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes, including the largest maritime delimitation case to date in the International Court of Justice (Peru v Chile), the ground-breaking “Black Economic Empowerment” case before ICSID (Foresti and ors v South Africa), and some of the most critical cases in the European energy industry in the past decade. His recent experience includes successfully leading a team for Mytilineos Holdings in its UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitration with the Republic of Serbia, obtaining a multi-million dollar award.
He was formerly the head of the Paris arbitration team, and public international law group, of a leading international firm and has published extensively on international law and international arbitration, including the well-known monograph Procedural Law in International Arbitration, and is the co-author, with Jan Paulsson, of UNCITRAL Arbitration.
Georgios has represented a Member State at UNCITRAL since 2007; is a visiting professor at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg in Switzerland; and the current rapporteur of the International Law Association International Arbitration Committee. He holds graduate degrees, including a doctorate, from Oxford, as well as degrees from Strasbourg and Athens.
He is recognised by Legal 500 (EMEA) as a “Leading Individual” in International arbitration. Sources also note that he “demonstrates long-standing expertise in public international law, with a broad practice covering investment treaty, commercial and inter-state disputes [and] is recognised for his knowledge of procedures in international arbitration.”
Christoph Müller has been a full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland) teaching specific contracts, torts, comparative and European private law and contract drafting since 2006. From 2014 to 2016, he was the dean of the Faculty of Law. From 2016 to 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge (UK). In 1995, he graduated from the University of Neuchâtel and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1997. In 2000, he obtained an LL.M. from Columbia University (New York) with honours and in 2002, he obtained a juris doctor degree with a summa cum laude distinction. Since 1995, he has acted as arbitrator and expert in over 150 arbitrations (ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, WIPO, TAS, ad hoc, etc.), mainly as chairman. He is a member of the Arbitration Court (and of the Court Special Committee) under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. He is also a member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and a member of the panel of arbitrators of the ICC Switzerland. Furthermore, he is a Founding Member and Head Lecturer of the Swiss Arbitration Academy as well as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Stavros Brekoulakis is a Professor in International Arbitration at Queen Mary University London and a Member of 3 Verulam Buildings at Gray's Inn. He holds several public appointments including being member of LCIA Court, the ICC Commission, Co-Chair of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding, while his academic work includes the leading publications on Third Parties in International Arbitration, Arbitrability, ICCA-Queen Mary Report on Third Party Funding and Guide to Construction Arbitration and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews.
Stavros is a widely acknowledged authority in international arbitration, regularly named as a Thought Leader by Who's Who Legal being described as “standing out as a first-rate arbitrator and academic; an expert in construction and commercial disputes who is regularly engaged in matters arising out of major infrastructure projects around the world” and as “very thorough and professional” and “held in the highest regard”. He has been shortlisted for the “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” Award of the Global Arbitration Review in 2016 and 2017. Stavros has been appointed in more than 35 arbitrations, as chairman, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator with a particular expertise in arbitrations concerning major construction and complex infrastructure, energy and natural resources projects.
Audley Sheppard is a Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group at Clifford Chance LLP, based in London.
He specializes in the resolution of major disputes arising out of infrastructure and energy projects, and international trade and investment. He also sits as an arbitrator.
He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2015.
Audley is Chairman of the LCIA Board.
He is also a Visiting Professor, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, London.
He is a former: Vice-President of the LCIA Court; Member of the ICC Court; Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee; and Rapporteur of the ILA Arbitration Committee.
Publications include: ‘Res judicata and estoppel’ in "Parallel State and Arbitral Procedures in International Arbitration“ (ICC, 2005).
Audley attended Victoria University, NZ (LLB, BComm) and Cambridge, England (LLM).
He has New Zealand and Ireland nationality.