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Loukas Mistelis

Loukas Mistelis
School of International Arbitration
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Loukas Mistelis is director of the School of International Arbitration and the Clive Schmitthoff professor of transnational commercial law and arbitration at Queen Mary University of London. He teaches international commercial arbitration; international trade and investment dispute settlement; international commercial litigation; and ADR on the LLM programme. He was also the secretary of the advisory council of the Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG–AC) from 2001 to 2007 and is the coordinator of the Queen Mary Case Translation Programme, part of an award-winning database (

Professor Mistelis was educated in Greece (LLB, Athens 1991); France (certificate in international and comparative human rights, IIHR, Strasbourg, 1990); Germany (MLE, 1992, and Dr iuris, 1998, at Hanover Law School, Germany); and Japan (certificate in Japanese international trade law, Keio University Law School, Tokyo, 1998). He has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1993, and has guest-lectured at many universities including Hamburg, Hamline, Keio, Lisbon, Maastricht, Roma III, LUISS, NYU, NUS, Pepperdine, PUC São Paolo, Sciences Po and Warsaw. He is fluent in English, German and Greek, has a good knowledge of French and a basic knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish.

He is chairman of the court at the Cyprus Eurasia Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Centre (CEDRAC). He has been on the ICSID panel of arbitrators since January 2014, as well as on the panels of many other arbitral institutions including JCAA, KLRCA and CAM-CCBC. His wide arbitration experience covers ad hoc and ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, Swiss Chambers, SCC and Moscow cases. Parties in these cases have been from Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, BVI, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Korea, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Nigeria, Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, UK and the US. Subject matters have included foreign investment, sales contracts, share purchase agreements, distribution agreements, infrastructure and construction agreements, counter-trade, mining, media, natural resources and oil and gas transactions. He acts mainly as an arbitrator but also as a counsel and expert witness in arbitration proceedings.

His publications (in English, German, Greek and Russian) include six innovative empirical surveys on corporate attitudes towards dispute resolution (2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015), more than 60 refereed articles and 13 books, including Mandatory Rules of Law in International Arbitration (2010); Concise International Arbitration (2015); The Role of Arbitration in Shipping (2016); Arbitrability in International Arbitration (2008); Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration (2006); Commercial Law: Perspectives and Practice (2006); Comparative International Commercial Arbitration (2003); and Foundations and Perspectives of International Trade Law (2001). He is also the editor of the World Arbitration Reporter – The International Encyclopedia of Arbitration Law and Practice (2010). He is member of the editorial boards of Arbitration International, the International Journal of Arab Arbitration, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Global Arbitration Review, and is general editor of the Oxford International Arbitration series and of European Investment Law and Arbitration Review

WWL says: Loukas Mistelis is an eminent authority and prominent name in the field known for his "wonderful breadth of knowledge and expertise" and "personable manner".

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