Jernej Sekolec (1948), PhD, LLM, a national of Slovenia, based in Vienna, Austria, where he works full-time as an arbitrator in independent practice. Between 2001 and 2008 he was the secretary of UNCITRAL and director of the international trade law division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs. Prior to that he was a member of the UNCITRAL secretariat and professor of commercial law at Maribor University, Slovenia. Between 2008 and 2013 he served as a court member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and from 2010 to 2013 as its vice president.
He has acted as chairman or a tribunal member in numerous arbitration cases (ad hoc; LCIA; ICC; VIAC; SCC Stockholm; ICSID; Helsinki AI; PCA – The Hague; Foreign Trade Arbitration, Belgrade; Ljubljana Arbitration Centre). His native language is Slovenian. His cases have been in areas such as governmental concessions, privatisations, industrial cooperation, BIT-based investment disputes, gas and energy, banking, investment and partnerships, transport, construction and intergovernmental disputes. He works mostly in English. In his work he also uses Serbian, Croatian, Spanish, German and French.
Occasionally he teaches arbitration law. His membership in professional bodies include the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; advisory board, Heidelberg Center for International Dispute Resolution; academic council, European Centre for Peace and Development, Belgrade; governing board, Willem C Vis International Arbitration Moot, Vienna; board of trustees, Global Legal Information Network, US Library of Congress; editorial board, Arbitration practice, Ljubljana; editorial board, International Business Law, Ljubljana; and editorial board, Yearbook of Comparative Law, law faculty, Ljubljana.
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