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Global Leader

Mediation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Elizabeth Birch is “a senior figure” who is “very active” in the mediation space. She enjoys an “excellent reputation” among clients seeking commercial dispute resolution in a range of sectors.

Biography

Elizabeth Birch (FCIArb, 1993) is a chartered arbitrator (1998) and a qualified mediator (QDR, 1995) with a diploma in international commercial arbitration (distinction) from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1998). She is a senior mediator (advanced mediator training, MATA, 2005) and a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), California. She is certified by IMI and SIMI for cross-border disputes and a member of the prestigious Lamport Hall Group.

Elizabeth has practised full-time as an international arbitrator and mediator since 2003, handling a wide variety of international cases (practised at the English Commercial Bar, 1980–2003), specialising in maritime law, international trade and transportation, insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas, energy, international finance and banking, joint ventures, distributorship and franchise, information technology and telecommunications, and all types of commercial and international disputes. Cases frequently involve complex issues, disputes with an international flavour and high-value disputes. Many involve technical issues.

Elizabeth has extensive experience in arbitration, having sat as arbitrator since 1992, in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration. She receives regular appointments from the main international institutions, and has been appointed both as sole arbitrator and on panels of three, frequently as presiding arbitrator or chairperson.

Elizabeth has sat as a mediator since 1996. She has successfully conducted a substantial number of mediations in commercial and cross-border disputes including high value, technical and multi-party. She is a panel member of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SMC/SIMC ) and CPR (New York) for distinguished international mediators. She is recommended in Chambers (1998–) and The Legal 500 (2015–).

National Leader

UK Bar - Mediation - Juniors 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Elizabeth Birch is an excellent mediator with an outstanding international reputation and significant expertise in contentious maritime proceedings.

Biography

Elizabeth Birch (FCIArb, 1993) is a chartered arbitrator (1998) and a qualified mediator (QDR, 1995) with a diploma in international commercial arbitration (distinction) from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1998). She is a senior mediator (advanced mediator training, MATA, 2005) and a distinguished fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM), California. She is certified by IMI and SIMI for cross-border disputes and a member of the prestigious Lamport Hall Group.

Elizabeth has practised full-time as an international arbitrator and mediator since 2003, handling a wide variety of international cases (practised at the English Commercial Bar, 1980–2003), specialising in maritime law, international trade and transportation, insurance and reinsurance, oil and gas, energy, international finance and banking, joint ventures, distributorship and franchise, information technology and telecommunications, and all types of commercial and international disputes. Cases frequently involve complex issues, disputes with an international flavour and high-value disputes. Many involve technical issues.

Elizabeth has extensive experience in arbitration, having sat as arbitrator since 1992, in both institutional and ad hoc arbitration. She receives regular appointments from the main international institutions, and has been appointed both as sole arbitrator and on panels of three, frequently as presiding arbitrator or chairperson.

Elizabeth has sat as a mediator since 1996. She has successfully conducted a substantial number of mediations in commercial and cross-border disputes including high value, technical and multi-party. She is a panel member of Singapore International Mediation Centre (SMC/SIMC ) and CPR (New York) for distinguished international mediators. She is recommended in Chambers (1998–) and The Legal 500 (2015–).

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