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Full time International Arbitrator.

Dominic practises in a wide range of industry sectors.

He specialises in banking and finance, including project finance.

Professional Memberships

Solicitor of the Superior Courts, England & Wales (admitted 1989)

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member, International Chamber of Commerce

Panel Arbitrator at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Panel Arbitrator on the specialist Financial Services Disputes Panel of HKIAC

Panel Arbitrator at the BVI International Arbitration Centre


1989-2021- Rowe & Maw, London

1996- 2021 - Partner, Rowe & Maw, London

2021-2024 - Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (later, Mayer Brown), London and Paris

2024 -2007 - Practising on sole account, London (to develop arbitrator's career)

2007-the present - Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, London

Former member of the ICC's International Arbitration and ADR Commission (1999-2022). Member of various task forces of that commission, including for the revision of the ICC Rules and the taking of witness evidence.


Securing Evidence for Foreign Arbitrations IALR Vol 1 Issue 6 1998

Prell. Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters 1999 (contributed a chapter)

Tolly. Pension Law Handbook 1999 (contributed a chapter)

Restraining Foreign Proceedings Pursued in Breach of an Agreement to Arbitrate in England IALR Vol 2 Issue 5-6 1999

English Courts and ADR – Policy and Practice since April 1999 (Part 1) European Business Law Review June 2003

English Courts and ADR – Policy and Practice since April 1999 (Part 2) European Business Law Review January 2005

Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Civil Courts – a very British type of justice – the legacy of the Woolf Reforms in 2022 – (with Debbie De Girolamo) Amicus Curiae Vol 4 No 1 (2022): Series 2

Most recently, Dominic is cited in

Alexander Herman: The Parthenon Marbles Dispute. Institute of Art & Law 2023


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