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Zachary Douglas

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders

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The "terrific" Zachary Douglas QC of Matrix Chambers has international renown for presiding over ICSID, ICC and LCIA tribunals. Based in London, Douglas is regularly sought out to sit on matters located throughout the Europe, Asia and US markets.
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Public International Law: Most in Demand Arbitrators - Global Market Leaders

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Sources confirm that Zachary Douglas QC of Matrix Chambers is "absolutely one of the best international arbitrators you could get." He has a strong profile in the PIL field and is particularly noted for his expertise in investment treaty arbitration.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 2

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Zachary Douglas QC
Possesses a wealth of expertise in international disputes, having appeared before various arbitral tribunals governed by the rules of many major arbitral institutions, such as the SCC, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and ICSID. Being fluent in Russian and French, he is experienced in carrying out arbitrations in both of these languages. His cases are often precedent-setting and at the cutting edge of the law.
Strengths: "The hallmark of any good advocate is whether they can cross-examine a witness effectively and his abilities need to be seen to be believed!"
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Public International Law: The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 2

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Zachary Douglas QC
A fluent Russian speaker and an expert in international human rights cases, investment treaty work and inter-state boundary disputes. He also takes appointments as arbitrator.
Strengths: "A bright academic mind." "He's very quick and always comes up with sensible ideas. He's an extremely clear and experienced arbitrator in investment arbitration."
Recent work: Acted as lead counsel for the claimant in a dispute relating to the expropriation of Ukrainian investments in Crimea upon Russia's annexation.
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