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The International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Europe-wide.

Rankings overview for Individuals

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Band 3
  1. Andrew Foyle One Essex Court6 Years Ranked
  2. Dame Elizabeth Gloster KC One Essex Court2 Years Ranked
  3. David Neuberger One Essex Court2 Years Ranked
  4. Elliott Geisinger
    Elliott Geisinger Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd19 Years Ranked
  5. Gabrielle Nater-Bass
    Gabrielle Nater-Bass Homburger17 Years Ranked
  6. Hamid G Gharavi
    Hamid G Gharavi Derains & Gharavi17 Years Ranked
  7. Julian D. M. Lew KC Twenty Essex17 Years Ranked
  8. Pascal Hollander Hanotiau & Van den Berg19 Years Ranked
  9. Siegfried H. Elsing Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe20 Years Ranked
  10. Wendy J Miles KC Twenty Essex16 Years Ranked
  11. Xavier Favre-Bulle
    Xavier Favre-Bulle Lenz & Staehelin18 Years Ranked
  12. Andreas ReinerARP Andreas Reiner & Partners
  13. Charles PoncetPoncet SARL
  14. Christopher Greenwood KCEssex Court Chambers
  15. Daniel HochstrasserDaniel Hochstrasser AG
  16. David AriasArias SLP
  17. Deva VillanúaDevarb
  18. Eva KalninaArbitration Chambers
  19. Inka HanefeldHanefeld Rechtsanwälte
  20. Joe Smouha KCEssex Court Chambers
  21. Olivier CaprasseCaprasse Arbitration
  22. Pierre-Yves TschanzTschanz Arbitration
  23. Sébastien BessonLévy Kaufmann-Kohler
  24. Thomas ClayClay Arbitration
  25. Zachary Douglas KC3 Verulam Buildings

All Individuals profiles

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Band 1
  1. 1
    Albert Jan van den Berg
    Hanotiau & Van den Berg | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Brussels-based Albert Jan Van den Berg of Hanotiau & Van den Berg remains one of the top choices to act as arbitrator in international tribunals. He has extensive expertise in investment treaty arbitration and is frequently appointed on cases brought under either BITs or the ECT.
  2. 1
    Bernard Hanotiau
    Hanotiau & Van den Berg | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 22 Years Ranked
    Bernard Hanotiau of Hanotiau & Van den Berg is held in high esteem for his excellence as arbitrator. He regularly sits in complex commercial and investment treaty cases especially those concerning the mining, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.
  3. 1
    Ian Glick KC
    One Essex Court | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    "He is acutely intelligent and a repository of knowledge on applicable law and procedures. He is also crisp and efficient in analysing issues and formulating questions."
  4. 1
    Klaus Michael Sachs
    CMS
    CMS | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 20 Years Ranked
    Klaus Michael Sachs of CMS remains one of Germany's top arbitrators and often sits in high-profile construction and energy disputes. He is widely held in high esteem for his capacity to lead tribunals in commercial and investment treaty cases on a Europe-wide and global basis.
  5. Laurent Aynès
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    Laurent Aynès
    Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Paris-based Laurent Aynès of Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is trusted for his excellence as an arbitrator in ICC and UNCITRAL tribunals.
  6. Luca G Radicati di Brozolo
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    Luca G Radicati di Brozolo
    ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello
    ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 18 Years Ranked
    Luca Radicati di Brozolo of ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli Torsello is one of Italy's top arbitrators and is in high demand for his strength in European-wide cases under ICSID and ICC rules. He acts as president and co-arbitrator in tribunals.
  7. Veijo Heiskanen
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    Veijo Heiskanen
    Lalive
    Lalive | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 12 Years Ranked
    Geneva-based Veijo Heiskanen is a strong choice for European states and state-owned companies regarding large-scale investor-state arbitrations under ICSID and ICC rules. He also handles cases seated in Finland and acts as president in various tribunals.
  8. Yves Derains
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    Yves Derains
    Derains & Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1 | 24 Years Ranked
    Yves Derains remains in demand for his role as president and co-arbitrator in both commercial and investor-state disputes. He is revered for handling a variety of rules including those of the ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL, with expertise in overseeing construction, telecommunications and pharmaceutical disputes.
  9. Brigitte Stern
    Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  10. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
    Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  11. Georg von Segesser
    von Segesser Law Offices | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  12. John Beechey
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  13. Juan Fernández-Armesto
    Armesto & Asociados | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  14. Laurent Lévy
    Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
  15. Pierre Mayer
    Mayer Greenberg | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Carole Malinvaud
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    Carole Malinvaud
    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Gide Loyrette Nouel | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 22 Years Ranked
    Paris-based Carole Malinvaud is a widely acclaimed counsel and arbitrator inside and outside of France. She acts as chair and co-arbitrator in tribunals under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Malinvaud is also appreciated for her counsel work, where she represents clients in ICC arbitrations and related court proceedings.
  2. 2
    Christopher Style KC
    One Essex Court | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 14 Years Ranked
    Christopher Style KC of One Essex Court is frequently appointed as chair in a variety of international arbitrations under ICC and LCIA rules across London, Paris and Zürich. He is also a CEDR-accredited mediator.
  3. Domitille Baizeau
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    Domitille Baizeau
    Lalive
    Lalive | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Domitille Baizeau demonstrates prowess in acting as counsel in various investor-state and commercial disputes governed by different arbitration rules such as those of the ICC and UNCITRAL. She is also an increasingly visible arbitrator, acting as president or co-arbitrator in European-seated tribunals.
  4. Eduardo Silva Romero
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    Eduardo Silva Romero
    Wordstone Dispute Resolution | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked
    Eduardo Silva Romero has an impressive caseload of investor-state arbitration mandates handing significant Europe-linked ICSID and PCA-administered UNCITRAL arbitrations for European states and investors. He also attracts attention from market commentators for his activity as arbitrator. He established Wordstone Dispute Resolution in January 2024.
  5. 2
    J. William Rowley KC
    Twenty Essex
    Twenty Essex | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 23 Years Ranked
    William Rowley KC of Twenty Essex is often appointed as arbitrator in high-profile European investment treaty cases, especially those that concern mining and energy disputes.
  6. Laurence Shore
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    Laurence Shore
    BonelliErede
    BonelliErede | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 18 Years Ranked
    Milan-based Laurence Shore of BonelliErede enjoys a strong standing in the market for his role as president and co-arbitrator in prominent investment-treaty and commercial cases under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules.
  7. Matthias Scherer
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    Matthias Scherer
    Lalive
    Lalive | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Clients appreciate Matthias Scherer for his expertise in high-profile investor-state arbitrations under ICSID rules, where he mostly acts for European states. He is also in demand as an arbitrator, sitting in ICC and SCC tribunals in Switzerland and Stockholm.
  8. Melanie van Leeuwen
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    Melanie van Leeuwen
    Derains & Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Paris-based Melanie van Leeuwen advances in the rankings due to her growing presence in the market. She often acts as co-arbitrator and president in commercial and investor-state disputes under ICC and ICSID rules, with a focus on the energy and telecommunications sectors.
  9. Michael E Schneider
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    Michael E Schneider
    Lalive
    Lalive | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 24 Years Ranked
    Michael Schneider is a well-respected figure in the European arbitration community. He is particularly appreciated for his role as an arbitrator in ICSID and ICC tribunals across the continent.
  10. Paolo Michele Patocchi
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    Paolo Michele Patocchi
    Patocchi & Marzolini
    Patocchi & Marzolini | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 24 Years Ranked
    Paolo Michele Patocchi acts as chair and co-arbitrator on a range of commercial and investment treaty cases. He is a founding partner of the Geneva firm Patocchi & Marzolini and wins roles on cases seated in various European jurisdictions especially those in relation to energy, construction and shareholder disputes.
    Key sectors
    Aviation and Aerospace|Defence and Space|Energy and Utilities|Government and Public Sector|Property, Construction and Infrastructure
  11. 2
    Pierre Tercier
    Peter & Kim
    Peter & Kim | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 20 Years Ranked
    Pierre Tercier of Peter & Kim is one of the top arbitrators in the European market, often acting as president in complex investor-state and commercial arbitration tribunals under ICSID and ICC rules.
  12. 2
    Wolfgang Peter
    Peter & Kim
    Peter & Kim | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2 | 24 Years Ranked
    Wolfgang Peter of Peter & Kim is a high-profile figure in the Swiss and European arbitration world. He regularly sits in ICC and ICSID tribunals.
  13. Alexis Mourre
    MGC Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  14. Bernardo M Cremades Sanz-Pastor
    B Cremades y Asociados | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  15. Gary Born
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  16. Juliet Blanch
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  17. Kaj Hobér
    3 Verulam Buildings | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  18. Klaus Reichert
    Brick Court Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  19. Maxi Scherer
    WilmerHale | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  20. Nathalie Voser
    rothorn legal | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  21. Philipp Habegger
    Habegger Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  22. Pierre-Yves Gunter
    Gunter Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
  23. Vera Van Houtte
    Vera Van Houtte - Sole Practitioner | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. 3
    Andrew Foyle
    One Essex Court | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Andrew Foyle of One Essex Court is often appointed as sole and co-arbitrator in commercial disputes relating to the finance and energy sectors, whereby he sits in London and Paris-based tribunals under LCIA and ICC rules.
  2. 3
    Dame Elizabeth Gloster KC
    One Essex Court | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Former judge Elizabeth Gloster of One Essex Court acts as arbitrator in commercial and investment treaty cases under ICC and ICSID rules.
  3. 3
    David Neuberger
    One Essex Court | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    Following his time as President of the Supreme Court of the UK David Neuberger has been increasingly sitting in commercial and investor-state tribunals under ICSID and LCIA rules.
  4. Elliott Geisinger
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    Elliott Geisinger
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
    Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Elliott Geisinger acts as counsel in commercial and investor-state arbitrations under ICC and SCC rules as well as arbitration-related litigation in front of Swiss courts. He is also renowned for his role as chair and co-arbitrator in shareholder and energy disputes.
  5. Gabrielle Nater-Bass
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    Gabrielle Nater-Bass
    Homburger
    Homburger | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Gabrielle Nater-Bass of Homburger is frequently sought to act as president and sole arbitrator on complex commercial arbitration matters. She has in-depth experience of overseeing proceedings involving transport, energy and oil sectors. She regularly sits in ICC proceedings.
  6. Hamid G Gharavi
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    Hamid G Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi
    Derains & Gharavi | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Sovereign states and investors regularly mandate Hamid Gharavi for his strength in complex investor-state disputes under ICSID rules. He is also sought after for his prowess in handling annulment proceedings in front of French courts.
  7. 3
    Julian D. M. Lew KC
    Twenty Essex
    Twenty Essex | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Julian Lew KC of Twenty Essex draws on his long-standing experience as an arbitrator when presiding over complex disputes under ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. He also handles ECT claims under SCC rules.
  8. 3
    Pascal Hollander
    Hanotiau & Van den Berg | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked
    Pascal Hollander of Hanotiau & Van den Berg regularly sits in commercial arbitration tribunals across Europe, whereby he acts as president and co-arbitrator. He has particular experience with construction disputes.
  9. 3
    Siegfried H. Elsing
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 20 Years Ranked
    Siegfried Elsing is sought after as an arbitrator for commercial and investment cases, with extensive experience handling ICSID and ICC rules. He is based in the firm's Düsseldorf office.
  10. 3
    Wendy J Miles KC
    Twenty Essex
    Twenty Essex | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Wendy Miles KC of Twenty Essex is sought after for her role as arbitrator in ICC, LCIA and ICSID tribunals, especially those in relation to the construction, finance and energy sectors.
  11. Xavier Favre-Bulle
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    Xavier Favre-Bulle
    Lenz & Staehelin
    Lenz & Staehelin | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3 | 18 Years Ranked
    Geneva-based Xavier Favre-Bulle of Lenz & Staehelin handles arbitrations under Swiss Rules and in front of the CAS. Additionally, he is sought after as a co-arbitrator in ICC tribunals.
  12. Andreas Reiner
    ARP Andreas Reiner & Partners | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  13. Charles Poncet
    Poncet SARL | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  14. Christopher Greenwood KC
    Essex Court Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  15. Daniel Hochstrasser
    Daniel Hochstrasser AG | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  16. David Arias
    Arias SLP | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  17. Deva Villanúa
    Devarb | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  18. Eva Kalnina
    Arbitration Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  19. Inka Hanefeld
    Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  20. Joe Smouha KC
    Essex Court Chambers | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  21. Olivier Caprasse
    Caprasse Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  22. Pierre-Yves Tschanz
    Tschanz Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  23. Sébastien Besson
    Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  24. Thomas Clay
    Clay Arbitration | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3
  25. Zachary Douglas KC
    3 Verulam Buildings | International Arbitration: Most In Demand Arbitrators
    2024 | Band 3