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Dominic Spenser Underhill

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Practice Areas

Senior English Solicitor with wide international experience. International commercial arbitrator since 2002. Long experience of sitting on international tribunals including the ICC, LCIA, LMAA as well as ad hoc. Extensive experience of sitting on international tribunals operating under the UNCITRAL Rules. General commercial portfolio (joint ventures, distribution agreements, sales contracts etc.) with a particular interest in complex banking and finance disputes, international real estate, and civil defence matters.

Professional Memberships

Fellow Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Former Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies. Senior Visiting Lecturer at School of International Arbitration, Queen Marys College, London. Member of the ICC Commission of International Arbitration since 1999. Member of the LCIA Company. Member of the International Bar Association. Member of the Law Society of England & Wales. Employed as an Adjudicator on matters of professional regulation and discipline by the Solicitors Regulation Authority since 2010.


British national. Qualified as an Solicitor of the Supreme Court in October 1989. Practised arbitration since his qualification. Head of International Arbitration at Rowe & Maw 1997 - 2001. Head of International Arbitration (London and Paris) at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (now Mayer Brown International) 2001-2004; Prinicpal Spenser Underhill 2004-7. Partner and Member of Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, 2007 to date.


Various articles and chapters on dispute resolution.


Born 1962 in England. Educated at The Kings School, Canterbury, England and then the Universities of both Durham and Oxford. College of Law, London. CEDR Accredited Mediator since 1997. Lives in England. Extensive personal connections with Italy, and experience of modern Italian life and culture.