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Hilary Heilbron QC

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Brick Court Chambers (Chambers of Mark Howard QC and Helen Davies QC)


Barrister, international arbitrator, deputy High Court judge and qualified mediator. Her experience as counsel in arbitration and court, and as an arbitrator, is wide-ranging, extending to very substantial international commercial issues and relating to many jurisdictions and a variety of legal and factual subject-matters. Over 80 appointments as arbitrator include party-nominated, sole arbitrator and chair, both institution appointed and ad hoc. Cases include: Dallah Real Estate and Tourism Co v Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Government of Pakistan (Supreme Court); La Societe pour la Recherche, la Production, le Transport, la Transformation et la Commercialisation des Hydrocarbures SpA (Sonatrach) v Statoil Natural Gas LLC (Statoil) (Comm), Sulamerica Cia Nacional de Seguros SA & 5 ors v (1) Enesa Engenharia sa – Enesa & ors [2012] EWHC 42 (Comm); Marjorie lima Knox v John Vere Evelyn Deane & ors (Privy Council); Zockoll Group v Mercury Communications; R v SS for National Heritage ex parte J Paul Getty Trust; Giles v Thompson (HL); Zoan v Roumba; Re Pharmedica GmbH’s international application no 649830; Ketley v Gilbert CA.


Called 1971, Gray’s Inn; QC 1987; bencher Gray’s Inn 1995; admitted as a legal practitioner in New South Wales, Australia; registered ICDR arbitrator and trainer; chair London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association 1991-93; vice-chair Marshall Aid Commemoration Committee 1998-2002; vice-chair IBA international litigation committee 2003-04; chair City Disputes Panel 2005-07; vice-president Association of Lancastrians in London. Publications of note: ‘A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London’ (March 2008); chapter ‘Assessing Damages in International Arbitration’, 2nd ed of ‘The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration’ (March 2008); and the biography ‘Rose Heilbron. Legal Pioneer of the 20th Century: an inspiring advocate who became England’s first woman judge’ (October 2012).


Bar Council 1991-99; Commercial Court Committee; CEDR Advisory Panel; ABA; IBA; LCIA; ASA; fellow ACICA; on the panel of arbitrators at HKIAC, SIAC and the Court of Arbitration to the Polish Chamber of Commerce; New South Wales Bar Association LCIA Court; ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee;  International Advisory Committee of the ICDR.


Huyton College, Oxford (MA).

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