Leading Arbitrators

David Bateson  – 39 Essex Chambers ‘David is very intelligent, patient and measured in his approach as arbitrator. He is generally considered as being one of the best, if not the best, arbitrator in the construction field. He is very bright and extremely experienced, with great judgement. Perfect temperament and gravitas to sit as an arbitrator.’
Anneliese Day KC – Fountain Court Chambers ‘Anneliese combines acute legal insight and knowledge with strong commercial and client focus. Outstanding in every respect.’
Robert Gaitskell KC– Keating Chambers ‘A pre-eminent international arbitrator of large construction arbitrations. He is very responsive.’
Doug Jones – Atkin Chambers ‘Doug is one of the world’s leading arbitrators in construction, energy, and infrastructure. He is particularly strong at managing difficult and complex expert evidence. He is extremely efficient and as chair he ensures that procedural decisions and merits awards are turned round within a very impressive timescale.’
Toby Landau KC  - Duxton Hill Chambers  – ‘Toby is an absolute star. Extremely bright, diligent, thoughtful and a delight to work with.’
Christopher Moger KC4 Pump Court ‘Christopher is simply one of the best arbitrators practising in the Asia-Pacific region.  He is through, careful diligent and extremely perceptive.  He manages the procedural aspects of the case very well and gets to the right answer in his awards.  Superb all around.’ 
Stephen Moriarty KCFountain Court Chambers  ‘Stephen handles the arbitration process very well and provide parties with fantastic hearing experience. He is also quick with grasping the issues and is a top-notch arbitrator all round.’
Jern-Fei Ng KCDuxton Hill ChambersJern-Fei is extremely well-prepared and insightful’.
Colin Ong KCThe 36 Group ‘Very hard working, and extensive legal knowledge of both common and civil law. Speaks Mandarin and Bahasa which is unique for a KC in Asia. Colin is one of the world’s leading arbitrators. He has remarkable powers of analysis and is noted for his efficiency.’
Michael Brindle KCFountain Court ChambersMichael is excellent in his analysis of the law and facts and has immense experience in commercial matters. Coupled with his even temperament, Michael is an ideal arbitrator.'
Matthew Gearing KC  – Temple Chambers (also Fountain Court Chambers in London and Singapore) ‘He does an excellent job of handling the parties and at the hearing as well as rapidly producing a draft award following tribunal deliberations.’
Adrian Hughes KC39 Essex ChambersAdrian is experienced in international and arbitration matters, with a focus on China-related disputes. He is particularly attentive to matters and points at hand, and clients benefit from his broad knowledge and perspective for finding practical solutions to the problems. He is also a very nice person to work with.’
Steven Lim – 39 Essex Chambers  ‘Steven is diligent and thorough, with dexterous and sound handling of the conduct of the proceedings. He is thorough in his preparation, inquisitive in his questioning and rigorous in his analysis.’
Benny LoDes Voeux ChambersBenny is a very experienced arbitrator who is diligent and careful in his analysis, fair in his rulings and prompt in his responses. He is very experienced in private equity and sale of goods disputes. He is making a name for himself in the arbitrator field in Hong Kong. Benny displays impeccable legal skills in combination with a good grasp of the facts. He is also a pleasure to work on the personal level.’
Loretta Malintoppi – 39 Essex ChambersLoretta is very experienced in international public law and investment arbitrations.  She is a pleasure to work with.’
Charles Manzoni KC, SCTemple Chambers (also 39 Essex Chambers in London and Singapore)
Peter Rees KC – 39 Essex ChambersWithout doubt, one of the star arbitrators on the energy and infrastructure areas. Great industry knowledge. He is hard working, responsive, and easy to sit with. He is a top-flight practitioner. Highly recommended.’ 
Vasanti Selvaratnum KC  – The 36 Group – ‘Vasanti has a number of strengths including her intelligence, candor, hard working nature and being extremely personable to work with.’

Arbitrators in Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Arbitration Chambers

Arbitration Chambers consists of a number of leading international arbitrators, who have experience as barristers and leading solicitors. Sarah Lancaster runs the practice that has grown significantly in the last year, with Donald Francis Donovan  arriving from Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in August 2022, and in January 2023, Utku Cosar, Karyl Nairn KC, David W. Rivkin, and Eduardo Zuleta from Cosar Avukatlik Burosu, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, and ZULETA Abogados Asociados S.A.S respectively.

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39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers has a wide range of full-time arbitrators who have impressive capabilities across a wide range of practice areas, including general commercial, investor state, energy, trade, and technology. Notable names within the set include ‘excellent arbitrator, and a pleasure to work withAdrian Hughes KC and Peter Rees KC who is the ‘go-to arbitrator for oil and gas disputes‘. Loretta Malintoppi is ‘very experienced in international public law and investment arbitrations‘.


‘Top set and efficient clerks who are user friendly.’

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