Loukas Mistelis

Loukas Mistelis is an acknowledged authority in international dispute resolution. He has been listed as one of the "leading lights in international arbitration", 45 under 45, amongst the top 15 highlighted members of the list and is also listed on the Who's Who Commercial Arbitration since 2007.

Loukas Mistelis is the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration at Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University
of London. He is also Visiting Professor, NYU in London (since 2006), and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School (2007), and Visiting Professor at Keio University Law School (2007) and LUISS in Rome (2009). He teaches International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration, International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement, International Commercial Litigation and ADR on the LLM programme. He is also an Academic Member of the Investment Treaty Forum, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration.

He was educated in Greece (LLB Hons Athens 1991); France (Certificate in International & Comparative Human Rights, IIHR, Strasbourg, 1990); Germany (MLE magna cum laude, 1992, Dr iuris summa cum laude, Hanover, Germany, 1998); and Japan (Certificate in Japanese international trade law, Keio University, Tokyo, 1998). He has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1993. He is fluent in English, German and Greek, and has good knowledge of French, and basic knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish.

His publications (in English, German, Greek and Russian) include more than 50 referred articles and twelve books, including the World Arbitration Report – International Encyclopaedia of Arbitration Law and Practice (2010), Mandatory Rules in International Arbitration (2010). Arbitrability: International and Comparative Perspectives (2009) and Comparative International Commercial Arbitration (2003) and three pioneering empirical surveys into corporate attitudes towards arbitration, all available at www.arbitrationonline.org. He is also member of the Board of Editors of Arbitration International, International Journal of Arab Arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, International Trade Law and Policy, e-mercatoria and Journal of International Dispute Settlement as well as the General Editor of the Oxford International Arbitration Monograph Series.

He has practiced law in Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom, having also acted as a consultant in Cambodia, Japan, Moldova, Nigeria, Poland, Ukraine, and Vietnam. He has also advised several UK government agencies and a number of international organisations, including the United Nations (UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and ECLAC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
His substantial arbitration experience covers ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC and Moscow cases. Parties in these cases were from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Moldova, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Ukraine, UK, the UAE and the United States. Subject matters included foreign direct investment, sales contracts, distribution agreements, counter-trade, mining, administration of natural resources, oil and gas transactions.