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Loukas Mistelis

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Professor Loukas Mistelis is a Senior Equity Partner in the London office with extensive experience in international commercial and investment arbitration and international commercial law and public international law.

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Professor Loukas Mistelis is an International Arbitration Partner with Clyde & Co LLP, based in London, and the Clive Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. Loukas is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution and investment treaty law. In 2006 he was listed as one of the “leading lights in international arbitration” and since 2007 he is listed on the Who’s Who Commercial Arbitration and since 2017 as Global Thought Leaders in International Arbitration. He has been listed in the Legal500 International Arbitration Powerlist since its inaugural year (2019). He has been also part of the team which won the 2022 GAR Award for best innovation, the Cross-Examination Moot.

He regularly sits as an arbitrator and acts as counsel and expert in arbitration proceedings.

His substantial arbitration experience covers ad hoc and ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, GCC, SCC, Swiss Chambers and Moscow cases and also Emergency Arbitrator proceedings under ICC Rules. Parties in these cases were from Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Bangladesh, BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Moldova, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, Ukraine, and the United States. Subject matters included foreign investment, sales contracts, transport contracts, aviation, distribution agreements, finance contracts, syndicated loans, privatization, construction and infra-structure projects, defence contracts, mining, administration of natural resources, real estate, mining, and oil and gas transactions.

Directories, peers and clients state:

He is an outstanding arbitrator and academic

Loukas possesses immense knowledge about investment arbitration’s standards of protection and more generally about international arbitration procedural issues

He is one of the senior statesman of arbitration

Loukas Mistelis is a “real asset for the international arbitration scene in London”. He stands out for his “immense knowledge about investment arbitration’s standards of protection and international arbitration procedural issues

  • Arbitrator

    • Chair in ICC arbitration proceedings between a European country and a US aeronautical engineering company
    • Chair in ICC arbitration proceedings between Moroccan party and a Nigerian party arising out of a fintech contract
    • Sole arbitrator in two ICC arbitration proceedings between a consortium of construction companies and an Eastern European Highways Authority arising out of a FIDIC contract
    • Co-arbitrator in LCIA arbitration proceedings between a CIS company, a Czech company and two individuals arising out of a post-M&A
    • Co-arbitrator in SCC arbitration proceedings between two Eastern European parties arising out of a lease agreement
    • Co-arbitrator in LMAA arbitration proceedings between two shipping companies controlled by Greek and Italian parties
    • Co-arbitrator in PCA arbitration proceedings between a European construction company and a municipal water and sewage authority in East Africa.  
  • Counsel

    • Counsel in ICC arbitration proceedings between a major US finance corporation and its main agent in Greece arising out of the termination of an agency agreement
    • Lead counsel in ICSID arbitration case Krederi v Ukraine
    • Counsel in a dispute between a Greek company and a Saudi company in relation to a joint venture agreement and a de-merger (mediation and arbitration)
    • Expert counsel advising a West African state in relation to a failed privatization process
  • Expert

    • Expert in ICSID annulment proceedings – Vivendi v Argentina II
    • Expert in two investment proceedings (ICSID and PCA) – Carrizosa v Colombia
    • Expert in ICC consolidated arbitration proceedings arising out of contract for the construction of a major hydro-electric plant in Chile (scope of arbitration agreement and non-signatories)
    • Expert in ICC arbitration proceedings on the issue of quantification of damages under the UN International Sales Convention (CISG)
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  • Public International Law

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