Sir Christopher Greenwood QC Appointed to ICSID Panel

13 November, 2020

On Tuesday 10 November 2020, The Department for International Trade announced new appointments to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes’ Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators.

Members of Essex Court Chambers are pleased to announce that Sir Christopher Greenwood QC has been selected for appointment to the panel of Arbitrators.

ICSID is an international arbitration institution for the settlement of disputes arising between states and foreign investors. The Panel lists are used by parties, and by the Centre to fill vacancy when parties are unable to agree on a nominee and to appoint ad hoc committees to hear annulment applications. The panel of arbitrators is also used for appointment to ad hoc committees.

The process of nomination to these panels is highly competitive; only four individuals are appointed to each panel and the appointments are for renewable terms of six years. This was the UK’s first open competition for appointments to these panels. Read more about the ICSID panel of arbitrators and the panel of conciliators.

Sir Christopher has been appointed alongside Sir Daniel Bethlehem QC, Christopher Harris QC and Wendy Miles QC.

Sir Christopher has extensive experience as an arbitrator both in inter-State and investor-State cases.  He has acted as President of eighteen arbitration tribunals or ICSID ad hoc committees.