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Arbitrators

Juliet Blanch

Tel:  (+852) 2140 6555
Fax: (+852) 2140 6777

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Exeter University 1984)

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Commodities
  • Telecommunications
  • Maritime
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Investor State Dispute Settlement

Admitted

  • England and Wales (1988)

Employment History

  • Arbitration Chambers 2017 - Present
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges 2010 - 2016 (Chair of International Dispute Resolution Group, London)
  • McDermott, Will & Emery 2005 - 2010 (Chair of International Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Group, London)
  • Norton Rose 1997 - 2005 (Partner, Head of International Arbitration, London)
  • Norton Rose 1986 - 1997 (Assistant Solicitor, London)

Nominations as Arbitrator

  • Arbitration in London relating to an infrastructure project in Africa
  • Arbitration in Geneva relating to a shareholders agreement
  • Arbitration in London relating to a telecoms dispute in India
  • Three consolidated and expedited arbitrations in London relating to the sale of commodities under a framework agreement
  • Arbitration in London relating to a project in sub-saharan Africa
  • Arbitration in London relating to a shareholders dispute
  • Arbitration in London relating to a construction project in Africa
  • Arbitration in London relating to an insolvent Russian company
  • Arbitration in London relating to an Indian dispute
  • Arbitration in London relating to an investment agreement
  • Arbitration in Stockholm relating to a joint venture dispute
  • Arbitration in Zurich in relation to royalties payable under a joint operating agreement
  • Arbitration in London relating to the financing of a gas pipeline in Central Asia
  • Arbitration in London relating to a production sharing agreement
  • Arbitration in London relating to a charterparty dispute
  • Arbitration in London relating to the sale of a ship 

Research, Publications & Lectures

  • Lecturer at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators summer programme at Oxford University
  • External examiner of the Queen Mary LLM course on International Trade and Investment Dispute settlement
  • Access to dispute resolution mechanisms under Article 26 of the Energy Charter Treaty, Investment
  • Protection and the Energy Charter Treaty
  • Arbitrators bias – current law
  • Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards in Russia
  • Examining the legal framework of the OHADA and its impact on trade facilitation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions – a Litigator’s view
  • Interim Measures in International Arbitration
  • The Art of Arbitrating
  • Cultural clashes in Arbitration: Civil Law versus Common Law
  • Liability of Arbitrators in England and Wales
  • Model Pipeline Agreements – disputes settlement provisions
  • Value maximization: Litigation versus Arbitration
  • Denial of benefits provisions in Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Worst Practices in Investment Arbitration
  • Successful rainmaking for women lawyers
  • New York versus London as the place of Arbitration
  • Arbitral Institutions under scrutiny – appointment and confirmation of Arbitrators
  • Challenges to Arbitrators
  • Having a successful international career – is having it all truly possible?
  • Gas pricing in Long Term Supply Agreements
  • Gender diversity in arbitral tribunals
  • What does an EU Competition Law claim bring to the party?
  • Dispute settlement options for environmental disputes in the context of energy projects
  • Member of the FDI Moot Advisory Committee
  • Member of the editorial committee of the IBA publication “Dispute Resolution International”

Professional Activities and Qualifications

  • Director of the LCIA
  • Immediate past chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the IPBA
  • Chair of the Review Committee of the Energy Arbitrators List
  • Vice Chair of the Oil and Gas Arbitration Club
  • Member of the Legal Assistance Task Force for the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat
  • Board member of the FDI Moot Advisory Board