Professor Loukas Mistelis (Greek national) is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution. In 2006 he was 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 M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration and the Director of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He joined Queen Mary University of London in 1998 and became a professor in 2005. He is also Visiting Professor, NYU in London (since 2006), Pepperdine University London programme (since 2008); Distinguished Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2013) was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School (spring semester 2007), Visiting Fellow at NYU Law School (2012), Visiting Professor at Keio University, Tokyo (2008), LUISS, Rome (2009) and Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon (2007, 2009). He teaches International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration, International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement, International Commercial Litigation and ADR on the Queen Mary 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 is also a co-ordinator of the Queen Mary Case Translation Programme, part of the CISG Database (IALL Website Award 2002) and co-directs the International Arbitration Case Law database (http://www.internationalarbitrationcaselaw.com). Professor Mistelis was the Secretary of the CISG-AC (Advisory Council of the Convention on Contract for the International Sale of Goods) from 2001 to the end of 2007.
Professor Mistelis was educated in Greece (LLB Hons Athens 1991); France (Certificate in International & Comparative Human Rights, IIHR, Strasbourg, 1990); Germany (MLE, 1992, Dr iuris, Law School, Hanover, 1998); and Japan (Certificate in Japanese international trade law, Law School, Keio University, Tokyo, 1998). He has been a member of the Athens Bar since 1993 and was called to the English Bar in 2012. He is fluent in English, German and Greek, and has good knowledge of French, and basic knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish.
His substantial arbitration experience covers ad hoc and ICC, ICISD, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, and Swiss Chambers. Parties in these cases were from Bangladesh, Egypt, Switzerland, France, Germany, Malaysia, India, Lithuania, Russia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Canada, Nigeria, Ireland, Moldova, Ukraine, Korea, Czech Republic, Greece, France, Argentina, Turkey, Spain, UK, UAE and the US. Subject matters included foreign investment, sales contracts, distribution agreements, counter-trade, mining, administration of natural resources, mining, and oil and gas transactions.
His publications include more than 50 referred articles and 13 books. His research includes innovative empirical research into corporate attitudes towards dispute resolution. He has recently taken over the editorship (with Laurence Shore) of the multi-volume World Arbitration Reporter – International Encyclopaedia of Arbitration Law and Practice (Juris). He is member of the Editorial Board of Arbitration International, of Global Arbitration Review, the Journal of International Trade Law and Policy, the International Journal of Arab Arbitration, the Journal of International Dispute Settlement, the Review of Arbitration and Mediation (Canada) and General Editor of the Oxford International Arbitration Series.