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Julian D M Lew KC

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Professor Julian Lew KC is a well-known name in the field of international arbitration, having practised as an academic, counsel and arbitrator. He is now a full-time arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes at Twenty Essex.


Before 2005, he was a partner and for some years the head of the international arbitration practice group at a leading international law firm.


Professor Lew was the founder and has been the head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London since its creation in 1985. He has written and lectured extensively on many different aspects of international arbitration.


Professor Lew has been involved with arbitrations involving many areas of commercial and investment contracts. They include claimed breaches of investment treaty commitments and disputes regarding purchase and sale of corporate entities and assets, joint ventures, oil and gas exploration, development and production agreements, research and development and promotions of pharmaceutical and chemical products, mining and concession arrangements, distribution and agency contracts, and intellectual property licensing contracts. Many of the arbitrations have had a state or state entity as a party.

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