Non-Signatories in International Arbitration

The Turkish Arbitration Academy will host its third webinar with distinguished scholar and arbitrator Professor Stavros Brekoulakis on 27th October, 2021 under the moderation of Prof. Dr. Ali Yeşilırmak. The webinar will be streamed on the Academy Youtube Channel (

Who is Professor Stavros Brekoulakis?

Stavros Brekoulakis is a Professor and the Director of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London.

He teaches courses in International Commercial Arbitration, International Investment law and Arbitration, International Construction Contracts and Arbitration, International Commercial Litigation and Conflict of Laws, and International Commercial Law.
In 2020, Brekoulakis received the Global Arbitration Review Award for Best Public Lecture for his Roebuck Arbitration Lecture on “The Policy Favouring Arbitration Under English Law”.

His academic work includes the leading books on Third Parties in International Arbitration (OUP 2010), Arbitrability (Kluwer 2008), Third Party Funding in International Arbitration (report commissioned by the International Council of Commercial Arbitration 2018) and numerous articles in leading law journals and reviews, including the Modern Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Fordham International Law Journal, Pennsylvania State Law Review, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, American Review of International Arbitration, Journal of International Arbitration.

Brekoulakis is currently leading a major empirical and interdisciplinary (law, psychology, and politics) project on Impartiality in Arbitral Decision Making; working on a book on The Policies of English Arbitration Law (OUP forthcoming); working on an edited volume on International Commercial Courts (CUP forthcoming); and participates in the long-term Comparative Law and Procedure Project of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg.

Outside academia, has led important policy projects and advised a wide number of governmental, intergovernmental, and non-governmental organisations, including being the Co-Chair of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration Task Force on Third Party Funding, a member of the Investment Expert Trade Advisory Group of the UK Department for International Trade and a member of the Steering Committee of the UNCITRAL Academic Forum on Investor-State Dispute Settlement. He serves in several public positions and commissions of trust including being a member of the governing body of the London Court of International Arbitration, a member of the Commission on Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and an Assistant Rapporteur in the International Law Association Committee of International Commercial Arbitration.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management; the General Editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement; the Co-editor of Kluwer’s International Arbitration Law Library series; a member of the Editorial Board of the Arbitration International; and a member of the Editorial Board of the International Chamber of Commerce Bulleting on International Arbitration.

He has been a visiting professor at Vienna University, Geneva University, National University of Singapore, New York University (NYU) and Athens University.

Brekoulakis practices law as an arbitrator at 3 Verulam Buildings (Gray’s Inn) and has been appointed in more than 60 international investment and commercial arbitrations, as chairman, sole arbitrator, and co-arbitrator under the rules of all major international arbitration institutions.

Last Update: 01/12/2021 13:45

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