Professor Queen Mary University of London
67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields WC2A 3JB, London, UK

Areas of Expertise: torts, civil liability, sports, defense industry, public procurement, public law, construction disputes, international transactions, international law, international commercial arbitration, corporate & business law, commercial contracts, energy, mergers & acquisitions, investment arbitration, investments, European law, conflict of laws, private law, joint ventures, minerals & metals, oil & gas, intellectual property, civil procedure, contracts, public – private partnerships, technology, telecommunications, tourism, banking disputes, financial services, pharmaceutical industry.

Arbitration Experience: Brekoulakis has been involved in international arbitration for more than 17 years as counsel, arbitrator and expert. Having practiced commercial law, arbitration and litigation as in-house counsel and private practitioner, he currently serves as arbitrator and expert. He is regularly listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration and was also listed in the Who’s Who Future Leaders: Arbitration 2017 as one of the ten most highly regarded future leaders, described as “very thorough and professional” and “held in the highest regard.” He was nominated as the “Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator” Award of the Global Arbitration Review in 2016 and 2017. Brekoulakis has been appointed in more than 25 arbitrations, as chairman, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Danish Institute of Arbitration, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. His professional expertise focuses on arbitrations in the context of international business and trade transactions, including construction projects, sales of goods, shareholders’, indemnity and distribution agreements, IP contracts, shipping and insurance contracts, financial transactions as well as sports disputes.

Languages: Greek, English

Education: LL.B, University of Athens; LL.M in International Business Law, King’s College, London; Ph.D in Arbitration and Conflict of Laws, Queen Mary, University of London.

Professional Career: Stavros Brekoulakis is a Professor in International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, as well as an attorney-at-law. He teaches courses in International Commercial Arbitration, International Construction Contracts and Arbitration, International Investment Arbitration, International Commercial Litigation and Conflict of Laws, International Commercial Law. His academic work includes the leading monograph on Third Parties in International Commercial Arbitration (OUP 2010), the book Arbitrability: International and Comparative Perspectives (Kluwer 2009) and numerous publications in leading legal journals and reviews. He is currently writing (with Audley Sheppard) a book on Policies, including Public Policy in English Arbitration Law (OUP forthcoming). He is the Director of the Institute for Regulation and Ethics at Queen Mary, and the Co-Chair of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third-Party Funding, a member of the International Law Association (International Commercial Arbitration), a member of the ICC Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, a Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, the General Editor of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and the Editor-in-Chief of the (CIArb’s) International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management.