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Arbitration and Dispute Resolution

LSE Law School's outstanding competence in dispute resolution was developed for over four decades by Professor Simon Roberts. The international dimension of dispute resolution has an equally long tradition of excellence at LSE owing to the work of Professor Trevor Hartley on international commercial litigation and the resulting problems of conflicts of jurisdiction and of conflicts of laws. He is joined by Dr Jacco Bomhoff, who also teaches international business transactions and conflicts of laws.

International arbitration at LSE is led by Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp, whose research concentrates on international commercial arbitration and its conflicts-of-laws problems. He also works on international investment arbitration, as does Dr Chris Thomas, who focuses on international economic law, dispute resolution at the WTO and public international law. Another area of excellence is that of international tax disputes, which are Dr Eduardo Baistrocchi’s specialisation, with particular emphasis on tax treaties with the emerging economies and the resolution of transfer pricing disputes. The Transnational Law Project has created a very successful forum of debate that especially for reaches out to practitioners in the area of international litigation and arbitration. Expertise in the various facets in this field is also the basis for a variety of research-led modules on our degree programmes.


Mr Eduardo Baistrocchi

Professor Christine Chinkin

Professor Neil Duxbury

Oliver Hailes

Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp

Dr Paul MacMahon


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