Queen Mary, University of London

Academic Members


Professor Loukas Mistelis

Professor Loukas A Mistelis,
Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law

Loukas Mistelis is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies where he is Director of the School of International Arbitration. He teaches on the LLM programme and is the co-ordinator of the courses in International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration, International Trade and Investment Dispute Settlement, International Commercial Litigation and ADR.

Dr Julian Lew

Professor Dr Julian D M Lew QC

Professor and Barrister/International Arbitrator. Primarily a practising lawyer and arbitrator. Julian Lew's research interest is international commercial arbitration. He has written extensively on many different aspects of international arbitration and trade law, and has authored and edited numerous books, and has written innumerable articles, on international arbitration.

Mr Stavros Brekoulakis

Dr Stavros Brekoulakis, LLB (Athens) LLM (London) PhD (London)
Reader in International Dispute Resolution

Stavros Brekoulakis studied law at Athens and London and obtained a first class LLB from Athens and his LLM from King's College London. He is also member of the Athens Bar having practiced in shipping law and dispute resolution.

Maxi Scherer

Dr Maxi Scherer, MA, PhD (Paris Sorbonne), LLM (Köln)
Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration and Energy

Maxi Scherer is an Avocat at the Paris bar and a solicitor (England and Wales). She has practiced international arbitration for over 10 years, both as counsel and as arbitrator. She is the Academic Director of the new Queen Mary LLM in Paris and she teaches international arbitration in the London LLM programme.


Dr Debbie De Girolamo, PhD (LSE), LLM in ADR (Osgoode Hall Law School), Barrister & Solicitor (Canada)
Lecturer in Law

Debbie De Girolamo teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution and Negotiation Theory and Practice in the LLM Programmes at CCLS and in Paris. She is also Academic Director of the Postgraduate Diploma Course in International Mediation (taught by distance learning) and the Postgraduate Diploma Course in International Dispute Resolution (Mediation). Her research interests include all areas of dispute resolution processes.

Remy Gerbay

Remy Gerbay, Attorney (New York), Solicitor (England and Wales)
PriceWaterhouseCoopers Research Fellow in Arbitration

Remy Gerbay is the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Research Fellow in Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and a Teaching Associate for the Department of Law.


Visiting and Part-Time Staff with course responsibilities


Professor Dr Renate Dendorfer (Distance Learning programme)

Ms Norah Gallagher

Ms Norah Gallagher

Norah Gallagher is a specialist in the areas of international arbitration and public international law. She has acted in arbitrations under ICC, ICSID, LCIA as well as ad hoc arbitrations. She regularly advises on issues concerning arbitration agreements including defective or pathological clauses, bifurcated clauses and multiparty arrangements as well as all procedural aspects of international arbitration and enforcement of awards.

Dr Joanna Gomula-Crawford

Dr Joanna Gomula-Crawford

Joanna Gomula-Crawford has been associated for many years with the Polish Academy's Institute of Law Studies and has researched and taught in public international law, EU law and international economic law.

Tatiana Kyselova

Dr Tatiana Kyselova (Distance Learning programme)

Tatiana Kyselova holds an LLB from Donetsk National University, an LLM from London School of Economics and Political Science, and a DPhil from University of Oxford. She is Associate Professor at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy School of Law (Ukraine). She is the course convenor for Alternative Dispute Resolution module, Postgraduate Diploma in International Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation). Her research interests include socio-legal studies and Alternative Dispute Resolution, particularly issues of globalization of mediation regulation and practice, comparative ADR, and commercial dispute resolution.

HH Humphrey Lloyd

HH Humphrey Lloyd QC

His Honour Humphrey Lloyd QC has been conducting courses at Queen Mary on International Construction Contracts and Arbitration since 1986 and is a Visiting Professorial Fellow of the College. He was a judge of the Technology and Construction Court of the High Court of Justice from 1993-2005 and has now returned to practice as an arbitrator in international and domestic commercial disputes.


Lukasz Rozdeiczer (Distance Learning programme)


Other Visiting Scholars

Donald Francis Donovan

Donald Francis Donovan,
Visiting Professor

Donald Francis Donovan is a Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York. He was recently identified as one of the ten leading international arbitration practitioners in the world by Chambers Global (2006). Donald Donovan is Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), and a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First (until recently the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights).


Professor Sir Roy Goode, QC,
Visiting Professor


Professor Gerold Herrmann,
Visiting Professorial Fellow

Dr, Stefan Kröll

Dr Stefan Kroll
Visiting Reader

Stefan Kröll is a lawyer in Cologne specialising in international commercial law and Habilitand at Cologne University. He holds a doctorate from Cologne University, an LLM from the University of London and is one of Germany's National Correspondents for arbitration to UNCITRAL. He is author and editor of various books on arbitration including 'Comparative International Commercial Arbitration' (jointly with Lew/Mistelis) and 'Arbitration in Germany - The Model Law in Practice' (jointly with Böckstiegel/Naciemiento).

Dr. Laurent Levy

Dr Laurent Levy,
Visiting Professor

Born in 1948 in Sao Paolo, he has a dual nationality (Swiss - Brazilian) and is a Partner of Levy Kaufmann-Kohler a boutique dispute resolution firm based in Geneva, Switzerland. He has obtained his license en droit from the University of Paris (1969) and then a DES from the same University (1971) before obtaining a license en droit from the University in Geneva (1972) and finally a doctorat en droit from the University of Paris (1983), He work focus on international law,commercial law, international arbitration and mediation.

Mr Christopher Newmark

Christopher Newmark,
Visiting Senior Lecturer

Christopher Newmark is a partner in the boutique dispute resolution firm, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP. He was previously a partner in the Dispute Resolution Department of Baker & Mckenzie in London where he was the chair of the firm's European Dispute Resolution Practice group. Chris' practice is focused on international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.


Dr Colin Ong,
Visiting Fellow

David M. Ong is a Reader in Law at the University of Essex, UK where he teaches International Law, including WTO Law, and Environmental Law. His main research interests are in the International Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law.

Dr Laurence Shore

Dr Laurence Shore,
Visiting Professor

Laurence Shore holds a J.D., with distinction, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1989 (Editor-in-Chief, Emory Law Journal, 1988-1989, Robert W. Woodruff Scholar, 1986-1989, Order of the Coif, 1989), a Ph.D., History, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1984, an M.A., History, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, 1980, and a B.A., with highest honours (History), Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1977. He is Head of International Arbitration for Gibson Dunn Crutcher LLP based in New York

Mr Audley Sheppard

Audley Sheppard,
Visiting Professor

Audley Sheppard is a Partner in the International Commercial Arbitration and International Law Groups of Clifford Chance LLP in London. He was recently named in Practical Law Co's global list of "Which lawyer?'s top 20 arbitration specialists". Audley has LLB (Hons) and BCommerce from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and an LLM from the University of Cambridge, England.

Dr Ali Yesilirmak

Dr Ali Yesilirmak,
Visiting Lecturer

Ali Yesilirmak holds an LLB from Dokuz Eylül University, an LLM from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD from the University of London (Queen Mary). He is Adjunct Professor, Koç University School of Law (2006-), having previously been Adjunct and Assistant Professor at Yeditepe University School of Law (2005-2006, 2001-2004). He is in practice in Istanbul.