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Julian Lew has been involved with international arbitration for more than 30 years as counsel and as an arbitrator.
Professional expertise includes international transactions affecting investments, 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, agency, licensing and construction contracts, international trade finance, trading arrangements with developing countries, EC law and arbitration arising out of all such transactions.
He has advised parties with respect to arbitration proceedings and acted as counsel in many arbitrations, in different countries and under all the major arbitration systems including: International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, London Court of International Arbitration, Stockholm Arbitration Institute, World Intellectual Property Organisation, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic, and ad hoc arbitrations under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the Swiss Arbitration Rules.
Before 2005, he was a partner and for some years the head of the international arbitration practice group of Herbert Smith. He principally accepts appointment as arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes, and also advises on procedural and substantive issues in international arbitration.