33 Bedford Row launches Arbitrators@33BedfordRow

Author: Reporter
In: News Published: Tuesday 26 February 2019


33 Bedford Row announces the launch of Arbitrators@33BedfordRow

The independent Arbitrators at Arbitrators@33BedfordRow comprise six highly regarded arbitrators and mediators, including:

  • Tony Cole
  • Arran Dowling-Hussey  
  • Dermot Flanagan S.C.
  • The Honourable Barry Leon 
  • Dr. Tariq Mahmood
  • Dr. Katherine Simpson 

Our independent Arbitrators bring to 33 Bedford Row broad and deep experience in international arbitration – both commercial and investment treaty – and in domestic arbitration, as well as significant experience in mediation.

The independent Arbitrators at Arbitrators@33BedfordRow are available for arbitrations and mediations in London and globally," said Mr. Neil Mercer, Co-Head of Chambers. “Each of them is highly regarded in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution and settlement. They bring to their work as arbitrators and mediators experience, judgment, case management skills, common sense, legal knowledge, dedication, cultural diversity and their seasoned personal skills.”

Tony Cole FCIArb is recognised for his expertise in arbitration, cross-border commerce and international investment law. A dual U.K. and Australian national, he has been a member of the New York Bar since 2005 and has spoken on arbitration around the world.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has provided guidance on arbitration to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee. Mr. Cole has delivered numerous decisions in arbitrations and adjudications covering a range of fields, and has particular experience in commercial, transportation (aviation/maritime), construction, education and financial disputes.

Arran Dowling-Hussey FCIArb, an Irish national, is a barrister, arbitrator and mediator. He has a significant background as a neutral and as a counsel in arbitrations and court applications arising from arbitration matters. Global Arbitration Review list him in their Arbitrator Research Tool, a database of leading arbitrators. Mr. Dowling-Hussey is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a former member of its Board of Management.  He is a co-author of the 3rd edition of Arbitration Law which was published in 2018.

Dermot Flanagan S.C., FCIArb was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000. Mr. Flanagan, an Irish national, is a qualified and practising mediator and arbitrator. He specializes in environmental, compulsory acquisition, planning and infrastructure law disputes. He is noted for his experience in infrastructure projects including roads, waste, ports, water, rail, airport, and Strategic Development Zones. Recognised by the Law Society of Ireland for his expertise as an Arbitrator he is a member of their panel and other panels. Mr. Flanagan recently spoke to the Dubai DIFC academy of law on infrastructure disputes.

The Honourable Barry Leon FCIArb, a Canadian, was Presiding Judge of the British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (2015 – 2018). He is an International Mediation Institute (IMI) Certified Mediator, past Chair of ICC Canada’s Arbitration Committee, and Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Barry is an arbitrator with Arbitration Place (Canada) and Caribbean Arbitrators. He was Head of the International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall (Ottawa) (2009 – 2015), and before that, for many years was a Partner with Torys (Toronto). Barry holds MBA degree and is an Ontario lawyer (non-practicing).

Dr. Tariq Mahmood FCIArb, a British national,works as a barrister, neutral and tribunal secretary with a focus on the UK & Ireland, the Gulf region, Pakistan and the wider Asia Pacific region. Dr. Mahmood is also qualified as a lawyer in Pakistan. He is a member of the committee of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration. Dr. Mahmood, along with 33 Bedford Row colleagues, provides bespoke ADR courses, seminars and training in ADR. He has recently worked as a consultant to the Council of Europe on their arbitration training.

Dr. Katherine Simpson MCIArb is an arbitrator, tribunal secretary and attorney, admitted to the New Jersey and Maryland bars. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan, a top ten ranked US law school, where she teaches international arbitration. She is well-versed in the needs of complex international disputes and has worked with many of the world's leading arbitrators.  In addition to her international commercial case work, she has experience in investment disputes and cases involving states and state-owned entities. She is a US citizen and can conduct proceedings in German.

Speaking for each of my colleagues, we are delighted and honoured to come together at 33 Bedford Row to offer our services to parties seeking efficient and enforceable resolution of their disputes, whether in London or anywhere else in the world,” said Dr. Tariq Mahmood, who is a full member of 33 Bedford Row.

Dr. Mahmood added “We are confident that London will continue to be a major global centre for dispute resolution, and that there will be an increasing demand in London for skilled and talented arbitrators and mediators to work here and around the world.”

For more information, or to arrange an interview with Mr. Neil Mercer, or any of the independent Arbitrators at Arbitrators@33BedfordRow, please contact Mr. Mark Byrne, Senior Civil & Commercial Clerk at 33 Bedford Row, at  M.Byrne@33bedfordrow.co.uk, 

33 Bedford Row

33 Bedford Row is a leading common law set offering outstanding legal advice and advocacy in Civil, Criminal, Family, Immigration and Regulatory law at all levels including work with an international element. We consist of over 70 independent specialist advocates including distinguished silks. Members of Chambers advise and litigate on behalf of Individuals, Professional Clients, Businesses, Government Departments, Local Authorities, Charities and NGOs at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our approach is to be accessible, commercially aware and service oriented.  Chambers includes market leading silks and outstanding juniors, each of whom is committed to achieving the best possible outcome in each case. Chambers undertakes a wide variety of work in many areas of the law and in a wide range of fields. Arbitrators@33BedfordRow consists of leading independent arbitrators and mediators working in domestic and international commercial disputes and investment treaty disputes, in London and around the world.