33 Bedford Row Arbitrator Dr. Katherine Simpson FCIArb. has been invited to join the Panels of Distinguished Arbitrators at the CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution.
Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention and resolution of conflict to better enable purpose. The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse member companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, individual practitioners, and academics. It convenes Committees to share best practices and develop innovative tools. It connects thought leaders through global, regional and smaller events. It publishes a monthly journal on related topics and advocates for expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally through a variety of initiatives.
Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb, is an arbitrator based in London (33 Bedford Row) and in the US (Simpson Dispute Resolution). She has been involved in over 30 international commercial and investment cases chaired by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, Prof. William (Rusty) Park, and Ms. Edna Sussman, among others. These cases had amounts in controversy ranging from US$5 million to US$2.5 billion and have become the most influential arbitration cases of the past decade, including Bear Creek v. Peru (ICSID 14/21) (elaborating the need for a “social license” to conduct business) and UP v. Hungary (ICSID 13/35) (Global Arbitration Review’s “Most Important Award” of 2019, the Achmea Decision's impact on ICSID jurisdiction).