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Louise Barrington

Louise Barrington practiced first as a lawyer in Ontario Canada, before moving to Europe to pursue graduate studies in European Law and to teach. She has since qualified as an attorney in New York, and in England & Wales as a solicitor. For over 25 years she has been involved in international commercial arbitration, first as Director of the ICC’s Institute of World Business Law, then as the founding Director of ICC Asia in Hong Kong, as a professor of law in Hong Kong and London, and as an advocate and arbitrator. Now dividing her time among clients in Paris, Hong Kong and Toronto, Louise continues to act as a dispute resolver (arbitration and mediation) and as counsel in international cases involving sales, insurance, tort and large construction projects. She has arbitrated numerous international cases, both as party-appointed arbitrator and when named by the ICC and HKIAC. She served as Director of the Construction Law and Dispute Resolution course at King’s College London in 2008 and 2009. She continues her teaching work as author, mentor, thesis supervisor and professional trainer, designing and delivering courses for institutions and schools around the world. Louise acts as a discreet private consultant to law firms seeking specialised arbitration expertise. She writes and speaks extensively on international dispute resolution topics and comparative law