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Click here to enlarge.   William W. PARK IAI Correspondent   
Boston University Law Faculty
765 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: +1.617.353.3149
Fax: +1.617.353.3077

Languages   English (native); French (fluent)
Nationality   USA, Switzerland
Bar Admission   Massachussetts - 1972
District of Columbia - 1980
Position   President, London Court of International Arbitration
Education   Cambridge (MA - 1975); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Columbia University (JD - 1972); Yale University (BA - 1969)
Professor of Law - Boston University (Tax, Banking and International Business Transactions)
as Arbitrator  
Arbitrator and Senior Claims Judge, Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (1998-2002); President, sole arbitrator, or member of the tribunal in ICC, AAA, CPR, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, IACAC, SAD and ad hoc arbitral proceedings (joint ventures, financial transactions, insurance, construction, licensing, technology transfer, oil & gas, telecommunications, distributorship, and other commercial matters); Member, ICSID Panel of Arbitrators; President, LCIA; Appeals Tribunal, International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (2001-2006); NAFTA Chapter 14 Financial Services Roster
as Counsel  
Arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL, and ICSID
• ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8, Central European Aluminium Company (CEAC) v. Montenegro, Award, 26 Jul. 2016 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32, MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas Company Plc v. Republic of Croatia, Decision on Respondent's Application Under ICSID Arbitration Rule 41(5), 2 Dec. 2014 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/4, Antoine Abou Lahoud and Leila Bounafeh-Abou Lahoud v. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Award, 7 Feb. 2014 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/17, TECO Guatemala Holdings, LLC v. Republic of Guatemala, Award, 19 Dec 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/22, Ömer Dede and Serdar Elhüseyni v. Romania, Award, 5 September 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/10/1 Kılıç İnşaat İthalat İhracat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi v. Turkmenistan, Award, 2 July 2013 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No ARB/10/12, Standard Chartered Bank v. United Republic of Tanzania, Award, 2 Nov. 2012 (full text ITA)

• ICSID Case No. ARB/03/23, EDF International SA, SAUR International SA and Leon Participaciones Argentinas SA v. Argentine Republic, Award, 11 June 2012 (full text ITA)
Relating to  
• General Editor, Arbitration International

• Arbitration of International Business Disputes (OUP, 2nd. ed.,2012)

• Arbitration of International Business Disputes (OUP, 2006)

• Income Tax Treaty Arbitration (2004) (with D.R. Tillinghast)

• International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration (1984, 3d ed. 2000) (with W.L. Craig and J. Paulsson)

• Annotated Guide to the ICC Arbitration Rules (1998) (with W.L. Craig and J. Paulsson)

• International Commercial Arbitration – Cases, Materials and Notes on the Resolution of International Business Disputes (1997) (with W.M. Reisman, W.L. Craig, and J. Paulsson)

• International Forum Selection (1995)

Articles in various law reviews in Europe and the US, including:

• "Arbitration and Fine Dining: Two Faces of Efficiency," in The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator: Liber Amicorum Pierre A. Karrer 251(P. Shaughnessy and S. Tung eds., Kluwer, 2017)

• "Challenging Arbitral Jurisdiction: The Role of Institutional Rules," in Liber Amicorum en l’honneur de William Laurence Craig 231 (LexisNexis, 2016)

• "Lawyer Comportment in Arbitration: Costs and Benefits in the Search for Equality of Arms," in Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur Pierre Mayer 643 (LGDJ, 2015)

• "The Deontology of Arbitration's Discontents: Between the Pernicious and the Precarious," in Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Bernard Audit, Les relations privées internationales 581 (L. d'Avout, D. Bureau, H. Muir-Watt eds., LGDJ 2014)

• "A Fair Fight: Professional Guidelines in International Arbitration," 30(2) Arb. Int'l 409 (2014)

• "Convention Violations and Investment Claims," 29(2) Arb. Int'l 175 (2013)

• "La jurisprudence américaine en matière de "class arbitration" : entre débat politique et technique juridique," 2012(3) Rev. arb. 507

• "The Politics of Class Action: Jurisdiction, Fairness and Vindication of Rights - A Comment on Stolt-Nielsen SA v. AnimalFeeds Intl Corp and AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion," in Essays in Honour of Hans Van Houtte 169 (P. Wautelet, T. Kruger & G. Coppens eds., Hart Publishing, 2012)

• "Maturity in Arbitration," 26(1) ICSID Rev. 1 (2011)

• "Arbitrator Integrity," in The Backlash Against Arbitration 189 (M. Waibel, A. Kaushal et al eds., Kluwer, 2010)

• "Good Behavior: The Transient and the Permanent," in Ethics in International Arbitration, 3 World Arbitration and Mediation Guide 283 (2009), adapted from Keynote Address to Institute of Transnational Arbitration, Dallas (June 2009)

• "Investment Claims and Arbitrator Comportment," in A Liber Amicorum: Thomas Wälde - Law Beyond Conventional Thought (J. Werner and A. Ali eds., CMP Publishing, 2009); adapted as "Arbitrator Integrity and Investor-State Disputes," in Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration and Mediation 100 (A. Rovine ed., 2010)

• "The International Currency of Arbitral Awards," in I International Arbitration 359 (Practicing Law Institute, 2008)

• "Framing the Case on Quantum," in Damages in International Arbitration, 2(4) World Arb. & Med. Rep. 59 (2008), adapted from Keynote Address to Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Dallas (June 2008)

• "Arbitrability and Tax," in Arbitrability in International Arbitration (L. Mistelis and S. Brekoulakis eds., 2008)

• "Non-Signatories and International Disputes: An Arbitrator’s Dilemma," in Multiple Parties, Multiple Problems (A. Rau, ed., OUP, 2008); adapted from "Non-Signatories and International Arbitration," in The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration (L. Newman and R. Hill, 2d ed. 2008)

• "Respecting the New York Convention," 18(2) ICC Bull. 65 (2007)

• "Determining Arbitral Jurisdiction: Timing and Finality," 8 Nev. L.J. 135 (2007)

• "The 1996 English Arbitration Act: A Ten Year Retrospective - Two Faces of Progress: Fairness and Flexibility in Arbitral Procedure," 23(3) Arb. Int’l 499 (2007)

• "Jurisdiction to Determine Jurisdiction," in International Arbitration 2006: Back to Basics?, ICCA Congress Series No. 13, at 55 (2007)

• "Procedural Default Rules Revisited," in Arbitration Insights 331 (J. Lew and L. Mistels eds., 2006)

• "Procedural Evolution in Business Arbitration," adapted from Arbitration of International Business Disputes, Chapter 1 (2006)

• "Treaty Obligations and National Law," 58 Hastings L. Rev. 251 (2006) (with A. Yanos)

• "The Procedural Soft Law of International Arbitration," in Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration 141 (L. Mistelis and J. Lew eds., 2006)

• "NAFTA Challenges," in Investment Treaty Law (F. Ortino, A. Sheppard and H. Warner, eds., 2006)

• "The Nature of Arbitral Authority: A Comment on Lesotho Highlands," 21(4) Arb. Int’l 483 (2005)

• "Private Disputes and the Public Good," 20(5) Am. U. Int’l L. Rev. 903 (2005)

• "The Good Arbitrator," 10 LCIA News 28 (Aug. 2005)

• "The French Influence on International Arbitration," in Contrasting Approaches to Global Business 107 (J.-M. Burguburu ed., 2005)

• "Saving the FAA," 4 Int'l Arb. News 10 (ABA, Summer 2004); reprinted 19(11) Int'l Arb. Rep. 27 (2004); 5 Int'l Arb. Quarterly L. Rev. 117 (Winter 2004)

• "Developments in International Commercial Dispute Resolution," 38 Int'l Law. 265 (2004) (with J. Coe, M. Friedman, D. Prager and S. Smith)

• "The International Currency of Arbitral Awards," in International Business Litigation and Arbitration, Vol. I, at 519 (Practicing Law Institute, 2004)

• "Irony in Intellectual Property Arbitration," 19(4) Arb. Int’l 451 (2003)

• "International Commercial Dispute Resolution," 37 Int'l Law. 445 (2003) (with A. Bjorklund and J. Coe)

• "Arbitrability and American Securities Law," in Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters, ASA Special Series No. 20, at 81 (G. Kaufmann-Kohler and V. Frossard eds., 2003)

• "The Contours of Arbitral Jurisdiction; Who Decides What?," 3 Int'l Arb. News 2 (ABA, Summer 2003); reprinted in 18(1) Int'l Arb. Rep. 21 (2003)

• "Amending the Federal Arbitration Act," 13 Am. Rev. Int’l Arb. 75 (2002); adapted as "The Specificity of International Arbitration: The Case for FAA Reform," 36 Vanderbitl J. Transn'l L. 1241 (2003)

• "The New Face of Investment Arbitration: NAFTA Chapter 11," 28 Yale J. Int'l L. 365 (2003)(co-authored with G. Aguilar Alvarez); reprinted 19 Int'l Arb. Rep. 39 (Jan. 2004); 5 Int'l Arb. Q. 25 (Spring 2004); 1 Revista del Circulo Peruano de Arbitraje 41 (2006), Adapted from ICCA Congress Series No. 11, International Commercial Arbitration: Important Contemporary Questions 392 (A.J. van den Berg ed. 2003)

• "Investor Nations as Host States under NAFTA Chapter 11," in Investment Treaties and Arbitration, ASA Special Series No. 19, at 9 (G. Kaufmann-Kohler and B. Stucki, eds., 2002)

• "Arbitration's Protean Nature: The Value of Rules and the Risks of Discretion" (2002 Freshfields Lecture), 19(3) Arb. Int'l 279 (2003); reprinted in 19 Int'l Arb. Rep. 30 (May 2004); 5 Int'l Arb. Quarterly 85 (Summer 2004); translated as "Naturaleza cambiante del arbitraje: El valor de las reglas y los riesgos de la discrecionalidad," 2 Revista Internacional de Arbitraje 11 (Enero-Junio 2005)

• "Complex Issues in International Arbitration," Texas Law. (4 Nov. 2002, Section 5)

• "Income Tax Treaty Arbitration," 10 George Mason L. Rev. 803 (2002); reprinted in 31 Tax Management Int'l J. 219 (2002); translated as "L'arbitrato lei trattati sulle imposte sui redditi," Rivista di Diritto Tributario Internazionale 3 (gennaio-dicembre 2003)

• "Arbitration and the Fisc: NAFTA's Tax Veto," 2 Chicago J. Int'l L. 231 (2001), reprinted in 16 Int'l Arb. Rep. 33 (May 2001) and 2002(1) Stockholm Arb. Rep. 21 (2002); adapted as "Arbitration and Tax Measures in North America," in Settlement of Disputes in Tax Treaty Law 565 (M. Lang & M. Züger, eds., 2002); "Expropriation and Taxation in the NAFTA," in Nafta Investment Law and Arbitration 93 (T. Weiler, ed. 2004)

• "Arbitration's Discontents: Of Elephants and Pornography," in Foundations and Perspectives of International Trade Law 258 (I. Fletcher, L. Mistelis & M. Cremona eds., 2001); reprinted in 17(3) Arb. Int'l 263 (2001) and 17 Int' Arb. Rep. 20 (Feb. 2002)

• "Why Courts Review Arbitral Awards," in Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft und Streiterledigung im 21. Jahrundert: Liber Amicorum Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel 595 (R. Briner, L. Y. Fortier, K.-P. Berger & J. Bredow eds., 2001); reprinted in 16 Int'l Arb. Rep. 27 (Nov. 2001)

• "Jurisdictional Issues in Financial Arbitration," in Festschrift für Otto Sandrock zum 70. Geburtstag 745 (K.P. Berger ed., 2000)

• "Making Sense of Financial Arbitration/Comprendre les enjeux de l’arbitrage financier," in Arbitration, Finance and Insurance/Arbitrage, Finance et Assurance 7 (ICC Pub. No. 627E, 2000)

• "Duty and Discretion in International Arbitration," 93 Am. J. Int'l L. 805 (1999); reprinted in 15 Int'l Arb. Rep. 28 (Jan. 2000); Japanese translation in 33 Seinan Gakuin L. Rev. 71 (2001); reprinted in 5 ICFAI J. ADR 43 (Apr. 2006)

• "The United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards," in Handbook of International Dispute Resolution 519 (B. Barin ed., 1999)

• "Bridging the Gap in Forum Selection: Harmonizing Arbitration and Court Selection Clauses," 8 Transant'l L. & Contemp. Problems 19 (1998)

• "Arbitration in Banking and Finance," 17 Annual Rev. Banking L. 213 (1998), reprinted in 1997; Y.B. Int'l Fin. & Econ. L. 141 (1999); adapted for Banks and Remedies 187 (W. Blair, ed., 2d ed. 1999)

• "The Interaction of Courts and Arbitrators in England," 1(2) Int'l Arb. L. Rev. 54 (1998), reprinted in 13 Int'l Arb. Rep. 21 (June 1998)

• "Determining Arbitral Jurisdiction: Allocation of Tasks Between Courts and Arbitrators," 8 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 133 (1997); reprinted in ADR Law J. 19 (Mar. 2000)

• "Documentary Credit Dispute Resolution: The Role of Arbitrators and Experts," 12 Int'l Arb. Rep. 15 (Nov. 1997); adapted as The UCP in Court, Documentary Credits Insight 11 (ICC, Winter 1997)

• "When and Why Arbitration Matters," in The Commercial Way to Justice 73 (G.M. Beresford Hartwell ed., 1997); reprinted in 13 Int'l Arb. Rep. 14 (Jan. 1998); adapted as "Text and Context in International Dispute Resolution," 15 B.U. Int'l L.J. 191 (1997)

• "The Relative Reliability of Arbitration Agreements and Court Selection Clauses," in International Dispute Resolution: The Reuglation of Forum Selection 3 (J. Goldsmith ed., 1997)

• "The Arbitrability Dicta in First Options v. Kaplan: What Sort of Kompetenz-Kompetenz Has Crossed the Atlantic?," 12(2) Arb. Int'l 137 (1996); reprinted in 11 Int'l Arb. Rep. 28 (Oct. 1996); 3 Rev. Arb. Med. 142 (2006)

• "L'Arbitrage en Matière Financière," 40 Rev. Jurisprudence Commerciale 41 (1996)

• "Neutrality, Predictability and Economic Cooperation," 12(4) J. Int'l Arb. 99 (1995)

• "Illusion and Reality in International Forum Selection," 30 Texas Int'l L.J. 135 (1995)

• "The Raison d'Etre of International Arbitration," 1995 Lov Og Rett 641 (Oslo, 1995)

• "Control Mechanisms in International Tax Arbitration," in Resolution of Tax Treaty Conflicts by Arbitration 35 (G. Lindencrona ed., I.F.A. Congress Series, 1994)

• "Particularités de l'arbitrage en matière bancaire et financière," 1994 Semaine Judiciaire (Geneva) 621 (1994)

• "Finality and Fairness in Tax Arbitration," 11(2) J. Int'l Arb.19 (1994)

• "L'arbitrage et le recouvrement des prêts consentis à des débiteurs étrangers," 37 McGill L. J. 375 (1992)

• "When the Borrower and the Banker Are at Odds: Arbitration and International Finance," 65 Tulane L. Rev. 1323 (1991)

• "Control Mechanisms in the Development of a Modern Lex Mercatoria," in Lex Mercatoria and Arbitration 143 (T. Carbonneau ed. 1990; revised 1998)

• "National Law and Commercial Justice," 63 Tulane L. Rev. 647 (1989); reprinted as "Judicial Controls in the Arbitral Process," 5(3) Arb. Int'l 230(1989)

• "National Legal Systems and Private Dispute Resolution," 82 Am. J. Int'l L. 616 (1988)

• "Private Adjudicators and the Public Interest: The Expanding Scope of International Arbitration," 12 Brooklyn J. Int'l L. 629 (1986)

• "Arbitrage Commercial et Contrats Internationaux," 45 Revue du Barreau 215 (1985) (with J. Paulsson)

• "The Influence of National Legal Systems on International Arbitration," in Resolving Transnational Disputes Through Arbitration 80 (T. Carbonneau ed., 1984)

• "Arbitration of International Contract Disputes," 39 Bus. Law. 1783 (1984)

• "Lex Loci Arbitri and International Commercial Arbitration," 32 Int'l & Comp. L.Q. 21 (1983); translated as "El arbitraje comercial internacional y la lex loci arbitri,"II Rev. C. Esp. Arb. 57 (1985)

• "French Codification of a Legal Framework for International Commercial Arbitration," 13 Goergetown J. L. & Pol. Int'l Bus. 727 (1981)

• "Judicial Supervision of Transnational Commercial Arbitration," 21 Harv. Int'l L.J. 87 (1980)

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