Honorable Members

Christoph Schreuer is working as an independent expert and arbitrator in investment cases – at the last count, in more than 50 major investment arbitrations. He is a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and Arbitrators. Christoph Schreuer has an abundance of experience as arbitrator under the rules of ICSID and UNCITRAL. Also, he is the author of numerous expert opinions rendered in investment arbitrations. Christoph authored numerous books and articles in the field of investment arbitration, including “The ICSID Convention: A Commentary” (Cambridge University Press, First Edition in 2001; Second Edition in 2009; Third Edition in preparation) and “Principles of International Investment Law” (Oxford University Press, First Edition in 2008; Second Edition in 2012; with R. Dolzer; Third Edition in preparation). Most recently in 2020, he published the book “International Protection of Investments – The Substantive Standards” (Cambridge University Press, 2020; with A. Reinisch).

He is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna (Dr. iur. 1966), Cambridge (LL.M. 1970) and Yale (J.S.D. 1979). During his academic career he was a Professor of Law at the Universities of Salzburg, the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Vienna, as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Graz.

Please see further the ICSID profile of Prof. Schreuer.

Wenhua Shan graduated as a PhD from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and currently works as Yangtze River Chair Professor of International Economic Law (by Ministry of Education, China). He is the Dean of both the School of Law and the School of International Education, Xi’an Jiaotong University. Professor Shan’s main field is international and comparative law, particularly commercial, investment, trade and arbitration laws. He has published over a dozen books by leading English and Chinese publishers including Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and numerous articles in journals such the European Journal of International Law and American Journal of Comparative Law.

As a “State Distinguished Expert” selected by the Central Government of China, Expert Member of the Supreme People’s Court International Commercial Expert Committee, Conciliator of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Professor Shan has practiced international and Chinese laws since 1992. He has led a team to provide comprehensive support for the Chinese government on certain key investment treaty negotiations, and for CIETAC in the drafting of the CIETAC International Investment Arbitration Rules. He also frequently advises foreign governments, international organizations, and transnational corporations on international investment, trade and arbitration matters.

Professor Shan is Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, UK; a Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL, The Hague); a Member of the American Law Institute. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (OUP); Editor-in-General of the “China and International Economic Law Series” (Hart) and “Silk Road Studies in International Economic Law” (Martinus Nijhoff/BRILL); and a Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (OUP). He is also an Expert of the WEF/ICTSD E15 Task Force on Investment Policy, an International Advisor for the Fourth Restatement of the U.S. Foreign Relations Law, and a Core Adviser for the IBA Subcommittee on Investment Treaty Arbitration. Within China, he is the Executive President of the China International Investment Arbitration Forum (CIIAF), Vice President of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law (CSIEL); and an Executive Councilor of the Chinese Society of International Law. He also serves as the President of the Shaanxi Provicne Commission for the Selection and Disciplining of Judges and Prosecutors, Vice President of the Shaanxi Province Law Society. Professor Shan is among others a frequent speaker and has talked at the WTO Public Forum (Investment Facilitation), European Parliament (Testimony on EU-China investment treaty), International Congress of Comparative Law (General Report on the Protection of Foreign Investment), International Congress of Commercial Arbitration (investment treaty reform), Energy Charter Ministerial Conference (ISDS Reform), UNCTAD/APEC Regional IIA Training Course, Eastern Economic Forum.

Dorothee Ruckteschler is an independent arbitrator focusing on corporate law and post-M&A disputes, as well as complex commercial disputes. Prior to setting up her own arbitrator’s practice, she had for 20 years a leading role in the international arbitration practice of CMS. In this function, she was instrumental in the opening of CMS Germany’s Hongkong office specializing in arbitration in 2016. Dorothee has vast experience in all types of international arbitration involving parties from all over the world and a wide range of arbitration institutions. She has a deep intercultural understanding, developed not least during her extensive travels in China and through her position as Vice Chair of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the IPBA. She also is the Alternate German Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration since 2018.

Dorothee studied French at the University of Grenoble, France and is a graduate of the University of Freiburg (Dr jur 1987). She also was a Research Fellow at Harvard Law School.

For more information: see Dr Dorothee Ruckteschler – Independent arbitrator and lawyer – Dorothee Ruckteschler Dispute Resolution

Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz is a founding partner and heads the Dispute Resolution practice group at Pitkowitz & Partners. He is also President of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).

Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz is one of the leading international practitioners in the field of Dispute Resolution. He has acted as party representative and arbitrator in well over 130 international arbitrations, ranging from small to multi-billion dollar cases, based in Europe, the USA and Asia. Dr. Pitkowitz has experience with various industries, such as energy and commodities, automotive, telecommunications, arts, (postal) M&A, as well as real estate and construction law. Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz graduated from the University of Vienna (Mag. jur. and Dr. jur.) and the University of St. Gallen (MBL-HSG) and is also certified as a mediator. Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz is an arbitrator and panel member of all leading arbitration institutions, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Committee of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA) and member of the Casablanca International Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CIMAC). Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz lectures regularly and is the author of a number of publications. These include a monograph on the setting aside of arbitral awards and the Handbook on Third Party Funding in International Arbitration. He is also co-editor of the annual Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration and co-organiser of the Vienna Arbitration Days.

A Senior Counsel, Chartered Arbitrator and former Judicial Commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court, Christopher Lau is recognised as “obviously one of the most experienced arbitrators in Singapore” (Chambers Global Guide 2019) and is ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of the Most In Demand Arbitrators in the Asia-Pacific Region. His arbitration practice encompasses investment as well as all aspects of commercial disputes including construction, corporate, energy, pharmaceuticals, maritime, aerospace, communications, insurance, military & defence procurements involving the laws of various common and civil law jurisdictions. Amounts in dispute in several arbitrations exceeded some billion US Dollars. He has also acted as mediator in both international and domestic commercial disputes.

Christopher is a Vice President of the LCIA Court and a member of, among others, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, KCAB’s International Arbitration Committee, the Council of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration and the Global Advisory Board of the New York International Arbitration Centre.

For his full CV please visit https://3vb.com/barrister/christopher-lau-sc-singapore/.