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Expert resume of Judith Gill QC

Partner at Allen and Overy LLP London

Judith Gill QC graduated in Jurisprudence from Worcester College, Oxford University and in 1985 qualified with Allen & Overy as a solicitor in the Litigation practice. In 1990 she obtained a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, with a distinction, and in 1998 qualified as a solicitoradvocate (Higher Courts - Civil). Judith is only the second woman solicitoradvocate to be appointed QC and the first with an international arbitration practice.

Judith practices in the area of international arbitration and is recognised as one of the leading practitioners in the field. She has conducted cases under various sets of rules and subject to many different systems of law. In particular she has experience of arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Federal Economic Chamber in Vienna, German Arbitration Institute (DIS) and London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), with seats including Paris, London, New York, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Geneva, Zurich and Budapest. She has particular experience of projects (particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors), joint ventures, distributorships, investor protection disputes, insurance claims and warranty claims. She acts regularly as lead advocate in arbitration cases. She also sits as an arbitrator, both sole and as a member of a panel of three arbitrators, in a variety of arbitrations on matters involving construction disputes, energy contracts, manufacturing, distributorship agreements and charterparties. She is a co-editor of the last three editions of the leading textbook Russell on Arbitration.

Judith is the immediate past Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vice-Chair of the International Commercial Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA Section of International Law (ABA International), a Director of the LCIA and former member of the LCIA Court, a Director of the SIAC, a Director of the AAA, Chair of the International Arbitration Club, Member of the ICC UK Arbitration Group, Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Market recognition: In July 2011 Judith won the award for 'Best in Commercial Arbitration' at Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards. Independent legal directors additionally comment: "The 'brilliant' Judith Gill QC is consistently singled out as a star performer" (Chambers UK 2012) (International arbitration); and "Group head Judith Gill QC has a superb reputation" (Legal 500 2011 (International arbitration)). "Judith Gill QC took silk in 2009, further confirming the strength of her advocacy, and is undoubtedly "one of the key reasons the firm attracts the highest quality of work," say clients." Chambers UK 2010.