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Dr Remy Gerbay, PhD (London), LLM (Georgetown), MA (Geneva Grad. Inst.), Maîtrise (Lyon)


Lecturer in Arbitration and International Commercial Law

Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields


Dr Remy Gerbay is a Lecturer in International Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.  He is also co-director of the LLM, PGDip and Certificate in international dispute resolution (online), and co-director of the executive course on investment law and arbitration.

Since joining the faculty in 2012, Remy has taught courses on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration in the LLM programme, as well as international commercial transactions in the undergraduate LLB programme (English law).  Remy has also taught as a visiting professor at SciencesPo (Paris), Georgetown University’s Center for Transnational Legal Studies (London), ESCP-EAP Business School (Paris), and University of Lyon.

Remy’s research focuses on arbitration institutions, arbitral decision-making, and legal theory. His publications have been cited by arbitral tribunals, courts, and leading arbitration commentaries.

Alongside his academic post at Queen Mary, Remy is also Partner at US law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in Washington DC, where he heads up the firm’s investment arbitration practice. As a practitioner, Remy has been recognized by the leading legal directories, including Legal 500 (UK, US, Latin America), and Who’s Who Legal.

Remy also frequently sits as arbitrator, having been appointed in over 30 arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, Swiss Chambers, DIAC, KIAC and VCCA rules (as co-arbitrator, emergency arbitrator, sole arbitrator and Chairperson).

Remy is a Vice President of the International Court of AFSA --South Africa’s arbitration institution, and a former Deputy Registrar of the LCIA and Acting Registrar of DIFC-LCIA.

Remy is a co-Chair of the American Society of International Law's Dispute Resolution Interest Group, and a former co-Chair of the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).  He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Arbitration and the ICC Bulletin, and a member of Georgetown University Law Center’s European Alumni Advisory Board.

Remy holds a PhD in international arbitration law from Queen Mary, an LLM from Georgetown Law (Fulbright Scholar; Dean’s Honors List), a Master's Degree from the Graduate Institute (University of Geneva), and a French law degree from the University of Lyon (High Honours). Remy is admitted to practice as an Attorney (New York & District of Columbia) and as a Solicitor (England and Wales).




  • Book (as co-editor and co-author): The ICSID Convention, Rules and Regulations: A Practical Commentary (Elgar Publishing, 2020)
  • Book (as co-author): Annulment and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards from a Comparative Law Perspective (Kluwer Law International, 2018)
  • Book (as sole author): The Functions of Arbitral Institutions (Kluwer Law International 2016)
  • Book (as co-author): Arbitrating Under the 2014 LCIA Rules (Kluwer Law International 2015)


  • Chapter (as co-author): “Judicial Deference to Decisions of Arbitral Institutions”, in Deference in International Commercial Arbitration: The Shared System of Control in International Commercial Arbitration, Franco Ferrari and Friedrich Rosenfeld (eds.) (Kluwer 2023)
  • Chapter (as co-author): “Stateless Law as a Psycho-Social Phenomenon: A Short Contribution to International Arbitration Theory”, in Achieving the Arbitration Dream: Liber Amicorum for Professor Julian D.M. Lew KC, Stavros Brekoulakis, Romesh Weeramantry, Lilit Nagapetyan (eds.) (Kluwer 2023)
  • Article: « Comment obtenir des tribunaux américains la production forcée de preuves (discovery) au profit d'un litige français ? » published on Actualités du Droit (Kluwer), March 2020 (co-authored)
  • Book Review: “Interest in International Arbitration, by Matthew Secomb”, Arb. Int’l (January 2020) (co-authored)
  • Co-author, article, “LCIA Perspectives: Views from the Continent,” Mealey's International Arbitration Report, LexisNexis (2019)
  • Co-author, chapter, “The London Court of International Arbitration,” in Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press 2019)
  • Book Review: “International Investment Law and History, by Stephan Schill et. al. (eds),  “, Journal of Int’l arb. (2019) (co-authored)
  • Co-author, article, “Awards, Orders and Other Types of Decisions: A commentary of the AAA/BCDR Arbitration Rules,” BCDR International Arbitration Review (2018)
  • Blog: “Due Process Paranoia (Part 2): Assessing the Enforcement Risk under the English Arbitration Act”, published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 20 February 2017 (co-authored)
  • Chapter (as sole author): “‘Literature Review? What Literature Review?!’ – The Influence of Legal Culture on Scholarship in International Arbitration,” in The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration, Stavros Brekoulakis, Julian Lew, Loukas Mistelis (eds.) (Kluwer 2016)
  • Chapter (as sole author): "The LCIA," in World Arbitration Reporter, Larry Shore and Loukas Mistelis (eds.) (Juris 2016)
  • Interview: “Arbitration —Looking Ahead to 2017”, Lexis Nexis PSL Arbitration (2016)
  • Case note: “ICSID award no replacement for annulled OHADA award (Getma v Guinea)”, Lexis Nexis PSL Arbitration (2016)
  • Blog: "Due Process Paranoia", published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 6 June 2016
  • Blog: “The LCIA’s New Guidance Notes – An (uneasy) Exercise in Relative Normativity”, published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 1 September 2015
  • Interview: “LCIA Arbitration in the 21st Century - An Insider’s Perspective”, Lexis Nexis PSL Arbitration (2015)
  • Interview: “Commercial Arbitration Annual Review -UK”, Financier Magazine (2015)
  • Interview: “Is arbitration (really) losing its edge?”, Lexis Nexis PSL Arbitration (2015)
  • Article (as sole author): “Is the End Nigh Again? An Empirical Assessment of the 'Judicialization' of International Arbitration,” 25 Am. Rev. Int'l Arb. 223 (2014)
  • Article (as sole author): "Neither Savile Row Nor Quite Vivienne Westwood: The Verdict on the 2014 LCIA Arbitration Rules," 2014 (4) Paris J. of Int’l Arb. 675 (2014)
  • Article, “How Does a New Arbitrator Get Their First Appointment?”, Lexis Nexis PSL Arbitration (2014)
  • Chapter (as sole author): "London Court of International Arbitration," in Arbitration in England, Julian D.M. Lew, H. Bor, G. Fullelove, Joanne Greenaway (eds.) (Kluwer 2013)
  • Empirical survey (as co-author): “International Arbitration Survey 2013: Corporate choices in International Arbitration,” Empirical survey sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Queen Mary, University of London (2013)
  • Conference paper: “DIFC-LCIA & LCIA India: Between Universalism and Regionalism”, Presentation at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London (2012).
  • Chapter (as co-author) “International Fraud and Asset Tracing – France,” with Denis Chemla, European Lawyer Reference Series (2011).

Public Engagement

  • Of Evolutions and Revolutions: Looking Back at Five Decades of ICSID Arbitration Practice, Washington D.C. 2020
  • Present and future of International Arbitration in Bulgaria, European League for Economic Cooperation, Sofia Bulgaria 2019
  • UK/US Cross-border litigation summit, 2018 and 2019
  • Seventh Annual Damages in International Arbitration Conference – Looking Back, Looking Forward: Evolution and Trends, London 2018
  • Annulment and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards from a comparative law perspective, Brussels 2018
  • Who's Who Legal Future Leaders: Arbitration Conference, London 2018
  • Legal Business’ Annual International Arbitration Summit, London 2016
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Below-40 Annual Conference, Zurich 2016
  • Joint UNCITRAL – Ljubljana Arbitration Centre Annual Conference, Slovenia 2016
  • 27th Annual General Counsel Conference, New York City 2015
  • 30th Anniversary Conference of the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University, London 2015
  • LCIA YIAG - Vis Moot Symposium, Vienna 2015 and 2016
  • Joint IBA and LCIA YIAG arbitration symposium, Washington DC 2015
  • Prague Arbitration Roundtable (Keynote speaker), Prague 2015
  • Belgian Arbitration Association (CEPANI) arbitration luncheon, Brussels 2014
  • LCIA YIAG training seminar, Kampala 2014
  • Joint IBA and LCIA YIAG arbitration symposium, Paris 2014
  • Kigali International Arbitration Centre Annual Conferences, Kigali 2013 and 2014
  • New Voices in Commercial Law, Paris 2013
  • Young-ICCA conference on witness testimony in arbitration, Slovenia 2013
  • ICC-YAF conference on impartiality of arbitrators, Dubai 2013
  • ICC-YAF, conference on class action in international arbitration, Madrid 2012
  • British Institute of Comparative and International Law, conference on regionalism in international arbitration, London 2012
  • University of Warsaw, arbitration symposium, Warsaw 2011.

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