Commercial & International

36 Commercial / International offers comprehensive Arbitration, Mediation and other forms of Dispute Resolution.

We are able to draw upon the wealth of experience and expertise of our barristers as commercial arbitrators, mediators, neutral evaluators, and as Counsel in Commercial Arbitration and meditation.

Arbitrators

The following members of the 36 Stone team act as arbitrators in international and domestic commercial arbitrations in both ad hoc references and institutional arbitrations conducted under all of the major institutional rules, including the rules of the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, HKIAC, SHIAC; SIAC, SCC, SCMA, UNCITRAL, WIPO, CIETAC, CAA, BANI, KLRCA, and ICDR.
John Reeder QC
Dr Colin Ong QC
Mary Thomson
Ravi Aswani
Elizabeth Blackburn QC
Doran Doeh
Colin Wright
Mark Jones
Vasanti Selvaratnam QC
Charles Debattista
Jamsheed Peeroo

Mediators

We provide mediators for international and domestic commercial, property and other civil disputes.

Why 36 ADR for Mediation?

  • Accreditation Our mediators have been trained and accredited by internationally recognised alternative dispute resolution institutions such as the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the London School of Mediation (LMS) and ADR Chambers (UK) Ltd.
  • Specialists You can select our mediators by area of legal expertise and/or experience. All our mediators are professional lawyers with considerable specialist experience in various fields.
  • Judicial experience Some of our mediators also sit as judges (part-time) in the Courts of England and Wales.
  • Mediation We can provide assistance by identifying (upon request) the best mediator(s) for your dispute. Our mediators provide:
    • Bespoke Mediation Rules
    • Draft Mediation Agreements
    • Pre-mediation conference calls with the parties or their representatives separately (or together should the parties so wish)
    • Mediations of such length as the parties wish
    • Should the parties so wish, further meetings and/or communications with the parties separately or together, where the initial mediation does not result in settlement
  • Facilities and staff support First class mediation facilities are available with friendly support staff at an outstanding location in Gray’s Inn, London, which has pleasant views overlooking historic gardens.

Early Neutral / Expert Evaluation

We can provide an early written assessment of some or all of the issues in dispute. This can occur where the parties wish to have the views of an agreed, appropriate independent person. In some cases, early neutral evaluation may be the most cost-effective and time-efficient option.

Conciliation

Our mediators may also be asked to act as Conciliators. As such, they would facilitate discussion between the parties, or propose a decision if the parties cannot reach one by themselves. Such proposed decisions, might or might not be binding depending on what the parties agree.

Areas of expertise

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Insurance and Reinsurance
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Shipping, Salvage & Collision
  • Telecoms                   
  • Commodities, International Trade and Finance
  • Distribution and Supply Contracts
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Offshore Disputes
  • Shipbuilding
  • Technology Transfer

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Gujuranti
  • Malay

Panel memberships

The following members of the 36 Stone team are arbitrator panel members or on the arbitrator data base of the following institutions:

AIAC: Mary Thomson

BALTIC EXCHANGE: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Charles Debattista

BANI: Colin Ong QC

BVI IAC: Elizabeth Blackburn QC

CIETAC: Mary Thomson

CAA: Mary Thomson

DIAC: Mary Thomson

HKIAC: Elizabeth Blackburn QC; Colin Ong QC, Charles Debattista; Mary Thomson

KoreaCAB: Mary Thomson

KLRCA: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Mary Thomson

LCIA: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Mary Thomson, Charles Debattista

LMAA: Supporting Members: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Vasanti Selvaratnam QC, Charles Debattista, Mary Thomson, Colin Wright, Mark Jones and Ravi Aswani

LOF: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Vasanti Selvaratnam QC

Pacific IAC: Elizabeth Blackburn QC

SCMA: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Colin Ong QC, Charles Debattista, Mary Thomson

SHIAC: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Charles Debattista, Mary Thomson

SIAC: Elizabeth Blackburn QC, Mary Thomson

The barristers at 36 Stone also have considerable experience of acting as Counsel in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations and mediations. Vasanti Selvaratnam QC and Ravi Aswani are recommended for International Arbitration by Chambers and Partners UK Bar and the Legal 500.

Our Commercial & International Team

Charles Debattista

Arbitrator & Mediator

Richard Wilson QC

Arbitrator & Mediator

Malcolm Taylor

Mediator

Vasanti Selvaratnam QC

Arbitrator & Mediator

John Reeder QC

Arbitrator & Mediator

Dr Colin Ong QC

Arbitrator

Doran Doeh

Arbitrator

Mary Thomson

Arbitrator & Mediator

Colin Wright

Arbitrator

Ravi Aswani

Arbitrator & Mediator

Mark Jones

Arbitrator

James Shirley

Arbitrator

Jamsheed Peeroo

Arbitrator

Thomas Steward

Arbitrator

Dan Tan

Arbitrator

David Altaras

Arbitrator