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Audley  Sheppard QC

Audley Sheppard QC

Clifford Chance LLP

London England, GBR


Audley Sheppard is a Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group at Clifford Chance LLP, based in London.

He specializes in the resolution of major disputes arising out of infrastructure and energy projects, and international trade and investment. He also sits as an arbitrator (over 30 appointments).

His professional activities include: Chairman of the LCIA Board; Visiting Professor, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, London; Editorial Boards of Business Law International, Journal of International Arbitration, International Arbitration Law Review; and Advisory Board, BIICL Investment Treaty Forum.

He is a former: Vice-President of the LCIA Court (2011-2016); Member of the ICC Court (2008 – 2012); Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2006-08); Rapporteur of the ILA Arbitration Committee (1996-2006).

He graduated with LLB (Hons) and B.Commerce (Victoria Univ. of Wellington, NZ) and LLM  (Cambridge, England).

He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 2015.

His recent publications include:

 'English Arbitration Act 1996" in "Concise International Arbitration' (Kluwer, 2015) (ed. Loukas Mistelis); ‘Commentary on UK Investment Treaty’, in “Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties” (OUP, 2013) (with Chester Brown); ‘Applicable substantive law’, in “Arbitration in England” (Kluwer, 2013) (eds Julian Lew & ors); ‘Human rights responsibilities in the oil and gas sector: applying the UN Guiding Principles’, in JWEL (2013, vol. 6, no 2) (with Rae Lindsey, Anthony Crockett & ors).

He has New Zealand and Ireland nationality.

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