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Practice Summary

Alan Redfern is a highly experienced international commercial arbitrator.  He has conducted over 100 international arbitrations, covering a wide variety of disputes, including insurance and reinsurance claims; research, development and distribution claims; international joint venture agreements; damage claims in different areas of activity, including plant supply, computer software, telecommunications and financing; international construction projects; oil and gas industry claims, both onshore and off-shore; and international defence contracts. Alan Redfern has also given expert evidence in matters relating to international arbitration.

Alan has just stepped down as a Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. He is a former non-executive Director of the LCIA.  He is co-author of Redfern and Hunter on "International Arbitration", (sixth edition published in the autumn of 2015) and he devised the Redfern Schedule, which is now used in arbitral proceedings worldwide.

Alan Redfern gave the annual Queen Mary College/Freshfields lecture (on dissenting opinions) in 2004 and the annual Master's Lecture of the Company of Arbitrators in the following year. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Bar Association. He is on the international panel of arbitral institutions in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and elsewhere.

Alan is ranked in Band 1 of International Arbitration: Arbitrators in Chambers UK 2019, which states that he is “Very well respected and a lovely man”; whilst The Legal 500 2018-19 refers to him as “A truly outstanding international arbitrator – he is thorough, diligent and seems to enjoy his cases.” Chambers UK 2014 stated that he is "as good as it gets and has an enormous arbitral practice".  Chambers and Partners 2016 stated "He always displays a combination of considerable experience, expertise and serenity."  "He is fantastically effective and very good at running arbitrations."  The Legal 500 in 2015 said:  "He has an enquiring mind, a quick grasp of the issues and is unflappable in stormy hearings".