Director of the School of International Arbitration | United Kingdom



Loukas Mistelis is an acknowledged authority on international dispute resolution. He has been listed as one of the “leading lights in international arbitration”, 45 under 45, amongst the top 15 highlighted members of the list and is also listed on the Who’s Who Commercial Arbitration since 2007. He is also a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and President of CEDRAC. His substantial arbitration experience covers ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, Swiss Chambers and Moscow cases.


Loukas Mistelis is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London where he is Director of the School of International Arbitration and the Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration. He is also a member of the QM Energy and Natural Resources Law Institute.


  • Secretary of the CISG-AC (Advisory Council of the Convention on Contract for the International Sale of Goods) from 2001 to the end of 2007;
  • Co-ordinator of the Queen Mary Case Translation Programme, part of the CISG Database (IALL Website Award 2002);
  • Co-director the International Arbitration Case Law Project; and
  • Member of the Academic Committees of Institute of Transnational Arbitration, the Investment Treaty Forum and Civil Mediation Council.


  • Greece (LLB, Athens 1991);
  • France (certificate in international and comparative human rights, IIHR, Strasbourg, 1990);
  • Germany (MLE, magna cum laude, 1992, and Dr iuris, summa cum laude, 1998, at Hanover Law School, Germany); and
  • Japan (certificate in Japanese international trade law, Keio University Law School, Tokyo, 1998).