Judith Gill KC
Singapore-based arbitrator with extensive experience
in International Commercial Arbitration
2015 - 2018 (Singapore)
2001 - 2011; 2012 - 2014 (Head of international arbitration group)
Judith was the first woman to be appointed President of the LCIA, and the second female solicitor-advocate to take silk. She has also taken an active role in key institutions, as a director and drafter of the 2020 LCIA arbitration rules and 2010 SIAC rules.
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies: Fellow
ICCA: Governing Board Member
LCIA: Board Director and Honorary Vice President of the LCIA Court
Seoul IDRC International Advisory Board
IBA Arbitration Committee: Co-Chair and Advisory Committee member
International Arbitration Club: Chair
ICCUK Arbitration Group: Member
LCIA Court: President
SIAC: Board of Directors Member
ICCA: Vice President
'The Public Policy Exception Under Article V.2(b) of the New York Convention: Lessons from Around the World' (2016) 18(2) Asian Dispute Review 74 (co-author).
'The Development of Legal Argument in Arbitration: Law as an Afterthought - Is it Time To Recalibrate Our Approach?' in David D Caron et al (eds), Practising Virtue: Inside International Arbitration (OUP 2015).
Judith has acted as both sole arbitrator and as a member of a three-person panel. Her experience includes joint venture agreements, corporate sale and purchase agreements, construction and infrastructure disputes, energy contracts, manufacturing, distributorship agreements, technology agreements and a variety of other commercial agreements. She also sits as arbitrator on investment treaty disputes. Judith has conducted cases under numerous sets of rules, such as:
AAA / ICDR
Presiding arbitrator in a dispute concerning contractual obligations with respect to equipment used for offshore drilling operations in Africa
Member of tribunal in two related AAA/ICDR arbitrations concerning the development and production of aircraft technology.
Presiding arbitrator in a dispute concerning the terms of supply of aviation parts.
Tribunal member of a panel hearing a gas price review dispute involving supplies in Asia.
Party appointed arbitrator in a dispute concerning inventorship rights in patented technology and alleged breach of an NDA.
Party appointed arbitrator in a dispute concerning the licensing of patents in the power industry and the effect of change of control provisions.
Appointed as chair of an ICSID Additional Facility case brought by a real estate investor against a South-East Asian state.
Party appointed arbitrator in proceedings brought by an investor in the waste disposal industry against a European state.
Party nominated arbitrator in a dispute between Egyptian parties concerning seismic exploration.
Presiding arbitrator in a dispute between Polish companies concerning the proposed development of wind turbine operations.
Sole arbitrator in an arbitration between two Saudi Arabian companies concerning claims for liquidated damages for late delivery of products.
Party appointed arbitrator in a substantial shareholder dispute concerning the rights of directorship and management of an Indian business in the automotive industry and the impact of parallel litigation in the Indian courts.
Sole arbitrator in expedited proceedings concerning the purchase by a Chinese entity of hydrocarbon products. Issues arising included whether the relevant contract had come into existence and identities of the parties to it.
Party appointed arbitrator in a joint venture dispute in the F&B industry with substantial claims arising under a shareholders' agreement against the background of a proposed IPO.
Presiding arbitrator in a dispute between South Korean and Vietnamese parties concerning a joint venture in the entertainment industry.
Presiding arbitrator in a dispute administered by the PCA concerning entitlement to acquire ownership of shares in a corporate entity.
Party appointed arbitrator in an arbitration administered by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and between a multinational oil company and an African state entity.