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Julian D M Lew

Julian D M Lew
Name and surname

Julian D M Lew

Professional titles
Queen’s Counsel (2003), Barrister-at-law, Middle Temple (1970-1981, 2005 - present), Solicitor of the Supreme Court (1981 - 2005), Attorney-at-law, State of New York (1985)

United Kingdom

  • English
  • French
  • Intellectual property law
  • International arbitration
  • International commercial law and international commercial contracts
  • International investment arbitration
  • Investment arbitration
Year of birth





United Kingdom


Julian is a full-time arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes. He accepts appointments as arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes.
He has been involved with international arbitration for more than 40 years as an academic, counsel and arbitrator. Before 2005, Julian was a partner and, for some years, the head of the international arbitration practice group of Herbert Smith.
Professional expertise includes international transactions affecting investments, purchase and sale of corporate entities and assets, joint ventures, oil and gas exploration, development and production agreements, research and development and promotions of pharmaceutical and chemical products, mining and concession arrangements, distribution, agency, licensing contracts, infrastructure and construction projects, international trade finance, trading arrangements with developing countries, EC law and arbitration arising out of all such transactions.
Julian has been appointed as a sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions and under UNCITRAL and Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution rules.


Joint editor of Arbitration in England with chapters on Ireland and Scotland (Kluwer 2013).

Joint editor of Pervasive Problems in International Arbitration (Kluwer 2006).

Joint editor of Parallel State and Arbitral Procedures in International Arbitration (ICC Publication 2005).

International and Comparative International Arbitration (Kluwer Law International 2003) (co-author with Mistelis and Kröll).

Series editor, International Arbitration Library Series (Kluwer Law International).

Applicable Law in International Commercial Arbitration (Oceana Publications 1978).

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