Louise Barrington is a dispute resolver with 30 years of experience. Her career includes private practice, teaching, consulting and sitting as an arbitrator and accredited mediator. She is legally qualified in Ontario, New York and England with a Maitrise in European Law from the University of Paris II (Assas). A Canadian, she also holds a British passport, speaks fluent French and has a working knowledge of Spanish.
She has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator named by parties and institutions, and as tribunal president, in both ad hoc and institutional cases in Asia, Europe and America. In her approximately 100 arbitration cases she has resolved cases involving sales, construction, banking, franchises, wrongful dismissal, intellectual property, agency and shareholder disputes. She is a panel member for ICC, HKIAC, CIArb, ICDR, VIAC, CIETAC. DIAC, BCCIA and a number of other regional arbitration institutions.
Over three decades she has combined arbitration practice with academic work spanning four continents. Louise taught on the faculties of City University and Chinese University of Hong Kong. She directed the LLM Programme in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College London and is currently Director of the Dispute Resolution Module for the Swiss International Law School’s LLM in International Commercial Law. She directs and delivers courses in Asia, Europe and South America, and regularly teaches at Osgoode Law School. She is a faculty member of the first TCAS arbitration course currently taking place in Toronto.
Louise is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, a member of the East Asia Branch Committee of the Chartered Institute, and formerly chaired the International Arbitration Committee of Lawasia. She founded and continues to direct the Vis East Moot International Arbitration Competition (www.cisgmoot.org) , and is a co-founder of ArbitralWomen (www.arbitralwomen.org).