International Advisory Board

The members of Arbitration Ireland’s International Advisory Board provide high-level counsel on how Ireland can increase its profile as a seat for international arbitration. The members are senior lawyers with a commitment to bringing arbitration to Dublin.

Donald F. Donovan

Donald F. Donovan is partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, New York. Donald serves as Co-Head of the International Disputes Group with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

John L. Gardiner

John L. Gardiner is partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York. John serves as Co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group.

Lucy Reed

Before joining the Centre for International Law and the law faculty of the National University of Singapore in July 2016, Lucy practised in New York and Asia.

Audley Sheppard

Audley Sheppard QC is a partner at Clifford Chance, LLP, London. He is also Chair of the LCIA Board.

Pierre Yves Tschanz

Pierre Yves Tschanz is a partner at Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva. He has been admitted to the Bar in Paris, New York and Geneva, and has served as an arbitrator in over 100 cases.

Honorary Member Mr. Justice Brian J. McGovern

Mr. Justice McGovern is a judge of the Court of Appeal and an honorary member of Arbitration Ireland. While at the Bar he had an extensive civil law practice involving arbitration. He was, for a time, the designated Arbitration Judge under the Arbitration Act 2010.

Donald F. Donovan

Donald F. Donovan is partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, New York. Donald serves as Co-Head of the International Disputes Group with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

John L. Gardiner

John L. Gardiner is partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, New York. John serves as Co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group.

Lucy Reed

Before joining the Centre for International Law and the law faculty of the National University of Singapore in July 2016, Lucy practised in New York and Asia.

Audley Sheppard

Audley Sheppard QC is a partner at Clifford Chance, LLP, London. He is also Chair of the LCIA Board.

Pierre Yves Tschanz

Pierre Yves Tschanz is a partner at Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva. He has been admitted to the Bar in Paris, New York and Geneva, and has served as an arbitrator in over 100 cases.

Honorary Member Mr. Justice Brian J. McGovern

Mr. Justice McGovern is a judge of the Court of Appeal and an honorary member of Arbitration Ireland. While at the Bar he had an extensive civil law practice involving arbitration. He was, for a time, the designated Arbitration Judge under the Arbitration Act 2010.