CIL Welcomes Professor Lucy Reed as New Director

01/07/2016 with [513 views] no comments

Lucy Reed

CIL is pleased to welcome Professor Lucy Reed, an internationally renowned practitioner-scholar of international law, as the Centre’s new Director. She has also been appointed as the first Professor of Practice at the NUS Faculty of Law.

Professor Reed was a partner from 2000-2016 with the international law firm of Freshfields, where she headed the international arbitration and public international law groups. She has represented private and public clients in more than 100 complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, focusing on energy and Asia disputes. She was awarded the 2014 Asia Women in Business Award for Best in Dispute Resolution.

Professor Reed is active as an arbitrator, and served as a Commissioner on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (the first Geneva Convention/international humanitarian law tribunal) and as Co-Director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (the first Holocaust claims tribunal). She has focused her pro bono work on gender violence issues.

Her career has also included several years of high-level public service. While with the US State Department, she served as the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague and a lead adviser on international claims and investment disputes. Later, as the first general counsel of the international organization KEDO (Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization) in New York, she led diplomatic and nuclear energy negotiations with North Korea.

Professor Reed is the former President of the American Society of International Law. She is a member of many professional bodies, including the ICC Court as Vice President, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre Court, and the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

She is author of numerous articles and co-author of three books: “A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules” (OUP 2014), “Guide to ICSID Arbitration” (2nd edition, Kluwer 2011) and “The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts” (3rd edition, Kluwer 2011). She delivered private international law lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2001.

Professor Reed was educated at the University of Chicago Law School (Juris Doctor 1977) and Brown University (Bachelor of Arts 1974). She is a member of the New York bar.