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Louise Barrington is a chartered arbitrator and accredited mediator, legally qualified in Ontario, New York and England. A multicultural Canadian, she also holds a British passport. Ms Barrington is principal of Aculex Transnational Inc. She frequently acts as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator named by parties and by institutions, and has chaired ICC and ad hoc panels.
In addition to arbitrating, she also lends her expertise to the legal profession, both by teaching and by discreetly advising law firms on international arbitration practice. She has taught international, commercial, construction and arbitration law at University of Ottawa, King’s College London, City University of Hong Kong, LaTrobe in Melbourne and Georgetown in Washington. She has arbitrated or advocated in cases under ICC, HKIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, including wrongful dismissal, international sales, banking, licensing, construction and shareholder disputes. Ms Barrington established ICC Asia in Hong Kong, the first-ever regional office of the International Chamber of Commerce. In that role she acted as an arbitration resource for businesses from Pakistan to New Zealand.
Louise founded and continues to direct the annual Vis East International Arbitration Moot and is the founder and honorary president of ArbitralWomen. She is active in the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, having held elected office for years in Asia, and currently serves on the Education Committee in London. She is a member of ICC’s arbitration committees in Canada and Hong Kong, participates regularly in the Paris Commission meeting and chaired its Small Claims Guidelines committee. Ms Barrington speaks English and French fluently, plus conversational Spanish and a little German and Mandarin.
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