John Beechey served as President of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) from January 2009 to June 2015. The International Court of Arbitration was founded in 1923 and is the largest arbitration institution in the world.
John was also was the founding partner of the Clifford Chance international arbitration practice and one of the first Solicitors to undertake the role of advocate before international arbitration tribunals.
His practice included advising governments, public sector entities, private sector corporations, employers, contractors and consultants on dispute resolution procedures and in respect of proceedings relating to international commercial contracts and investor-state disputes in all parts of the world.
He has also served as counsel and arbitrator in both ad hoc (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the rules of inter alia, the EDF, ICC, ICDR/AAA, ICSID, LCIA, PCA, SIAC and Stockholm Chamber. Appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List June 2016. Reference www.beecheyarbitration.com