Adrian Winstanley: arbitrator, mediator, ADR consultant

Adrian Winstanley

Arbitrator, mediator, ADR consultant

Profile

Adrian Winstanley: arbitrator, mediator, ADR consultant
Adrian Winstanley is an English solicitor and CEDR-accredited mediator, now acting as independent arbitrator, mediator and consultant.

Adrian spent 17 years at the top of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), as Registrar, and as Director General and Executive Director. He has acquired unparalleled experience and expertise in every aspect of the conduct of international and domestic arbitration, mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and in the development and management of arbitration centres.

Adrian was awarded the OBE in June 2013 for services to international arbitration. In advance of his retirement from the LCIA in July 2014, Commercial Dispute Resolution Magazine wrote of him: ‘It would be hard to argue against the proposition that Winstanley is one of the chief architects of the success of London as a centre for international dispute resolution.’
As well as his native English, Adrian has good conversational Spanish and French.

Services

Arbitrator

Adrian is available for appointment as arbitrator in administered or ad hoc arbitration, as sole arbitrator, ‘wingman’, or Chair and whether selected by a party, by an institution or appointing authority, or by list procedure; in disputes arising from a wide range of contractual relationships including, but not limited to:

  • Commodity trading 
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Shipping and aviation 
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction & infrastructure
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Shareholders’ agreements; mergers and acquisitions

Adrian will seek to apply fee rates commensurate with the nature and value of the dispute and with the circumstances of the parties, and will aim to conduct proceedings as expeditiously as due process will allow. He will travel, as may reasonably be required, to any accessible venue for hearings.

Having played a key role in the establishment and operation of DIFC-LCIA (Dubai), LCIA-India (Delhi), and LCIA-MIAC (Mauritius), and being part of the rules-review committee of BCDR-AAA (Bahrain), he has a special insight into commercial arbitration in the Gulf, Asia, and Africa.

Adrian’s terms of engagement as arbitrator are available on request.

Mediator

Adrian is available for appointment as mediator in administered or ad hoc mediation, whether selected by the parties, by an institution or by an appointing authority, in disputes arising from a wide range of contractual relationships; as well as boundary disputes and libel.

Adrian will seek to apply fee rates commensurate with the nature and value of the dispute and with the circumstances of the parties. His terms of engagement as mediator are available on request.

ADR Consultant

Adrian offers a broad range of consultancy services, including, but not limited to:

Corporate counsel

  • assistance with drafting dispute resolution provisions; and 
  • guidance on the conduct, timeframe and cost of arbitration, mediation and other ADR procedures;

Arbitral Institutions

  • drafting new rules of arbitration and of other ADR procedures; and
  • advising on all operational matters;

Law firms

  • ‍assistance with the marketing of arbitration and ADR practices, including planning, drafting and presentations;
  • supporting teams advising clients on the establishment and operation of new arbitral centres; and
  • ad hoc participation as additional counsel or consultant in ongoing proceedings;

Government bodies and NGOs

  • expertise on every aspect of the establishment of new arbitration centres, from corporate structure to funding and finance; from good governance to hearing facilities; from marketing to personnel and premises, from rules to training; and
  • guidance on the conduct, timeframe and cost of arbitration, mediation and other ADR procedures.

Adrian’s terms of engagement are negotiable on a case-by-case basis.