Sir Peter Cresswell, QC
Sir David Steel

SteelJudicial career

  • Judge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts London 1998- 2011
  • Judge in charge of the Commercial and Admiralty Courts 2004-2006
  • Chairman of European Commercial Judges Forum 2009-2011
  • Associate judge of the Dubai International Financial Centre 2011 –
  • Associate Judge of the World Tribunal Dubai 2012 -
  • Lloyd’s Salvage Appeal Arbitrator 2011 -

Career at English Bar

  • Called to the Bar 1966
  • Commercial law practitioner 1968-1998
  • Head of chambers at 2/4 Essex Court 1995-1998
  • Junior counsel to the Treasury 1978-1981
  • Bencher of Inner Temple 1995
  • Also appeared in courts of Singapore, Hong Kong, Gibraltar and US.

Other experience

  • Associate of Coudert Brothers New York – 1967 to 1968
  • Presiding Judge of the Western Circuit – 2004 to 2006
  • Member of panel of Lloyd’s Arbitrators – 1990 to 1998
  • Commissioner for Wrecks – 1990 to 1998
  • Conducted Judicial Training in Thailand, Kazakhstan, Abu Dhabi and Dubai
  • Member of the Advisory Committee on Legal Education 1995 to 1998


  • Temperley on Merchant Shipping Acts
  • Kennedy on Salvage
Dr Christoph Liebscher

LiebscherAfter finishing his legal training, Christoph Liebscher quit the law. He acquired an MBA at Insead (Fontainebleau) and for 6 years he gained hands-on business and management experience with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe.

Thereafter, he returned to the legal profession. Over 15 years ago he started the arbitration practice at a major CEE law firm and, together with his team, he developed it into a well-recognized player in the international arbitration scene in CEE. In 2014, he handed the arbitration team over to his successor, one of the members of his team, and set up Liebscher Dispute Management.

Christoph Liebscher has over 30 years of experience in more than 300 disputes, about half of them international arbitrations. He has acted under a substantial number of different arbitral rules as counsel and arbitrator. In addition, he has appeared before Austrian and other courts in Europe as well as before international bodies.

Ben Beaumont, FRICS, FCIArb, FDBF

ben-beaumontBen Beaumont FRICS FCIArb MDBF, is a barrister and chartered surveyor.

He was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 1982.

He has been sitting as an arbitrator since 1985, both as sole arbitrator and as a member of the three-man tribunal. The value of the disputes has ranged from the miniscule to a figure in excess of US$50 million. He has also been appointed as an adjudicator and to act in dispute adjudication and determination board panels.

He is a TECBAR arbitrator, adjudicator and dispute board member. He has been appointed mediator on various occasions. He accepted an invitation to join the FIDIC President’s list of adjudicator’s in 2012.

He is currently a member of a three person Tribunal established under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules together with Peter Chapman and John Marrin QC to determine a dispute arising out of the construction of a pipeline network.

He is Chairman of the Arbitration Club and the Adjudication Society and Chair of the Management Committee of the Dispute Board Federation.

Laurent Niddam
Dimitrios Ioannidis, Esq.

 Dimitrios IoannidisMr. Ioannidis is a founding member of Roach, Ioannidis & Megaloudis, LLC and practices primarily in the areas of International Law and business transactions, Civil Litigation and Real Estate. Mr. Ioannidis is a 1986 graduate of Boston University and a 1990 graduate of Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1990 is a member of the Hellenic Bar Association.

Mr. Ioannidis was appointed counsel to the Consulate General of Greece in Boston, MA, in 1992, and to the Federation of Hellenic-American Societies of New England in 1992 and the Hellenic American National Council, USA in 1995. He has extensive due diligence experience involving matters in Greece and has worked on many cases as an expert witness and/or consultant, including a case that involved the death of a passenger who fell overboard from one of the largest cruise ships in the world off the Coast of Greece. He also has done investigations for large financial institutions on matters in Greece and was a consultant to U.S. security firms on projects including the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and other security matters. He was retained as an expert witness on several cases, including a case for the U.S. Attorney’s office and large U.K. banking institution where he testified in the Supreme Court of Judicature, Queens Bench Division of London, U.K. Over the years he has represented the Greek Government, the Hellenic Navy and other U.S. and foreign based multinational companies on international business transactions and regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the areas of corporate, trade and customs and intellectual property. He is the author of many articles on the Greek Tax Code and Investments in Greece and is a regular Columnist of a Greek legal magazine, Sinigoros, based in Athens, Greece. He often lectures at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Anatolia College of Thessaloniki, Greece, Deree College of Athens, Greece, the University of Patra, Greece and was a member of a panel presentation on issues of international business transactions at Boston University School of Law.