TagTime S02E10 – Judith Levine on “Arbitration in Absentia: How to Deal with Non-participation in International Disputes”
Judith Levine discussed “Arbitration in Absentia: How to Deal with Non-participation in International Disputes” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The video is available here and Judith Levine’s slides are available here. Judith was tagged by ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue; she in turn tagged Catherine Amirfar.
Judith Levine is an independent arbitrator with over 20 years of dispute resolution experience in the fields of public international law, foreign investment, and commercial contracts. She brings valuable insight from her work in both private practice and for public institutions.
Judith has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and co-panellist in disputes at the International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She is also a Vice President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, Australia’s National Sports Tribunal and the Disciplinary Board of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Now based in Sydney, Judith worked for over a decade at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague where, as Senior Legal Counsel, she administered some of the world’s most complex interstate, investor-state and contract disputes, including the Abyei, South China Sea, Yukos and Bangladesh Accord arbitrations. She also represented the PCA at UN climate talks and UNCITRAL Working Groups. Prior to joining the PCA in 2008, Judith practised international arbitration at White & Case LLP in New York, representing sovereign States and private parties. Earlier in her career, Judith served with the International Court of Justice, the Australian Attorney-General, and the High Court of Australia.
Judith has written and presented widely on diverse issues in dispute resolution, including arbitral procedure, investment arbitration, public international law, ethics, climate law, and business and human rights.
A national of Australia and Ireland, Judith obtained her Master of Laws from New York University (on a Hauser Global Scholarship and Fulbright Award) and a combined Bachelor of Arts (with French Major) and Bachelor of Laws (with University Medal) from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Who’s Who Legal identifies Judith as a leader in international arbitration, recognising her reputation for being “very smart, extremely well organised” and having “excellent judgement”.