Judith Levine is an independent arbitrator with over 20 years of dispute resolution experience in public international law, commercial contract disputes, investment arbitration, and sports cases. She brings valuable insight from her work in both private practice and at public institutions.
Judith has sat as arbitrator in over 30 disputes in a variety of contexts and industries, including banking, cosmetics, fashion, industrial design, insurance, IT, joint ventures, manufacture, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, sale of goods, and telecommunications. The cases have been governed by a variety of laws, (including England, France, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, and Switzerland) and administered by a variety of institutions (including ICC, PCA, SIAC, HKIAC and CAS). Judith is a member of the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal, and a Senior Member of the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Now based in Sydney, Judith’s prior professional experience included 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 disputes. Prior to joining the PCA, Judith worked in the arbitration group of White & Case in New York. Earlier in her career she served as a judicial fellow at the International Court of Justice, assistant adviser to Australia’s Attorney-General, a judge’s associate at the High Court of Australia, and a lecturer in contract law.
Judith has presented and published on issues of arbitral procedure, contracts, ethics, climate law, international law, and business and human rights. She is a Vice-President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a member of UNESCO’s High Level Panel of Legal Experts on the Anti-Doping Convention, and contributes to other professional associations and committees as detailed in her CV at www.levinearbitration.com. Who’s Who Legal identifies Judith as a global leader in arbitration and recognizes her reputation as a “clear standout name in the new generation of arbitrators” due to her “wealth of international experience”, “excellent judgement” and reputation for being “very smart, extremely well organized” and handling all matters “deftly”. Judith won “Arbitrator of the Year” at the 2020 and 2021 Australian ADR Awards.
Judith’s educational background has a combined Bachelor of Arts (French Major) and Bachelor of Laws (with University Medal) from the University of New South Wales in Australia and an LLM from New York University (Hauser and Fulbright scholar). At NYU she undertook a course on Art and the Law.
Jurisdiction: Australia, New York