Clive M Schmitthoff Professor and Director, QMUL-UNIDROIT Institute of Transnational Commercial Law, Queen Mary University of London
Loukas is an academic, attorney and arbitrator focused on art law, media, investment and commercial law. He is a founding member as well as managing partner of Mistelis & Haddadin and senior Faculty of the Arts Business and the Law LLM Programme at Queen Mary University of London, teaching graduate courses on Art Law, Arts Dispute and their Resolution but also teaching on International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. He is the author of Comparative International Commercial Arbitration, Concise International Arbitration and twelve other books and more than 70 articles. Forthcoming publications include an article on philosophical foundations of ISDS and a book on the evolution of arbitrator as a profession. Loukas is a frequent speaker and has published on issues related to art law and business, cultural heritage, stolen or illegally exported cultural objects and private art collections.
Loukas’ law practice has included arbitration and mediation since 1997, being a member of the Athens Bar Association since 1992 and FCIArb. He has served as Arbitrator in a wide range of more than 70 art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, President of the Court of the Cyprus Eurasia Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Centre (CEDRAC), member of the International Board of the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, expert of P.R.I.M.E., Finance Member of the LCIA, JCAA and many other arbitral institutions and associations. He was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020. He has also held visiting teaching appointment at NYU Law School, Columbia Law School, National University of Singapore, Keio University, LUISS, Catholic University of Portugal, Washington College of Law, American University, Mitchell Hamline University, Maastricht University, University of Warsaw, Donetsk State University and many other universities.
Loukas educational background includes: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School (LLB), Leibniz University of Hannover (MLE), Keio University (certificate in Japanese international trade law), International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg (Certificate and teaching certificate). Languages: English, German, Greek, good knowledge of French and basic Russian, Polish and Spanish.
He is former Director of the School of International Arbitration (2002-2019), co-founder and Chair of the London International Disputes Week, and has also conducted a series of empirical surveys into corporate attitudes towards dispute resolution. He is listed in the Who’s Who International Arbitration since 2006 and is classified as global thought leader. He has also received the GAR award for best arbitration lecture in 2013.
Jurisdiction: U.K.; Greece