Toby Landau QC is a barrister and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, New York, British Virgin Islands, and Northern Ireland (and licensed to practise in the DIFC).
Both as counsel and arbitrator, he has extensive experience in Foreign Investment; International Trade; Joint Ventures; Power and other large scale infrastructure projects; Oil & Gas; Telecommunications; Shipping; Sports law; Agency and distribution; Conflict of Laws; and Public International Law.
He has argued over 280 major international arbitrations worldwide, as well as appearing regularly before the English Courts at all levels. In particular, he has argued many of the leading cases under the Arbitration Act 1996 (which he co-drafted), including several ground-breaking cases before the UK Supreme Court (Jivraj v Hashwani, and Dallah v Govt of Pakistan). He has also appeared before a number of foreign Courts, including the Pakistan Supreme Court (Hubco v WAPDA) and the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean (BVI). In April 2012, he was appointed to the Panel of Counsel of the Attorney-General of Singapore.
As Arbitrator, he has sat in over 80 major international cases, including appointments as President and Co-Arbitrator in numerous ICSID, NAFTA and ad hoc investor-State disputes (e.g. Impregilo v Pakistan; Biwater v Tanzania; GEA v Ukraine; Gustav Hamester v Ghana; Cambodia Power v Kingdom of Cambodia; Hussain Sajwani, Damac & ors v Egypt; Apotex v USA; Renta 4 / Rovime Investments v Russian Federation) and institutional and ad hoc commercial arbitration cases worldwide (including ICC; LCIA; Stockholm Chamber of Commerce; Netherlands Arbitration Institute; International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber; ARIAS; CCIG (Swiss Rules); UNCITRAL).
He is a Director of the LCIA; Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); Fellow (previously Trustee) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Arbitrator; long-standing UK Delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (where he has played a key role in drafting the UNCITRAL Rules 2010 and amendments to the Model Law). He was one of the draftsmen of the English Arbitration Act 1996, the Pakistan Arbitration Ordinance of 2005; the Mauritius Arbitration Act of 2008; and the 2010 IBA Rules on Evidence. He currently serves on the IBA sub-committee responsible for updating the 2004 IBA Rules on Conflicts of Interest.
He is Visiting Professor in international arbitration law at Kings College London, and has lectured and published widely in this field (including the 2011 Freshfields Lecture; the 2010 Kaplan Lecture in Hong Kong; the 2009 Clayton Utz / University of Sydney Lecture in Sydney). He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Pakistan College of Law in Lahore, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Arbitration; the ICSID Review–Foreign Investment Law Journal and the Journal of Arab Arbitration (amongst others). He holds a first-class law degree and a first class BCL from Oxford University (Eldon Scholar), and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School (Kennedy Scholar).
In 2011, he received the Chambers & Partners Award for “Silk of the Year” in international arbitration. Prior to taking Silk in 2008, he won the Chambers & Partners Award for “Junior Barrister of the Year” in international arbitration in 2005 and in 2007 (and was short-listed in 2006). In 2012, he was ranked 8th in the Who’sWhoLegal Global Ranking of the most highly regarded individuals worldwide in arbitration, and 4th in 2011.