William W. Park
R. Gordon Butler Scholar in International Law
President, London Court of International Arbitration
Interests: international tax and finance; conflict of laws; interaction of law and religion
Recognized worldwide for his work in commercial arbitration, Professor Park's publications include Arbitration of International Business Disputes (Oxford University Press), as well as the casebook International Commercial Arbitration and his treatises International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, International Forum Selection and Income Tax Treaty Arbitration.
Professor Park has chaired arbitral tribunals in Europe, China and the United States, with proceedings conducted in French as well as in English. He was appointed by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker as arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zürich, charged with resolving claims by Holocaust victims against Swiss banks, and as arbitrator on the London-based Appeals Tribunal of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, chaired by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger.
Early in his career, Professor Park practiced in Paris and taught at Cambridge University where he was a fellow at Selwyn College. He has held visiting appointments at the University of Dijon, University of Hong Kong, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and University of Geneva, and formerly served as director of Boston University’s Center for Banking and Financial Law.
Professor Park is now General Editor of Arbitration International and president of the London Court of International Arbitration. The President of the United States appointed Park to the Panel of Arbitrators for ICSID, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute. Currently he sits on the Board of the American Arbitration Association and the NAFTA Financial Services Roster. He is a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.