Klaus Reichert SC specialises in international arbitration and has worked on, both as lead counsel and as arbitrator (frequently as chair), in excess of 250 international disputes right across a broad spectrum of complex subject matters, industries and governing laws involving parties (often sovereigns, or state-owned commercial entities) from all over the World. He has particular experience arising from multiple cases administered by ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR and the PCA. He has sat in most of the major arbitral venues with a significant focus on cases located in the United States.. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the International Basketball Federation (BAT) panel of arbitrators.
He is a Member-at-Large of the Executive of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas) and was made a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitration (USA) in 2017. He has served on a number of bodies in the international legal domain including the IBA (Co-Chair of the Litigation Committee (2008-09), Council Member of the Legal Practice Division (2011-2018)), the International Commercial Arbitration Committee of the ILA, the European Users’ Council of the LCIA, the Governing Board of ICCA (2012-2020) and was a founder member of Arbitration Ireland – the Irish Arbitration Association. He was made a Silk (Senior Counsel) at the Bar of Ireland in 2010, and was involved as counsel in a large number of leading cases in the field of private international law before the Irish Courts. In 2008 he chaired the Host Committee for the ICCA Conference in Dublin to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Convention. During the Academic Year 2017-18 he was the Scholar in Residence at New York University School of Law Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law. In 2020 he was designated by the Government of Ireland to the ICSID panel of conciliators.
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1990 BCL, University College, Dublin
1992 Barrister-at-Law Degree, King's Inns, Dublin
Called to the Irish Bar
1996 Called to the English Bar (Middle Temple)
1998 Called to the Bar of Northern Ireland
2004 CEDR Accredited Mediator
Post Graduate Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London
2010 Senior Counsel (SC) (Member of the Inner Bar) at the Bar of Ireland