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 commercial entities) from all over the World. These cases involved Institutions and Rules such as ICSID, ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICDR, CAS, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, and UNCITRAL. The venues have included Paris, Singapore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Helsinki, New York, London, Washington DC, Panama, Johannesburg, Munich, Seoul, Miami, Geneva, Dublin, Port Louis, Dubai (incl. DIFC), Stockholm, Nassau, Honolulu, Brussels, Lausanne, Savannah GA, Tel Aviv and Zürich. He is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the International Basketball Federation (BAT) panel of arbitrators. In 2012 he was elected to the Governing Board of the International Counsel for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and served in that role until 2020. On conclusion of his term of office in 2020 he was appointed, for life, as an Advisory Board Member of ICCA.
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, 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. He was counsel for Dallah in the landmark case in the English Courts on the New York Convention against the Government of Pakistan. 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 panel of conciliators at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Recent examples of arbitrator appointments
Recent examples of counsel appointments
Published materials include numerous articles, chapters and case notes in several journals and loose-leaf publications on private international law, commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation in:
- Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (Paris)
- International Arbitration Law Review (London)
- Global Arbitration Review (London)
- The Journal of International Arbitration (Kluwer)
- Arbitration (CIARB)
- Dispute Resolution Journal (AAA)
- The Bar Review (Dublin)
- Commercial Law Practitioner (Dublin)
- the Law Society of Ireland Gazette
- The Maritime Advocate
- The Encyclopedia of International Commercial Litigation (Kluwer)
- Enforcement of Foreign Money Judgments (Juris)
- Attachment of Assets, (Juris)
- Mealey's International Arbitration Report
- the Newsletters of both the Litigation Committee and Arbitration Committee of the IBA
- the Irish chapter in the second edition of Arbitration World and co-authored the Irish chapter in the third edition
"He has co-authored the Ireland Chapter for the ICCA Handbook, together with chapters on Arbitration in the United Kingdom (Kluwer) and Arbitral Seats (OUP).
He was the founding General Editor of The European International Arbitration Review (Juris)."
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) at the Irish Bar