Ben Giaretta

Partner and Co-head of the International Arbitration team at Fox Williams LLP, Fox Williams LLP
Ben Giaretta is a Partner and the Co-Head of International Arbitration at Fox Williams LLP. He is the current Chair of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and he is on the panels of arbitrators of several arbitration institutions, including the SCCA, SIAC and the HKIAC. He lectures on international arbitration at the University of Aberdeen and for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

His experience spans many industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining, petrochemicals, telecommunications, shipping, finance, insurance, construction, engineering and infrastructure. He has represented clients on disputes throughout the world, including Europe, Africa and the Americas, and particularly in Asia: he lived and worked in Singapore for seven years. He appears as counsel in international arbitration and often sits as an arbitrator: he has been appointed as sole arbitrator, party nominated arbitrator, presiding arbitrator and emergency arbitrator, on many occasions. 
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Questions for potential arbitrators
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the purpose and value in obtaining information on potential arbitrators. It sets out possible questions to consider asking potential candidates and details on the means by which such information may be gathered, such as arbitration questionnaires and resources that collate data on arbitrators. It considers the drawbacks, such as confirmatory bias that may arise due to the use of pre-arbitration questions.

Singapore Convention on Mediation
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation or the Singapore Convention. The convention provides a framework for the enforcement of international settlement agreements resulting from mediation. This Practice Note explores which countries have signed the convention and their obligations under the convention and the reservations that they may make. The application of the convention is examined, alongside the meaning of the specific terms used in the convention, as well as the requirements for enforcement or reliance on settlement agreements and the grounds for refusing to grant relief and adjournment of decisions on relief. Other points and practical considerations are also covered.

Other work

Pre-arbitration considerations—checklist

When considering arbitration proceedings, this Checklist can be used as a starting point for effective process management.

Practice areas

Qualifications

  • Solicitor Advocate

Membership

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • SIAC
  • HKIAC

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

Education

  • Trinity College, Oxford - MA (1996)
  • Queen Mary College, University of London, Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration

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