Arbitrators

Sir Christopher Greenwood, GBE, CMG, QC


Sir Christopher was educated at Wellingborough School. He then read law at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a BA (Law) (First Class Hons) in 1976, LLB (International Law) (First Class Hons) in 1977, and MA in 1981.  As an undergraduate, he was elected President of the Cambridge Union in 1976.  He was called to the bar at Middle Temple in 1978 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999.  He became a Bencher of Middle Temple in 2003.   In 1994 Sir Christopher joined Essex Court Chambers.  After nearly twenty years as a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, and lecturer in the Cambridge Law Faculty, he became Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics in 1996.  During his years as a barrister he regularly appeared as counsel before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the English courts, and other tribunals.  Sir Christopher received a GBE (Ordinary Night Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to international justice in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2018.  In 2002 he was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to international law.  On 6 November 2008, Sir Christopher was elected a judge at the International Court of Justice, where he served until February 2018, when he joined the Arbitrators at 24 Lincolns Inn Fields as an arbitrator specializing in public international law.

Sir Christopher is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators for the Law of the Sea Treaty, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the United Kingdom National Group at the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

A more detailed curriculum vitae is available upon request.