Juliet Blanch is a full time arbitrator having chaired the international dispute resolution practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from 2010 to 2016 and before that the international dispute resolution practice at McDermott, Will & Emery and the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose. Juliet has over 30 years’ experience in the arbitration of international commercial disputes with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure, mining, commodities, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, maritime and shareholder disputes. Juliet has acted as lead Counsel and/or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations held under HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other rules and which have been seated in a variety of jurisdictions including London, Hong Kong, Paris, Singapore, Stockholm, Washington DC and Zurich.
Juliet is a member of the ICC Court, a former Director of the LCIA and chair of the International Arbitral Appointments Committee of the Scottish Arbitration Center and she also chairs the review committee of the Energy Arbitrators List. She is Vice Chair of the Oil and Gas Arbitration Club, sits on the editorial board of Dispute Resolution International and is a member of the FDI Moot Advisory Board and is a past Chair of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the Inter Pacific Bar Association.
Juliet is consistently ranked highly in legal directories for International Arbitration, Litigation, and Projects and Energy in the UK, Europe and globally, and is recognised as “a well-known figure in the market and is respected for her depth of knowledge in both litigation and arbitration”, as well as for “her enthusiasm, dedication and magnificent reputation”, “a rare blend of practicality and technical excellence” and as “a joy to work with, a good leader of people with fantastic judgement and a very sharp intellect.” Juliet was featured in The Lawyer’s “The Hot 100 2015: Litigation”, was included in the 2014 London Super Lawyers list as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers, was awarded the standout entry by the FT in the category of most innovative dispute resolution lawyer and was named by Chambers Global as a “Leading” Lawyer for Dispute Resolution: Litigation and International Arbitration in London and Energy & Natural Resources: Disputes UK-wide.