Brick Court Chambers
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Before focusing more on international arbitration as arbitrator and counsel in arbitrations and arbitral related court work, Hilary Heilbron established an excellent reputation as counsel principally in commercial litigation and the English courts including the Supreme Court, House of Lords and Privy Council.
She has acquired very considerable knowledge of international conflicts, jurisdictional and similar issues, about which she has spoken and written on many occasions and experience of a vast range of industry and financial sectors. She has acted for international conglomerates, utility companies, key financial regulators, FTSE 100 companies, governments as well as many foreign and national public and private companies. She has appeared as counsel in professional disciplinary hearings and appeals. She also has the relatively rare experience of having been a Department of Trade and Industry Inspector in a DTI inquiry into a major public company. She has advised and represented international celebrities and other well-known people in defamation cases.
Her skill as an advocate remains and she has been described recently as being recognised for her “excellent counsel work in international arbitration.”
Hilary Heilbron QC is also a CEDR trained mediator.
Member of the ICCA/IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings
Member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages.
Member of the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee.
Member of the AAA-ICDR European Advisory Committee and the ICDR Working Group on Arbitration of Technology and Life Sciences Disputes.
She is on the panel of arbitrators at HKIAC, SIAC, KLRCA, CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission "BAC", the Court of Arbitration to the Polish Chamber of Commerce, and is a registered ICDR arbitrator.
Member of the IBA, and LCIA.
Former member of the LCIA Court.
She is a regular speaker at both arbitration and international litigation conferences and has contributed articles to various journals on both subjects.
Admitted as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, Australia. Member of the New South Wales Bar Association.
Vice President of the Association of Lancastrians in London.
Member of the Council of ACICA, Sydney, Australia.
Bencher of Gray's Inn.
Well in excess of 100 appointments in very substantial matters in international commercial arbitration including institutional and ad hoc appointments sitting in many jurisdictions and under various rules: ICDR; ICC; LCIA; HKIAC; SCC; and SIAC.
Hilary Heilbron’s primary focus is now international arbitration where she regularly sits as an international arbitrator in a variety of jurisdictions. She still occasionally continues to act as counsel principally in international arbitration and arbitral related court cases.
She has accepted well in excess of 100 appointments as party nominated arbitrator, institution appointed and sole arbitrator and also as an emergency arbitrator. She has chaired many tribunals of leading international arbitrators. Her appointments have been under ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, HKIAC and ICDR as well as ad hoc appointments. Many of these relate to substantial claims including in excess of US$1 billion. She also has experience of arbitrations in many foreign laws: both civil and common law.
She is a currently a member of several international arbitration task forces, namely the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages; the ICCA/IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings; and the ICDR Working Group on Arbitration of Technology and Life Sciences Disputes. She is a former member of the LCIA Court and of the ICC UK Arbitration and ADR Committee.
- Rose QC, the Remarkable Story of Rose Heilbron, Trailblazer and Legal Icon” Hart Publishing. Re-issued in paperback November 2019.
- "Dynamics, Discretion and Diversity: a recipe for unpredictability in international arbitration” Arbitration International Vol. 32 Number 2 2016.
- Co-General Editor “SIAC Rules an Annotation” Lexis Nexis 2014.
- “A Practical Guide to International Arbitration in London” (2008).
- A chapter on “Assessing Damages in International Arbitration” in the second edition of “The Leading Arbitrators' Guide to International Arbitration.”
Recent Articles include:
Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Review June 2015 “The English Court’s Approach to review of Awards by way of Challenge and Enforcement.”
“Interim Measures in International Commercial Arbitration – Useful Weapon or Tactical Missile”: ICCC Congress Series No 18;
“Is International Arbitration becoming too Confrontational and Counter-intuitive? And some Guidelines as to how not to irritate a Tribunal!”: Liber Amicorum for the 100th Anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2015).