Philippe J. Sands
Matrix Chambers, Grays Inn,
London WC1R 5LN
Previously held academic positions at the Universities of Cambridge (1984–8; Research Fellow, St Catharine’s College) and Kings College London (1988–91); Founder and Director of Studies, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (SOAS) (1989–1999); Global Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (1994–2003); Professor of International Law, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies), (1999–2002) (previously Reader in International Law (1996 to 1999; Lecturer in Law, 1992–6)
Permanent Court of Arbitration, Appointed by Secretary General to Panel of Arbitrators pursuant to Article 8(3) of the PCA Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and the Environment (since December 2002); Member of the Panel of Arbitrators established by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, designated by Guyana (2005–2011)
Party-appointed arbitrator in numerous investment treaty arbitrations under ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, appointed by claimant and respondent; party-appointed arbitrator under PCA Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and the Environment. Counsel in arbitrations under rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, PCA, Law of the Sea Convention (having accepted an appointment as ICSID arbitrator, since July 2007 he has not accepted new instructions to act as counsel in proceedings brought pursuant to Article 36 of the ICSID Convention or analogous proceedings under other rules).
Authored and edited books include: Bowett’s Law of International Institutions, Sweet & Maxwell, 6th edition, 2009 (co-author with Pierre Klein, Université Libre de Bruxelles); Torture Team (Penguin, 2008); Lawless World (Penguin, February 2005; paperback edition February 2006); Principles of International Environmental Law, (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2003) (1st. ed. Manchester University Press, 1995 (Vols.I, II and III)); Environmental Law, The Economy and Sustainable Development (co-edited with Richard Stewart and Richard Revesz) Cambridge University Press, 2000; The Manual of International Courts and Tribunals (with Shany and Mackenzie), Butterworths, 1999.