Laurie Craig Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Global Arbitration Review


Orrick congratulates Laurie Craig, senior counsel on our International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution team in Paris, on being chosen by Global Arbitration Review as its 2017 lifetime achievement award winner for his career as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration.

A “founding father” of international arbitration with three major treatises on the subject to his name, Laurie was described by GAR as “a fixture in the Paris arbitration community” for more than 40 years.

Over the course of his career, he has served as counsel in more than 150 International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations, including numerous disputes between states and state agencies. He has also acted as counsel in state arbitrations before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration and in investment disputes arising under bilateral investment treaties.

Since joining Orrick in 2006, Laurie’s practice has focused on complex investment and commercial dispute matters ranging from oil concessions, product-sharing agreements, operation and exploration agreements to agreements for the joint development of natural resources, power purchase agreements and long-term commodity purchase agreements. He also frequently acts in joint venture disputes as arbitrator and counsel in very large telecommunications disputes.

Laurie will receive this honor at the GAR Awards ceremony in Milan on March 29, 2017.