The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn; the Swiss Arbitration Association; the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); the London Court of Arbitration; the International Chamber of Commerce; the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) ; the Geneva Bar Association (commission member for Foreign lawyers and continuing legal education); the Athenaeum Club, London (since 2003).
Ian has a broad commercial, commercial chancery and chancery practice, both contentious and non-contentious. He has handled arbitrations as arbitrator for billions of dollars (e.g. IPOC) and acted as lead counsel in arbitrations worth tens and hundreds of millions. Instructed by counsel internationally, but in particular from England, Italy, Switzerland, UAE, Russia, China, the US, Holland and the off-shore jurisdictions to act as an advocate in international proceedings.
Ian taught on the Master of Business Law (MBL) course at Geneva University for ten years and taught on the Master of International Dispute Settlements (MIDS) course at the HEI in Geneva for two years.
Chambers and Partners: International Arbitration and Insurance: Legal 500 International Commercial Arbitration; Media, Entertainment and Sport: “He is a great team player. He is a highly persuasive advocate, in particular before tribunals comprising continental European arbitrators. He is a highly respected member of the Swiss arbitration community and a first port of call for English law disputes in Switzerland.” “A Formula 1 expert who frequently acts in highly contentious matters, including the motorsport industry… He has excellent advocacy skills and is excellent at cross-examining witnesses.”
Recueil de contrats commerciaux, Ed. Marchand, Chappuis, Hirsch : un commentaire selon le droit anglais des clauses standards, (2013) : boilerplate, applicable law and jurisdiction chapters ; Disclosure Duties in Without Notice Applications for Interim Injunctions in England, in Transparence et secret dans l’ordre juridique (2011).