Database of Arbitrators and Mediators

The MIAC Database features a global pool of both highly experienced and new arbitrators as well as mediators, drawn from civil and common law jurisdictions around the world.

In creating an online Database, MIAC aims to create a useful resource to users, and at the same time bring to the fore the recognized talent of arbitrators and mediators from Africa, Asia, and beyond.

The Database is freely accessible to the public for assistance in identifying appropriate arbitrators for specific cases. Appointments by the MIAC appointing authority may also draw upon, but would not be limited to, the Database. While MIAC encourages qualified individuals to join the Database, inclusion in the Database does not entail an endorsement or certification by MIAC.

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Mr. Ben Sanderson


DLA Piper

Gender: Male

Nationality: British

Country: Spain

Email Address:


Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Fluent)

Experience as sole arbitrator: Yes , 1 cases

Experience as co-arbitrator: No

Experience as presiding arbitrator: No

Experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings: Yes

Experience as Mediator: No

Legal systems: Common Law

Bar Admission: England & Wales, 2004

Fields of arbitration specialization: Commercial arbitration, Corporate law / M&A, Distribution/Franchising, Shipping & Commodities


• Awards: Challenges, published in The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitral Awards, ed. J William Rowley QC, GAR, 2021 and 2019
• Investment Arbitration in Africa, published in GAR’s Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2021
• La financiación de litigios: una solución financiera a la pandemia, DLA Piper, 14 May 2021
• Revised IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration, DLA Piper, 17 March 2021
• Investment protection falls victim to Brexit – Analysis of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, DLA Piper, 26 January 2021
• Spain Investment Treaty Arbitration, published in Lexology Getting The Deal Through, 14 December 2020
• Litigation funding in Africa: Maximizing opportunities, DLA Piper, 4 November 2020
• Africa Arbitration Review, DLA Piper, 15 October 2020
• Online Arbitration Hearings: A review of key developments in response to COVID-19, DLA Piper, 28 September 2020
• English High Court allows rare appeal of arbitral award on point of law, DLA Piper, 21 August 2020
• COVID-19 et protectionnisme : Quelles protections pour les investisseurs étrangers, published in Les Echos, 28 May 2020
• The end of Intra-EU BITs. Now what? (Part 1), DLA Piper, 15 May 2020
• Virtual hearings report, DLA Piper, 14 May 2020
• Defensas de los Estados Frente a Reclamos de Inversión Derivados del COVID-19, DLA Piper, 29 April 2020
• COVID-19: ¿Una base legítima para reclamos de inversión?, DLA Piper, 21 April 2020
• COVID-19 – a legitimate basis for investment claims?, DLA Piper, 16 April 2020
• English courts release latest statistics on arbitration related applications, DLA Piper, 7 April 2020
• Ethiopia Ratifies the New York Convention, DLA Piper, 24 March 2020
• The Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration, DLA Piper, 18 February 2020
• Arbitrating climate change disputes, DLA Piper, 20 January 2020
• “Recent Trends in Investment Arbitration in Africa”, published in GAR’s Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2019
• Modernisation of Sweden’s Arbitration Act, DLA Piper, 26 March 2019
• Russia’s Supreme Court demonstrates a pro-arbitration approach, DLA Piper, 15 February 2019
• The Prague Rules: “Civil” War On The Evidence In International Arbitration, DLA Piper, 24 January 2019
• ICC update – Conduct of Arbitration, DLA Piper, 22 January 2019
• Developments in African Arbitration, published in GAR’s Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2018
• Tribunal upholds applicability of principles of lawyer-client privilege and common interest privilege in ICSID arbitration, DLA Piper, 17 October 2018
• Ecuador reforma su derecho de las inversiones, DLA Piper, 24 September 2018
• Challenges to arbitral awards in England: a case update, DLA Piper, 15 June 2018
• La tormenta de Achmea se dirige directa hacia España, DLA Piper, 4 June 2018
• English Court takes firm stance on set aside, DLA Piper, 25 May 2018
• Appeals under the English Arbitration Act 1996, DLA Piper, 11 May 2018
• The Dutch move to terminate intra-EU BITs following the Achmea decision, DLA Piper, 10 May 2018
• El Acuerdo UE-México, instrumento de promoción de inversiones extranjeras, DLA Piper, 30 April 2018

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