Matthew Parish

Honorary Professor

Dr Matthew Parish is a highly distinguished international lawyer currently based in Geneva, specialising in specialising in cross-border arbitration, litigation and enforcement, international trade, foreign investment, resource extraction and export, emerging markets and public international law. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Chicago, he completed the Legal Practice Course in 1998, and has been admitted as a Solicitor by the Law Society of England and Wales (higher rights of audience – all courts); is an Attorney and counsellor-at-law, New York; and is Registered at the Bar in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland as well as at the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He previously served as a legal intern (stagiaire) to Advocate-General Francis Jacobs at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, worked as the head of a legal department in the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a UN specialist agency, and in the legal department of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development in Washington, D.C. In 2013, Dr Parish was singled out as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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