Constantine Partasides

Three Crowns (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Constantine Partasides is a partner at Three Crowns LLP since April 2014. Constantine previously led the international arbitration practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. He has appeared as counsel on some of the largest commercial arbitrations of the last decade, relating to the energy, telecommunications and financial sectors. Most recently, Constantine has been lead counsel for commercial clients in claims against sovereigns and state entities in Indonesia, Algeria and Kazakhstan, and led a team that obtained a final award for a client against the Nigerian National Petroleum Company in excess of US$2bn. Constantine has also advised and represented a variety of investors and States in relation to disputes under relevant bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, and was counsel of record in high profile ICSID successes for the Republic of Kenya in World Duty Free v Republic of Kenya and for the Republic of Lithuania in Parkerings v Republic of Lithuania. Constantine has been named as one of the "top 20" individuals in the world of arbitration in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration. He is a co-author of the fourth and fifth editions of the leading textbook on international arbitration Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration, and the news editor of the leading journal International Arbitration Law Review. Constantine was educated at King’s College, London and Cambridge University.


3944 Bulletin

Constantine Partasides, Laurence Burger The Swiss Federal Tribunal issues a decision putting into question the arbitrator’s public policy dilemma with regard to competition law


This article is an extract of a set of five contributions around the Swiss Federal Tribunal’s Decision of 8 March 2006 published in the review Concurrences N° 3-2006. Other articles by : Professor Laurence Idot, ECJ Advocate General Damaso Ruiz Jarabo Colomer, Professor François Knoepfler and (...)

11334 Review

Benoît Merkt, Christian Bovet, Constantine Partasides, Dámaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, François Knoepfler, Laurence Burger, Laurence Idot Arbitration, competition law and public order


EC Regulation n° 1/2003 increased the role of arbitrators, ordinary law judges of competition, in the same way than states judges. The meeting between arbitration and competition law nonetheless arises some particular issues due to a natural antagonism between the public order character of (...)

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