Amanda J. Lee

Costigan King, LML Arbitration


United Kingdom


Automotive, Construction, Distribution Agreements, Hospitality, Mergers and Acquisitions, Partnership Agreements, Recycling and Waste Management, Transport, Travel

English (Native)
French (B1)
Italian, Spanish (Basic)

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
International Arbitration Award Writing Examination, Queen Mary University of London
Certificate in International Commercial Law, PACE University
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with distinction), University of Law
LLB Law (with first class honors), Aberystwyth University

Full list of speaking engagements and publications available on request.

CIArb International Women's Day Keynote Address: "Children of the Revolution: Boldly going towards new gender diversity frontiers in international arbitration" (Shortlisted for GAR Best Speech/Lecture Award)
MediateGuru Keynote Address: "And Now ... For My Next Trick - When Magic Meets Mediation"

Webinars include:
TagTime, Co-host, 50+ episodes

Founder, Careers in Arbitration
Director, ArbitralWomen
Global Advisory Board Member, ICDR Y&I
Advisory Board Member, INIAC
Advisory Board Member, MediateGuru
Advisory Board Member, Investment & Commercial Arbitration Review
Director of Media, Arbitrator Intelligence
Ambassador, R.E.A.L. - Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers
Member, Peer Review Board, American Review of International Arbitration
Co-Host, Delos Dispute Resolution's TagTime
Former Chair, CIArb YMG Global Steering Committee
Former Member, CIArb Board of Management
Former Public Relations Officer, CIArb London Branch
Former Co-Chair, CIArb London & SE YMG

I sit as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations (both ad hoc and pursuant to institutional rules). I have sat as sole arbitrator in 25+ arbitrations to date.

My practice focuses on international dispute resolution. I am admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) in England and Wales, and to the Bars of New York State and the U.S. Supreme Court. My experience encompasses commercial litigation, Privy Council appellate procedure and many forms of ADR, including construction adjudication, international and domestic arbitration, expert determination and mediation. I advise in respect of disputes arising from a wide range of sectors, including the recycling, hospitality and automotive industries.

I recently served as counsel (led by David Phillips QC) in respect of a Privy Council appeal arising from a decision of the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. The appeal raised issues relating to the meaning and effect of an arbitral award and an associated amplification award made by a mediator (acting as arbitrator).

In 2019 I founded 'Careers in Arbitration', a global initiative designed to support those worldwide seeking to enter and progress in the field of international arbitration, with a following on LinkedIn of more than 40,000. Careers in Arbitration aims to promote diversity by levelling the playing field, helping to ensure that those entering the field have access to information about opportunities. My diversity advocacy focuses on socio-economic diversity in particular.

I am a visiting lecturer at the University of Law, UK, where I have taught and designed LLM modules on Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and International Arbitration. I regularly speak, publish and tweet about international dispute resolution, how to develop a career in international arbitration and diversity issues.

I was recognised as a Rising Star in the inaugural Legal 500 UK Arbitration Powerlist and I am listed in the inaugural Lawdragon Global Litigation 500.

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