Brexit: Council Decision on Members of the EU-UK Arbitration Panel

While the Brexit Deal continues to make headlines, the EU and the UK carry on with the implementation of the institutional Brexit arrangements. The Withdrawal Agreement provides for an EU-UK Arbitration panel to decide disputes between the parties. Yesterday, the Council Decision appointing the members of the panel was published. The title of the document is quite a mouthful, but then it tells you all there is to know about the document, the remainder really is just a list of names:

“Council Decision (EU) 2020/2232 of 22 December 2020 on the position to be taken on behalf of the European Union within the Joint Committee established by the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community as regards the adoption of a decision establishing a list of 25 persons who are willing and able to serve as members of an arbitration panel under the Agreement and on a reserve list of persons who are willing and able to serve as Union members of an arbitration panel under the Agreement.”

And here is the list. You will most likely recognise prominent arbitrators and academics on the list. I plan to follow up with a closer analysis later, but some initial observations: 60% of the Chairpersons are female, as are 40% of the ordinary members nominated by the EU and 20% of those nominated by the UK. On the reserve list, only 12% of the nominees are women. The Mr Jan Wouters on the list is the professor of International Law and International Organization at KU Leuven, Belgium, and not the former Dutch international who played for Bayern München in the early nineties.

Chairpersons for the Withdrawal Agreement Arbitration Panel

  • Ms Corinna WISSELS
  • Ms Angelika Helene Anna NUSSBERGER
  • Mr Jan KLUCKA
  • Sir Daniel BETHLEHEM
  • Ms Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER

Ordinary members for the Withdrawal Agreement Arbitration Panel EU:

  • Mr Hubert LEGAL
  • Ms Helena JÄDERBLOM
  • Ms Ursula KRIEBAUM
  • Mr Jan WOUTERS
  • Mr Christoph Walter HERRMANN
  • Mr Javier DIEZ-HOCHLEITNER
  • Ms Alice GUIMARAES-PUROKOSKI
  • Mr Barry DOHERTY
  • Ms Tamara Ćapeta
  • Mr Nico SCHRIJVE

Ordinary members for the Withdrawal Agreement Arbitration Panel UK:

  • Sir Gerald BARLING
  • Sir Christopher BELLAMY
  • Mr Zachary DOUGLAS
  • Sir Patrick ELIAS
  • Dame Elizabeth GLOSTER
  • Sir Peter GROSS
  • Mr Toby LANDAU QC
  • Mr Dan SAROOSHI QC
  • Ms Jemima STRATFORD QC
  • Sir Michael WOOD

Reserve list of candidates who are willing and able to serve as Union members of an arbitration panel under the Withdrawal Agreemen

  • Mr Myron NICOLATOS
  • Mr Ezio PERILLO
  • Mr Vilenas VADAPALAS
  • Mr Andreas MÜLLER
  • Mr Pierre d’ARGENT
  • Mr Radostin Georgiev PETROV
  • Mr Costas CLERIDES
  • Mr Antonin MOKRY
  • Mr Carri GINTER
  • Mr Nikolaos MARKOPOULOS
  • Mr Jukka SNELL
  • Mr János MARTONYI
  • Ms Alessandra PIETROBON
  • Mr Ignas VEGELE
  • Ms Anita KOVALEVSKA
  • Mr Kaj I. HOBER
  • Mr Matej AVBELJ

Photo:EU2017EE Estonian Presidency, European Council (38185339475), CC BY 2.0

 

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