Barry Appleton

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law; Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Center for International Law

Barry Appleton

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law
Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Center for International Law

Barry Appleton

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Rosamond White
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University of Cambridge, LL.M. with specialization in International Law 1991; Queen’s University, J.D. 1989; University of Toronto, B.A. with honors 1985


Barry Appleton  is a Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for International Law at New York Law School as well as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor. At NYLS, he teaches international commercial arbitration, public international law topics, and international business transactions. He also coaches both the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team.  

Professor Appleton is an international lawyer specializing in international trade and investment law at Appleton & Associates International Lawyers LP, where he is the Managing Partner. He is the author of several publications on international law and is the Editor in Chief of the  Investor-State Reports  and  Appleton’s International Investment Law and Arbitration News.  

Professor Appleton is ranked in the top tier of experienced global investment treaty arbitration lawyers. He has acted as advisor to sub-national governments on international economic legal policy, treaty negotiation, and on matters before the World Trade Organization (WTO), the  North American Free Trade Agreement  (NAFTA), and other international economic law instruments. He has also served as lead counsel in some of the most frequently cited international investment treaty arbitration decisions and as counsel to disputes at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. 

Professor Appleton is actively involved in a variety of arbitration-related professional bodies. He has served as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Arbitration Committee, Co-Chair of the Investment Treaty Working Group for the ABA Section on International Law’s International Arbitration Committee, and served for several years as a delegate for American Arbitration Association to the negotiations of UNCITRAL Working Group II, held at the United Nations General Assembly in New York and the UNCITRAL headquarters in Vienna. He is also involved in a number of arts-based philanthropic initiatives focused on the promotion and protection of the cultures of indigenous peoples.


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