Senior Mediator (MATA) 2005; Accredited by IMI for inter-cultural competency (2012); Panel Member CPR New York, Panel for Distinguished International Arbitrators and Mediators; Panel Member of AAA/IDRC (Main International Panel and Oil & Gas Panel; Panel Member of the Lloyd's Arbitration Scheme; International Panel Member SMC (Singapore Mediation Centre) and SCMA (Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration); Panel Member for both mediation and arbitration with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). Elizabeth was one of the first members of the English commercial Bar to become accredited as a mediator, in 1995. She is highly experienced and has sat as mediator in a very substantial number of commercial disputes including high value, technical, multi-party and international cases. She also frequently sits as arbitrator in commercial and international disputes within her areas of expertise. She was a member of both the first ADR Commercial Court Working Party (London, England) chaired by Mr Justice Colman into the use of mediation and early neutral evaluation in the English Commercial Court, which led to the early Commercial Court Practice Directions on ADR, and the ADR Service Providers Association working party, chaired by Sir Brian Neill, which led to the creation of the Civil Mediation Council in London, England. Member of the prestigious Lamport Hall Group and CIArb Arbitration Clubs, Maritime and Oil & Gas Branches. Named as one of the top ten mediators in the UK in two surveys carried out in 2002 and 2005.
Elizabeth Birch practised as a barrister in London between 1978 and 2003 specialising in commercial and international law. She has been practising as an international commercial arbitrator since 1992 and as an international commercial mediator since 1995. Elizabeth has specialised in sitting as a professional mediator and arbitrator in international commercial disputes since 2003, focussing her practice entirely on dispute resolution. Areas of Practice: Banking & Financial Services; Commodities, International Trade; Transportation; Conflict of Laws & Jurisdictional disputes; Distributorship & Franchise; Information Technology & Telecommunications; Insurance & Reinsurance; Joint ventures; Maritime & Shipping; Oil & Gas; Environmental; Professional Negligence, Pharmaceuticals
Accredited as a mediator by both the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and the Academy of Experts (QDR) in 1995; Advanced Mediation Training (MATA) 2005 (Senior Mediator); One of First IMI Certified Mediators for Intercultural Competency (July 2012); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) 1993 and Chartered Arbitrator 1998; Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (CIA) 1998
International Commercial Arbitrator And Mediator, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Shipping, International Trade & Transportation, Insurance, Reinsurance, Distributorship & Franchise, Financial Services, IT, Telecommunications, Joint Ventures, IMI Accredited, Panel Memership AAA, Singapore, SIMC, Malaysia, KLRCA, China, SCIA.