Sir Christopher Bellamy QC appointed to Withdrawal Agreement arbitration panel

06 Jan 2021
Sir Christopher Bellamy

Sir Christopher Bellamy QC is one of 25 arbitrators, appointed by the Joint Committee for Brexit, to hear disputes arising from the withdrawal of the UK and Northern Ireland from the European Union.
The 25-strong panel is made up of five persons in the position of chairperson and twenty ordinary members, ten to each represent The EU and the United Kingdom.

The selection of panel members was made in accordance with Article 171(2) of the Withdrawal Agreement, which states that “the list is to only comprise persons whose independence is beyond doubt, who possess the qualifications required for appointment to the highest judicial office in their respective countries or who are jurisconsults of recognised competence, and who possess specialised knowledge or experience of Union law and public international law. The list is not to comprise persons who are members, officials or other servants of the Union institutions, of the government of a Member State, or of the government of the United Kingdom.”

One chairperson and four arbitrators, selected from those appointed, will serve as a panel to hear disputes.

For further information and to read the full list of the appointees, see here.