Thomas Clay is Professor of International Arbitration Law and Director of the LLM in International Arbitration at the Versailles Law School in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is the only program in International Arbitration Law taught in French. He’s also managing partner of Clay Arbitration Office, partner of Corpus Consultants, and former Dean of the Versailles Law School.
Member of the French Arbitration Committee and of the International Arbitration Institute as well as other institutions, Professor Clay is the author of numerous books and articles on arbitration, including “The Arbitrator”, a treatise on the duties and obligations of arbitrators, and recently the “Commentary on the Arbitration Code”. He writes a regular column, Arbitration Law, in the weekly legal journal Dalloz. He participates in numerous conferences throughout the world on international arbitration.
Professor Clay acts also as counsel or arbitrator, in French, Spanish, English and Italian, as Chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the aegis of the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, Stockholm arbitration Chamber, Center for Mediation and Arbitration of Paris (CMAP), Milan Arbitration Chamber, in Africa and South America, etc. Professor Clay is a member of the Jurisdiction of Professional Soccer League and Arbitrator in the French Sport Arbitration Chamber. He was appointed by France to serve as co-arbitrator in the first ICSID Arbitration against that country.