Professor William Park

  • Professor, Boston University;
  • President, LCIA


Frequently described as one of the most brilliant minds in the field of international arbitration, William “Rusty” Park is Professor of Law at Boston University, where he served as Director of the university’s Center For Banking and Financial Law and now engages in research and teaching on international arbitration, conflict of laws, tax and international finance. He has chaired arbitral tribunals in the United States, Canada and Europe before all major international arbitration institutions. Park was appointed by the Federal Reserve Board Chairman to the Claims Resolutions Tribunal in Zurich, charged with resolving claims by Holocaust victims and their heirs against Swiss banks, and serves on the Appeals Tribunal of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. He has held visiting appointments at universities in six different countries, including Cambridge University. Professor Park is also General Editor of the most distinguished academic journal in the field, Arbitration International.– He serves as Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration, and is a member of ICCA, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration. He holds a Master’s degree from Cambridge University, a J.D. from Columbia law School and a B.A. from Yale.

Key works:

  • Arbitration of International Business Disputes, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, 776 pages.
  • International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration, with W.L. Craig and J. Paulsson, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000 (Third Edition), 952 pages.
  • International Commercial Arbitration, with W.M. Reisman, Westbury, NY: Foundation Press, 1997, 1346 pages.
  • International Sorum Selection, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1995, 725 pages.