Dominic Spenser Underhill

Dominic specialises in international arbitration, regulatory and disciplinary law. His background is as a City Solicitor. He received his CEDR Accreditation in 1997. He is a Solicitor Advocate.

“…a clever arbitrator with an eye on speed and efficiency.”

“…well experienced as arbitrator in high profile cases.”

GAR Who’s Who Legal 2021

Dominic began sitting as an arbitrator when he was the Head of International Arbitration in the London and Paris offices of Mayer Brown. In 2004, he left to develop that expertise. He formed Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP in 2007.

Dominic has been a member of the ICC Commission of International Arbitration and ADR since 1998. He has particular experience of arbitrations under the ICC Rules, LCIA Rules and LMAA Rules, as well as the UNCITRAL Rules. Dominic also has experience acting under the Bar Council Arbitration Scheme, as well as arbitration rules of various trade associations.

Top ranked as an arbitrator in Chambers:

“excellent” Chambers 2017

“excellent” Chambers 2018

“highly regarded” Chambers 2019

Dominic is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  He is a Visiting Professor in international arbitration at the University of Turin and Senior Visiting Lecturer at the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.

Dominic has written and lectured extensively on arbitration and dispute resolution.