Audley Sheppard KC

Audley Sheppard KC

Consultant, Clifford Chance


  • Over 35 years’ experience in the resolution of disputes
  • Vice-President of International Council on Commercial Arbitration (2023 to present)
  • Chairman of the LCIA Board (2017 to 2022) and Vice-President of the LCIA Court (2011 to 2016)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors of Sport Resolutions
  • Advisory Board, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge


Audley Sheppard KC is a Consultant in the London office of Clifford Chance LLP. He was formerly a Partner (1995 to 2023) and Co-Head of the firm’s International Arbitration Group. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015.

Audley has over 35 years’ experience in the resolution of disputes arising out of major infrastructure and energy projects and international trade and investments, as counsel and arbitrator. 

He has had leadership roles at the LCIA, and has been a Member of the ICC Court, Co-Chair of the IBA arbitration committee, and Rapporteur of the ILA arbitration committee. He has been a visiting professor at the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary, University of London. He is a frequent speaker and writer on arbitration topics.

He has had many appointments as arbitrator. 


  • Power & energy networks
  • Real estate
  • Oil & gas
  • Energy & resources
  • Mining & metals


  • Victoria University of Wellington, NZ (LLB, BCommerce, Law)
  • Cambridge University (LLM, Law)