Lowe John

Arbitrator and Mediator

Paris (FR)

+33 6 86 68 31 88


Practice area

  • Agency / Distribution / Franchising
  • Construction / Engineering
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Finance and Banking
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investment Dispute
  • Investment Funds
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Metals and Mining
  • Power / Energy
  • Telecommunication
  • Transport /Infrastructure


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience

Educational :

  • George Washington Univ Law School, 1979; University of Delaware, 1976
  • District of Columbia (USA)  Bar, 1980. Ohio (USA) Bar. 1989.

Current Position:

  • Arbitrator and Mediator: 2015- present

Professional Experience

  • Director of Compliance, Geodis, France, 2015
  • General Counsel and Director of Communications, Qioptiq, France, 2008-2014
  • Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Paris and Milan, 2006-2007.
  • Associate Group General Counsel, Alcatel, 2003-2005.
  • General Counsel, Alcatel Submarine Networks, 2000-2003
  • Fellow: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I am also a regular instructor for CIARb courses.


  • ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission (US National Subcommittee)
  • Panel Member for various international arbitration institutions including SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, CPR, AAA and SCCA.

Arbitration Experience

  • I have been involved in over sixty (60) arbitrations involving various arbitration institutions and rules. Most have been institutional, but I have also served as sole arbitrator in ad hoc arbitrations. I have served as the chair in approximately fifteen (15) arbitrations and sole arbitrator in over thirty (30) arbitrations.  The subject matters of these arbitrations have been varied including disputes arising from financing agreements, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, employment agreements, construction agreements, insurance and intellectual property.
  • As a General Counsel and in-house counsel, I managed about ten (10) arbitrations related to commercial agreements, telecommunication infrastructure projects, ship building agreements and commercial agreements.,

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • “Arbitration in the US, a Love/Hate Affair”, La Lettre de la Chambre arbitrale international de Paris, Number 15, December 2017 pp 11-13.
  • « Incorporating Mediation into a Company’s Dispute Resolution Program », Young Arbitration Review, April 2016, pp 70-74.
  • « Litigation Management in the Corporate Legal Department », pages 386-392 in Der Unternehmensjurist (Shulthess Verlag) 2016.
  • I speak regularly at conferences on a variety of topics including arbitration, mediation, dispute resolution, compliance programs, etc. For a full list see my resume at www.lowearbitration.com.


  • English: Native;
  • French: Fluent;
  • Italian: Fluent;
  • Spanish: Fluent.

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