Hugh Carlson and Chiann Bao have co-chaired Global Arbitration Review’s Fundamentals of International Arbitration online course, which is now live. Inspired by the workshop that Hugh and Luke Sobota co-founded at Harvard Law School, the 21-session course features over sixty subject matter experts and draws on their vast experience to offer practical instruction and insights.

Daryl Chew and Carmen Martinez Lopez are among the leading practitioners who have contributed to the course, speaking respectively to the modules on Fact and Expert Examination and Written Advocacy.

Details about the course, including registration, are available on the GAR Academy website here.


Hugh is the Chief Executive Officer of Three Crowns, in which capacity he is responsible for the firm’s global operations. He also serves as General Counsel to the firm.

Hugh has represented clients across a range of industries and under most major arbitral rules systems.  He has been described in Who’s Who Legal as “absolutely phenomenal”, a great strategist”, “command[ing] the respect of his peers”, and “‘very highly recommended’ for his international investment treaty and commercial arbitration work”. He is also recognised in other leading rankings and directories, including Law Dragon’s “Global Litigation 500” and Super Lawyers.

Hugh teaches international arbitration at Harvard Law School and is a co-founder of its International Arbitration Workshop.


Daryl is the managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office. He has an active portfolio of arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture, and general commercial disputes. Daryl serves as the Chairman of the Board of Maxwell Chambers, co-chairs the YSIAC committee, and serves on various governmental and regional arbitration committees. He is recognised in ChambersThe Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, and has been named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.


Carmen, a partner in the London office, appears regularly as advocate in numerous investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, both under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc. Her matters involve a variety of jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Latin America and Spain.

She is recognised in all major publications, with sources describing her as “one of the most impressive legal minds I have encountered”, or a “truly gifted practitioner”.

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