Luke Sobota, a partner in the Washington, DC office of Three Crowns, has been appointed as a Vice-Chair of the prestigious Executive Committee for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), a division of the Center for American and International Law (CAIL).

About the ITA

The ITA was created to educate business executives, government officials, and lawyers about arbitration as a means of resolving transnational business disputes and to promote global adherence to the world’s principal arbitration treaties.  Led by many of the top global experts, the ITA has become an important global forum on contemporary issues in the field of transnational arbitration.  The Executive Committee meets at least twice each year to review programmes, finance, membership, publications, and committee activities.


Sobota represents private and sovereign clients in some of their most significant commercial, investor-State, and inter-State arbitrations.

Sobota is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and regularly writes and speaks about issues of international law and arbitration. He was invited by former International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Stephen Schwebel to co-author the second edition of International Arbitration: Three Salient Principles (Cambridge 2020), along with Three Crowns colleague Ryan Manton. In addition, Sobota co-authored General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford 2017).

Sobota is recognised in all leading directories.  He clerked for the late Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William H. Rehnquist, and worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.


Three Crowns is a firm committed to excellence in international arbitration and international law. Founded by practice leaders with decades of experience across many different international firms, it is regarded as “one of the premier arbitration practices in the world.” Its clients—including Fortune 10 companies and sovereign states—entrust the firm with their most important disputes.

During this challenging time, the Three Crowns team across the globe is here to listen to the issues you are facing and provide advice surrounding arbitration and disputes, whether directly related to COVID-19 or otherwise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to talk through ways we can help.

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