REED Lucy Ferguson


J.D. 1977, University of Chicago Law School B.A. 1974, Brown University

Director, Centre for International Law
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6601-5739 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Investment treaty arbitration; international commercial arbitration; settlement and mediation of investor-state and state-to-state disputes

Subjects Taught


Brief Biodata

Born 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Graduated 1974 from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) with a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Graduated 1977 from the University of Chicago Law School with a Juris Doctor degree, Law Review. Member of the Bars of New York (1985) and Washington, DC (1977). Law clerk to US Federal Judge Barrington D Parker, Jr. 1977-1979. Practiced US litigation and international arbitration in law firms from 1979-1985, 1993-1995 and 1998-2016 (Washington DC, New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore), and with the US State Department Legal Adviser's Office from 1985-1993. Married to Michael Glennon, a retired journalist, with daughter Madeleine (b. 1988) and son Peter (b. 1991).

Has been a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, one of the top law firms in the world, since 1998.

Has taught at American University and the University of Miami School of Law, and in 2001 was invited to deliver the prestigious Hague Lectures at the Academy of International Law. A measure of the esteem in which is held by practitioners and scholars alike , elected as President of the American Society of International Law from 2008 to 2010.

Representative Publications

1. Mixed Private and Public International Law Solutions to International Crises (Lectures delivered at The Hague Academy of International Law, July 2001), 306 Recueil des Cours/Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law 177 (Martinus Nijhoff, 2005)

2. A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (M. Mangan, L. Reed, J. Choong, OUP, August 2014)

3. Guide to ICSID Arbitration (L. Reed, J. Paulsson and N. Blackaby, Kluwer, 2nd ed., Kluwer, 2011)

4. With Jonathan Davis, Ratione Personae, Who is a Protected Investor?, International Investment Law (M. Bungenberg, J. Griebel, S Hobe, A. Reinisch, eds., C.H.BECK-Hart-Nomos, 2015)

5. The 2013 Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Kaplan Lecture – Arbitral Decision-Making: Art, Science or Sport?, 30 J. Int. Arb. 85 (2013)

6. With R. Kirkness, Old Seeland, New Netherland and New Zealand: Some Thoughts on the Possible
"Discovery" of Investment Treaty Arbitration in New Zealand, 43Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 687 (2012)

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