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Professor Mark Watson-Gandy is the honorary president of the London Arbitration Centre.

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy is a barrister at Three Stone Chambers, specialising in commercial disputes and contentious cases involving banking, company law and insolvency law. Although primarily practising before the English High Court, he has appeared as counsel representing clients before courts and tribunals in a number of common law jurisdictions including Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands and Antigua. He is called to the Bar of England and Wales, the Bar of the DIFC (Dubai) and to the Eastern Caribbean Bar (British Virgin Islands). He accepts public access work.

He is the non-executive chairman of a number of companies, including one of the top 1000 fastest growing SMEs in Europe.



Ayub Sadiq, is the CEO of London Arbitration Centre. A recognised expert in consumer law. Presently, also working as the lead adjudicator at the London Arbitration Centre. He is also working behind the scenes to make the London Arbitration Centre the world’s first dedicated e-commerce dispute resolution centre. This involves setting up new technology and providing new patented solutions (patents pending) to problems associated with e-commerce.

Ayub Sadiq's legal experience spans 25 years as a practising solicitor. A substantial part of his time has been spent working on complex litigation matters in the High Court in London. He has had an active litigation practice involving complex commercial disputes, international clients and multiple jurisdictions. He has advised and/or acted in many varied, complex litigation cases (including ad hoc arbitrations). From high profile individuals to just everyday people.

Ayub Sadiq was first admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1993 and has since practised law in multiple jurisdictions. His work has led him to practise in Europe and in the Asia-Pacific. In 2011, he was admitted to practise as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand and Australia.

His education and knowledge of law has been recognised as 'outstanding'. He received a distinction from the University of Central Lancashire. He has trained in Canada and was the recipient of a commendation from the Federation of Law Schools in Canada. He has frequently been commended in his work.