Colleen Hanley - Arbitrator, Counsel

Twenty Essex

Nationality: Irish
Country of Residence: United Kingdom


Colleen specialises in commercial law with a particular focus on dry shipping, commodities and international arbitration. Colleen appears regularly before the Commercial Court and arbitration tribunals in disputes involving the international sale of goods, charterparty construction, cargo claims, energy claims and jurisdictional issues. Colleen sits regularly as an arbitrator. She is a member of the LCIA, a supporting member of the LMAA and a member of Arbitration Ireland.

Languages Spoken

Language Level
English Advanced
German Advanced
French Intermediate
Italian Basic

ICC Arbitration Experience

The number of times I have acted for the ICC as:

Chair of Tribunal: 0
Sole Arbitrator: 0
Co Arbitrator: 0
Party's Counsel: 1 to 20
Secretary or Other: 0

Other Arbitration Experience

The number of times I have acted for other Institutions as:

Chair of Tribunal: 1 to 20
Sole Arbitrator: 1 to 20
Co Arbitrator: 1 to 20
Party's Counsel: 21 to 40
Secretary or Other: 0

Have I sat as an arbitrator in cases where one party is not represented?: No

Legal Expertise

  • Common law

Other legal expertise: No

Other Experience

Other experience: Called to English and to the Irish bar and full rights before Astana International Financial Centre Court, Kazakhstan


  • Competition
  • Distribution
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Maritime
  • Transport