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Panel of Experts

The Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance (“P.R.I.M.E. Finance”) is composed of a panel of over 200 legal and financial experts with a collective 6000+ years of relevant experience.

This carefully vetted international group represents the single greatest source in the world of collective knowledge and experience of the documentation, law and market practice for derivatives and other complex financial products. Our panel includes sitting and retired judges, central bankers, regulators, academics, representatives from private legal practice and derivatives market participants (both dealer and buy side). Many have first-hand experience structuring and executing transactions, as well as with the laws, regulations and standard documentation of the structured finance market, creating a combination of legal and market expertise that is unprecedented.

Exceptionally diverse

P.R.I.M.E. Finance experts are exceptionally diverse in geographical representation, market and jurisdictional experience, linguistic skills and nationalities.


Our experts share a deep commitment to the goals of the organization, including its independence. Neutrality and transparency are not only organizational precepts, but also the ethical responsibility of panel members who are sitting judges.

Invaluable experience

Many experts on the panel have reached a point in their careers when their invaluable experience is combined with more time to give back, and P.R.I.M.E. Finance actively mines this resource. The panel counts among its members a retired UK Supreme Court Justice, a former chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission, the Founder-Chairman of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, a former Attorney General for England and Wales, a former Judge and President of the International Court of Justice, a former Minister of Treasury and Finance, Minister for Defence and Minister of Justice (Luxembourg), the President of the EFTA Court (Switzerland), a retired Lord Justice of Appeal (England and Wales), and the Chairman of the Board of Piraeus Bank (Greece).

Nomination procedure

Selection as an expert requires relevant competence and peer group approval. The Selection Committee considers all requests for nomination and appointment carefully and makes appointment after careful evaluation by our Boards and input from current Panel members. The Selection Committee gives particular consideration to ensuring that there is suitable diversity reflected in our Panel based on (i) geographical representation, (ii) relevant market experience, (iii) jurisdictional and jurisprudential orientation (iv) language skills, and (v) nationality.

If you would like to be nominated to the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Panel, you may self-nominate or be nominated by one of our current Panel members. In evaluating nominations, the Selection Committee typically reviews, in addition to your resume, references/supporting letters from sponsors and fellow practitioners, as well as background materials collected by the Secretariat staff from publicly available sources. Additional materials forwarded by nominee experts or sponsors are welcome. Please send documents and information to the Head of Secretariat, Camilla Macpherson at c.macpherson@primefinancedisputes.org with a cc to: secretary@primefinancedisputes.org.