Professor Martin Hunter is one of the most widely read authors across the globe in the realm of international commercial arbitration. He was a partner in the firm formerly known as Freshfields for 27 years, later leading the firm's International Arbitration Group. On retiring from the firm in 1994, he re-qualified as a barrister and joined Essex Court Chambers, where he continues to practice international commercial arbitration. In 1995 he was appointed to the newly-established chair of International Dispute Resolution at Nottingham Trent University and was appointed as an Emeritus Professor of the University in 2010. He also teaches international arbitration as a visiting professor at several universities around the world, including King's College London, University of Miami Law School, and Central European University, Budapest. He is a member of the Council of ICCA, and has participated in the work of a number of organisations active in the field of international arbitration, including the AAA, IBA, ITA’s Academic Council, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, and was the Deputy-Chairman of the UK Government's committee on arbitration law reform.