Damian is a UK and international arbitration and mediation practitioner. He will accept appointment in any business sector but he has particular expertise in the technology sector. Sitting as a mediator since 2008 and arbitrator since 2019. Experienced international business executive in the technology sector with a passion for the use of arbitration and mediation in commercial disputes. Worked in a wide range of technology areas including electronics, mobile, telecoms, internet infrastructure, cyber security and software applications. Wrote the proprietary algorithm behind the R3 Index which uniquely enables focus on those websites causing a brand most revenue and reputational risk. Co-founder of ODRPlat, a carbon neutral online dispute resolution platform. Founder of Lexdech, an IP services platform used by law firms worldwide. Immediate Past Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Western Counties Branch. Visiting Professor in international commercial arbitration at the Shanghai Lixin University. Steering Committee Member of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations. Led the public consultation working groups on the draft Greener Arbitrations Protocols in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Chair Greener Arbitrations Sub Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean. Signatory to both the Arbitration and Mediation Green Pledges Former member of International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Internet Committee. Regularly speak on ADR and intellectual property matters. Past presenter of the Creating Brand Value session on the UK IPO’s IP Masterclass course. Invited speaker on the Imperial College Intellectual Property MBA elective. Editor of the Guide to Protecting Trademarks in European Dependent Territories. Contributed to IP protection articles for various media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN and CNBC. Cited in Chokepoints Global Private Regulation on the Internet by Natasha Tusikov. Written on the importance of businesses to select ADR in international contract Professional Memberships Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Society of Mediators Society for Computers and Law Magistrates Association Commonwealth Magistrates' and Judges' Association Canning House (Latin American Forum for Politics, Economy and Business) Bristol and West of England China Bureau (Connects the West of England to China for Business and Culture)