Life Member

Ronald DeKoven

London, England
DeKoven Chambers
Stanford University
University of Chicago Law School


Stanford University, BA. 1965
University of Chicago, J.D. 1968

Admission to Practice:

Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn)
Other rights of audience

  • Supreme Court Of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District
    of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Cicuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  Professional career:

  • Member, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Ad Eundum member, Gray’s Inn
  • National Bankruptcy Conference, Conferee Emeritus
  • American College of Bankruptcy, International Fellow
  • American Law Institute, Life Member
  • Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC, Former Trustee
  • Reporter for Article 2A, Leases of Goods, 
    Uniform Commercial Code
  • Reporter for UNIDROIT Model Law on Leasing
  • Department of State: Delegate to UNIDROIT
  • UNIDROIT: Rapporteur
  • US District Court, Southern District of N.Y.,Bankruptcy Division: Qualified Mediator

Areas of practice:

Commercial Law, Arbitration, Leasing and Insolvency

Cases Include:

  • Trimast Holding Sarl V Tele Columbus Gmbh,
    [2010] All ER (D) 51 (Aug)
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Brunei Investment Agency
  • My Travel Plc
  • HIH Insurance
  • Administrators of Federal-Mogul
  • Administrators of TXU Europe
  • Liquidators of BCCI
  • Administrators of Barings
  • Society of Lloyds of London
  • Olympia and York
  • Emlico
  • Metallgessellshaft
  • Alpargates, S.A.

Charitable activities:

  • American Cancer Society Foundation, 
    Former Trustee and Audit Committee Member
  • Oxford University Law Foundation, Development Council
  • University of Chicago Law School, 
    Former Member of Visiting Committee
  • UK Foundation for International Uniform Law, Chairman
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Areas of Expertise
Bankruptcy Law
Corporate Law (Commercial Law)