Mr. Christopher Campbell-Holt
Registrar and Chief Executive of the AIFC Court and IAC
Mr. Campbell-Holt is responsible for the day to day management and administration of the Court and IAC and case management of litigation and alternative dispute resolution as delegated by the Chief Justice and Chairman. He is also Enforcement Judge of the AIFC Court.
He managed the establishment of the AIFC Court and IAC. He is a member of the AIFC Legal Advisory Council, which reviews and approves AIFC law. He is a member of the Working Group on Judicial and Legal Reforms of the Supreme Council of Reforms of the Office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. He is a member of the International Council of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which advises on reform of the Kazakh courts and dispute resolution.
He has many years of international legal experience gained while living and working in the UK, US, Middle East, and Central Asia. He was the Registrar at an international financial centre commercial court and alternative dispute resolution centre in Qatar under the Presidency of Lord Woolf, the former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He also worked at the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, in London, UK, and at a Middle East law firm partnered with the international law firm Covington and Burling LLP, in Doha, Qatar.
He was educated at University College London, where he read the LLB in Law and graduated in 2003. He is admitted to the Bar of New York State. He is a CEDR accredited mediator and has many years of mediator experience. He was awarded “The Jubilee Medal” in 2020 by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for his “significant contribution to the formation of statehood, strengthening of sovereignty and socio-economic development of the Republic of Kazakhstan”.