Erin Miller Rankin is a global partner leading Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Global Projects Disputes Practice. She is a Canadian national qualified in Canada (Province of Ontario) and England & Wales. Erin leads a team of specialist practitioners who provide strategic advice on major capital projects. She has deep experience acting as counsel on international arbitrations across various industries, including energy, mining, transportation, and infrastructure. Erin has appeared as counsel before all major arbitral institutions.
Erin regularly sits as an arbitrator on project-related disputes and has been appointed to several arbitration centre panels. She was the co-chair of the project execution subcommittee of the IBA’s International Construction Projects Committee and was admitted as an associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She served on the ICC Task Force, charged with updating the Final Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations. She is presently serving on the Rules Committee for the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA). Erin is on the Executive Committee for the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy (FIAA) and regularly teaches advocacy skills to younger practitioners.
Erin regularly publishes thought leadership pieces and recently co-edited a pre-eminent book on Dealing with Delay & Disruption on Construction Projects, which was published by Sweet & Maxwell. She is a regular speaker at global industry conferences. A strong advocate for diversity in all its forms, Erin is also an ambassador of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge and has been supporting its global implementation.