Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell

A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Chris focused his academic training and experience in the field of international business law, particularly international commercial arbitration.  Having studied and worked on multiple continents regarding these matters, Chris brings a global perspective in resolving disputes.  Prior to joining Willoughby & Hoefer, Chris worked for law firms in Beijing as a member of those firms’ cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international arbitration teams. Chris also studied comparative English Law and commercial arbitration at the Gray’s Inn of Court in London.

In the spring of 2015, Chris was appointed as an observer-delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Electronic Commerce in New York, on behalf of the Willem C. Vis Moot Alumni Association.  Chris competed in the Vis Moot Court Competition for Tsinghua University in 2015 and coached the team in 2016.

Upon returning to the United States, Chris served as the inaugural law clerk to the Honorable Jocelyn T. Newman of the Fifth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina.  During his time as a judicial clerk, Chris observed both civil and criminal trials, corresponded with parties and assisted the judge in managing the courtroom and drafting orders.  During his clerkship, Chris was appointed as an attorney-arbitrator for the South Carolina Judicial Department on Property Damage Liability Claims.  As a result of his academic experience, and business consulting background, Chris aims to offer our clients practical business insights to resolving disputes and legal conflicts.

During his undergraduate studies, Chris was a member of the Gamecock Track & Field team and made several Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship appearances. He was also selected as a SEC Brad Davis Community Service Scholarship recipient in 2012.


South Carolina Bar


Tsinghua University School of Law, LL.M. in Chinese Law with a concentration in International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

University South Carolina School of Law, J.D.

University of South Carolina, The Darla Moore School of Business – B.A. (Marketing) and B.A. (Management), Minor of Chinese language and culture


ABA, International Arbitration Committee, General Steering Group 

Charlotte International Arbitration Society, Programming and Marketing Committee

Order of the Letterman, Gamecock Track and Field

SC Bar; International Law and Dispute Resolution Sections

Willem C. Vis Moot Court Alumni Association, Communication Team & Journal Editor

Young Oil Gas Energy Mining Infrastructure Dispute Management

Young Alumni Board, Darla Moore School of Business

Youth Corps of Columbia, Board of Directors


American Bar Association Practice Pointers: In Re Kleimar Case Review (May 15, 2017) 

Young Arbitrators Review: We Want to be in the Room Where it Happens: A Demand for Practical Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration (April 25, 2017)

Journal for Transnational Dispute Management: Take Responsibility for Your Actions: A Review of Dr. Barbara Warwas' Inaugural Text (March 3, 2017)

China Law Blog: 2016 China Arbitration Developments (January 7, 2017)

Editor, Tsinghua University Law Review (2014-2015)