Essex Court Chambers,
24 Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London WC2A 3EG
Full time practice in international and commercial litigation and arbitration since 1983. Apart from appearing in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division in London and in the Appellate Courts, frequently acts in international arbitrations both as counsel and arbitrator. In the last and current years, has conducted a complex six month fraud trial in the Commercial Court, appeared in the Court of Appeal and in the Privy Council ona complex jurisdictional dispute and conducted several large international arbitrations. He is involved in all aspects of commercial litigation and international arbitration.
British Insurance Law Association; British Maritime Law Association; Commercial Bar Association; London Court of International Arbitration; London Maritime Arbitrators’ Association; Member of ICC Commission on Arbitration, UK Standing Committee on the New York Convention
In excess of one hundred arbitrations as Counsel; frequently appointed as an arbitrator, with several current references ongoing both as sole arbitrator and member of three-person tribunal. Over thirty arbitration appointments have been accepted both ad hoc and under ICC, LCIA, SCC, LMAA and UNCITRAL rules, including disputes concerning commercial and investment agreements; insurance contracts; oil and gas projects; construction and engineering; commodity trading; transport and shipping. Recently sat on a major LCIA arbitration concerning a Malaysian oil and gas engineering project, chaired an SCC arbitration in Sweden; sat on two Genevaseated arbitral tribunals; sat on an UNCITRAL panel in Sweden. Several ongoing arbitrations
Writes articles and gives lectures on arbitration, including the 1996 Act; 2008 Master’s Lecture for Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, “Stop or Go? Injunctions and Arbitration” (2008) 74 Arbitration 50-58.