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One Essex Court

Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC

Work 020 7583 2000
Fax 020 7583 0118
London, Singapore

Orlando Gledhill

Work 020 7583 2000
One Essex Court (Chambers of Lord Grabiner QC)


A broad range of commercial litigation, arbitration and advice. Recently acted for: a Russian bank in dispute with Russian borrowers; an investment fund in dispute with the fund management arm of a major German bank; a Spanish oil major in arbitration against an exploration joint venture; Leonid Lebedev in London anti-suit proceedings brought by Viktor Vekselberg and Leonard Blavatnik in relation to New York proceedings; major French bank in relation to a dispute arising out of lending in Russia; various state-owned Chinese entities in energy sector arbitrations; the largest Mongolian bank in disputes with a tier 2 capital provider; financial advisory and trading house in trial against Barclays Bank concerning corporate acquisition; investment fund managers in claims by Fortress Investment Group; Deutsche Bank in a trial concerning carbon credits; Credit Agricole Commercial and Investment Bank in a claim by a wealth management client; advised FSA on PPI mis-selling; acted for Grangemouth CHP in litigation against Ineos; Glitnir Banki in freezing order proceedings against Jon Asgeir Johannesson; Woodside Energy in claim by Dana Petroleum re oil exploration offshore of Kenya.


Called to the Bar 1998.


Queen’s University, Canada (1992 BA Hons, First Class); Corpus Christi College, Oxford University (1994 M Phil); City University (1997 Dip Law, Distinction).

London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Banking and finance (including consumer credit) – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜A very good courtroom advocate, who is very strong technically.’

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜Picks up the main issues quickly, works very hard and isn’t afraid to commit to strategy.’

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Within: Energy – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜Excellent on his feet and user-friendly.’

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – 2017 silks

Orlando Gledhill QC - One Essex Court β€˜His attention to detail and need to present the best case possible makes him formidable.’

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