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Essex Court Chambers

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24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7813 8000
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Fax 020 7813 8080
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320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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London, Singapore

Graham Dunning QC

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Graham Dunning QC was until recently the co-head of Essex Court Chambers. He has a full time practice as an advocate and arbitrator in substantial international and commercial disputes. Graham has recently appeared at all levels in the English courts from the Supreme Court down, offshore and in international arbitrations in London and other arbitration venues around the world. Amongst other things, he has conducted two heavy fraud trials, several appeals to the English Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council, an important Commercial Court banking/commodities trial, commercial arbitrations in London, Dubai and Singapore, a trial in the DIFC in Dubai, various anti-suit injunctions and applications for freezing relief, an appeal in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, major oil and gas arbitrations, numerous arbitration-related court applications (including issues of state immunity), and substantial investment arbitrations in Washington, Stockholm and Paris and other international commercial arbitrations (eg ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, LCIA-lndia, SCC). His clients have included states and state entities, banks, major commercial corporations and high-net-worth individuals. He also frequently sits as arbitrator in international arbitrations of all kinds, having been appointed in more than 70 cases. He has extensive experience of disputes relating to investments in oil and gas, mining, international trade in all types of commodities, energy, infrastructure, as well as shareholder disputes.

Career

2013-2017 Co-Head of Essex Court Chambers; 2012 Called to Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (St Vincent); 2011 Called to Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI); 2009 Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn; 2001 Silk; 1983 Joined Essex Court Chambers; 1982 Called to the Bar Lincoln’s Inn;

Member

LCIA; BMLA, Member ICC UK Task Force on National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Awards; BILA; SIAC panel; KLRCA panel

Education

Cambridge, England, 1st Class Hons Law, BA; MA; Harvard Law School, LLM


London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading silks

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersPrepared to be creative legally, which barristers often do not do.

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Commodities

Within: Commodities – Leading silks

Graham Dunning - Essex Court ChambersVery thorough, very able and effective on his feet in court.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Insurance and reinsurance - Leading silks

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersAn excellent advocate and arbitrator.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: International arbitration: counsel – Leading silks

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersVery able and effective on his feet, very thorough and excellent in all other areas.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – Leading silks

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersVast experience.

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Shipping

Within: Shipping – Leading silks

Graham Dunning QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is very able and effective on his feet.

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