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Chambers of Lord Grabiner KC
One Essex Court
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King’s Counsel and international commercial arbitrator. Has 40 years experience of international dispute resolution, including acting as counsel and as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc references involving many systems of law and with seats in many of the centres of international arbitration. Practice includes disputes in many of the principal industry sectors, including banking and finance, energy and resources, construction and infrastructure, professional services, shipping and commodities, transport, hospitality and leisure, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and technology and telecommunications. CEDR accredited mediator.


Qualified 2012, Lincoln’s Inn; Silk, 2006. Between 1977 and 2012 practised at an international law firm. Qualified as a solicitor in 1979, acquired higher courts advocacy rights in 1997. Appointed silk in 2006. Called to the Bar to develop practice as arbitrator in international commercial arbitration.


Deputy Chairman of the Board of the LCIA; UK Representative on ICC Commission on Arbitration; Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Trinty Hall, Cambridge (MA Law, 1976).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > International arbitration: arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher Style KCOne Essex Court ‘Probably the most efficient Chair there is. Wide knowledge across many commercial issues and always quick to pick up the important issues.’

One Essex Court is considered ‘one of the best sets in international arbitration‘ and commended for its ‘very significant number of excellent arbitrators‘. The set stands out for its members’ diverse range of tribunal expertise, from major commercial and investment treaty arbitrations through to more specialised areas such as construction and insurance. This is amplified by the broad spread of arbitrators on offer, including esteemed former judges such as Lord Neuberger and Dame Elizabeth Gloster. Other leading full time arbitrators include Christopher Style KC, Ian Glick KC, Peter Leaver KC and Andrew Foyle .

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Arbitrators

(Leading arbitrators)Ranked: Tier 2

Christopher Style KCOne Essex Court  ‘He is very responsive and decisive, manages cases extremely well and is very good to sit with as he listens to his fellow arbitrators.