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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Jeffrey Gruder QC

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

Position

Jeffrey Gruder QC is widely recognised as a leading silk at the Commercial Bar. He is “an extremely able and thorough advocate with an extraordinary knowledge of the law” as well as being “a lawyer with a nice persuasive advocacy style who is a great cross-examiner”. He is client-friendly, has a high profile practice and a wide array of experience in international litigation and arbitration. Consistently recommended as a leading counsel in both ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers UK’ directories and praised for his intellectual ability, incisiveness and approachability.

Career

Called 1977; QC 1997.

Languages

Working knowledge of French, German.

Member

Commercial Bar Association; Chancery Bar Association; LCIA; Panel of Arbitrators of SIAC; supporting member LMAA.

Education

Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA first class, distinction).

Leisure

Theatre, art, cinema.


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Silks

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersA very wise lawyer who has a good bedside manner.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Leading Silks

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersCharming and unflappable, and is excellent at managing challenging clients.

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Fraud: civil

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Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersA delight to work with, always happy to muck in, and is an effective team player.

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Insurance and reinsurance

Within: Leading Silks

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is very experienced and knowledgeable.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Silks

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersA brilliant mind, commercial as well as legal.

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Shipping

Within: Leading Silks

Jeffrey Gruder QC - Essex Court ChambersHe is highly rated by clients.

Within: Shipping

With 'top quality barristers', Essex Court Chambers is seen as a 'pre-eminent set in international arbitration, shipping and commodities'. Major marine insurance dispute, The Panamax Trader, is a key highlight for Steven Berry QC and Jeremy Brier, which concerns whether the shipowners deliberately sank a vessel. Euro-Asia v Credit Suisse, which relates to missing bills of lading and an alleged letter of credit fraud, is a notable case for Jeffrey Gruder QC  and Nathan Pillow QC saw the end of long-running bribery and conspiracy case case Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov and others in 2018, when permission to appeal was refused. The 'user-friendly' set welcomed David Walsh from Quadrant Chambers in 2018.

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