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Alexander Gunning

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 5 departments
Ranked in : Energy & Natural Resources , International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance , International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering , Shipping & Commodities , Commercial Dispute Resolution
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Energy & Natural Resources - London (Bar)

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Alexander Gunning QC
Well regarded by peers and solicitors for his effective style of advocacy. He has been involved in a range of energy infrastructure cases, and has acted for contractors in disputes concerning the mining, drilling and transportation of natural resources. Gunning frequently represents clients from Central Asia and China.
Strengths: "He has a very measured, precise style of advocacy and he has the ear of the court."
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International Arbitration: General Commercial & Insurance - London (Bar)

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Alexander Gunning QC
Handles a number of complex international arbitrations, regularly acting under institutions such as the LCIA and ICC. He is particularly well versed in disputes relating to the mining, energy and financial services sectors for clients based across Asia.
Strengths: "His knowledge of construction disputes and his ability to analyse and simplify complex matters is invaluable." "A very powerful and effective advocate."
Recent work:  Represented Benxi Iron & Steel in a Section 68 application filed by Xstrata Coal regarding an award relating to a contract for the supply of coal.
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International Arbitration: Construction/Engineering - London (Bar)

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Alexander Gunning QC
Highly regarded for his international arbitration practice focusing on matters of construction and energy. He is particularly well known for his expertise in handling disputes regarding the cancellation of construction projects abroad. He also has a specialism in cases relating to offshore oil and gas projects. His instructions emanate from numerous jurisdictions including Russia, South Korea and Turkey.
Strengths: "He is calm, measured and sensible with a very good legal acumen."
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Shipping & Commodities - London (Bar)

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He maintains a strong shipping and commodities practice. He has marked expertise in disputes relating to charter parties and the offshore construction of rigs and ships. He has a noted following among Chinese shipyards.
Strengths: "He provides a first-rate service, both on his feet and on paper. He gets straight to the point and is very responsive and easy to work with." "He has a strong practice and is very highly regarded by solicitors and the market."
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Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)

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Alexander Gunning QC
Strengths: "He is very good on his feet, very approachable, has a good sense of humour and is a very effective advocate." "Alexander is super bright and has an eye to the bigger picture."
Recent work: Represented the eleventh defendant casino owner in Eurasia Sports Ltd v Tsai. Gunning's client, alone among the defendants, appealed against the grant of permission to serve proceedings out of the jurisdiction.
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Practice Areas

Commercial litigation and arbitration. Alex acts in a wide range of high value, complex commercial disputes, but with a particular focus on oil and gas and mining projects. He has considerable experience in shipbuilding and offshore construction disputes, insurance and re-insurance disputes as well as commercial fraud and professional negligence.

Career

King's College London, LLB (Hons), LLM (Commercial and Corporate Law), called to the Bar 1994, Queen's Counsel 2012

Professional Memberships

Secretary to the Commercial Bar Association and UK Jurisdictional Council Member of the Inter Pacific Bar Association. Called to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands.

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