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Graham Dunning QC

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments

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Global
Energy & Natural Resources - UK

Band 4

Graham Dunning QC
A silk with a strong reputation for shipping litigation, also advising clients in a range of commercial energy disputes. In particular, he is focused on the oil and gas sector and frequently appears in arbitrations at the ICC and LCIA.
Strengths: "Tenacious, wonderful advocacy style, really laser-focused on the detail, and thoroughly nice to deal with." "A very good tactician and confident advocate."
Recent work: Represented a large group of Nigerian claimants in a dispute following a maritime pollution incident in the Nigerian coastal waters after a tanker leakage at Shell's Bonga oil field.
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Shipping & Commodities - UK

Band 2

Graham Dunning QC
A highly respected silk well known for his distinguished advocacy. He has extensive experience across a broad spectrum of shipping and commodities matters including charter party and bill of lading disputes. He is often called upon to act as an advocate or an arbitrator in maritime arbitrations.
Strengths: "He is absolutely superb. He is tenacious, has a wonderful advocacy style and is laser-focused on the detail."
Recent work: Represented a group of claimants made up of 27,000 Nigerian citizens seeking to sue Shell for compensation. The claim was brought over a leakage from a tanker during a loading exercise in Shell's Bonga oil field.
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Dispute Resolution: Commercial - UK

Band 2

Graham Dunning QC
Strengths: "A first choice for difficult conflict of laws points, he is a superb tactician and a fine trial advocate."
Recent work: Acted for over 27,000 Nigerian citizens seeking to sue companies relating to oil giant Shell in the English courts. The case arose out of a huge maritime pollution incident which occurred in Nigerian coastal waters after leakage during a loading exercise at an installation in Shell’s Bonga oilfield.
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International Arbitration - The English Bar - Global Market Leaders

Band 2

Graham Dunning QC
Has longstanding experience of appearing before courts and arbitration panels domestically and abroad. He often represents states and state entities in investment treaty claims, and exhibits strong expertise acting in large oil and gas disputes. He has been involved in arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, the LCIA and UNCITRAL, and those brought under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Strengths: "Has a really wonderful strategic sense and is spot on the trends." "Really gets to grips with the key issues and determines a strategy very well."
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