One Essex Court

Alexander Gunning QC

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Strengths

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.
"He marshals tons of documents, evidence and information in the shortest time and responds in clear, user-friendly language. He's a highly impressive advocate for the largest, most complex cases." "Has a calm and highly persuasive style of advocacy."
Recent work: Acted in an arbitration at the LCIA concerning a USD500 million claim arising out of an investment in a Central Asian oil field project.

Shipping & Commodities - UK
Band 2
Strengths

Alexander Gunning QC (One Essex Court)
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.
"A polished advocate who is a real source of specialist expertise. He is very hard-working and leaves no stone unturned when preparing for a case." "Confident, good with instructing solicitors and clients, and very sound on the law."
Recent work: Acted in a TCC dispute arising out of the allegedly negligent conduct by an English law firm of a shipbuilding arbitration.

Strengths

Alexander Gunning QC
"Cool, calm and collected, he marshals documents, evidence and information in the shortest time and responds in clear, user-friendly language. He's a highly impressive advocate who's great for the largest, most complex cases."
Recent work: Represented claimant Société Générale in interlocutory applications relating to allegations that Turkish companies, including Goldas, had misappropriated gold held on consignment for the bank.

Strengths

Alexander Gunning QC
Handles a number of complex international arbitrations, regularly appearing before tribunals based in Hong Kong, London and Singapore. He is particularly well versed in disputes relating to the shipping, mining and energy sectors. He serves as vice chair of the IPBA's Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee.
"Sharp, well prepared and responsive. His advocacy skills are superb and clients like him."
Recent work: Acted in a USD500 million LCIA arbitration between a Russian individual and a Chinese oil company, arising out of an investment in a Central Asian oil field project.