Ian Hunter QC has been a barrister at the English Bar since 1967. He is a member of the Inner Temple and became a bencher of that Inn in 1986. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Harvard Law School; he has been a member of Essex Court Chambers since 1968. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1980 and a deputy High Court judge in 1993. He is a member of the Bar of New South Wales and became senior counsel there in 1994. He was a member of the Paris Bar from 1995 to 2010 and was president of the International Association of Lawyers in 1989-1990.
He is a highly experienced international commercial arbitrator, recommended in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the LCIA.
Mr Hunter is regularly appointed by the ICC, the LCIA and other institutions. He has acted in ad hoc arbitrations both as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and often as president. He conducts arbitrations in both English and French and is experienced in all aspects of commercial arbitration, particularly banking and financial disputes, shareholders' agreements, franchise agreements, competition, intellectual property, telecommunications, oil and gas, shipping, and construction disputes. He is a member of the Formula One International Contract Recognition Board, which handles contractual disputes between F1 drivers and their teams.
In recent years he has been involved as arbitrator in a number of important oil and gas and joint venture disputes.
WWL says: Ian Hunter QC is internationally renowned thanks to his "wonderful expertise" and "distinguished track record" as counsel and arbitrator in oil and gas disputes as well as joint venture-related arbitrations.
This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.