Ian Hunter QC is outstanding as both counsel and arbitrator in a range of commercial ICC and ad hoc disputes, with a speciality in insurance and reinsurance matters.
Ian Hunter QC is a barrister at the English Bar and a member of Essex Court Chambers. He is highly sought after for his extensive experience in complex international commercial arbitration proceedings across a range of sectors from insurance to oil and gas.
Ian 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 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 The 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 as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and often presiding arbitrator. 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 Fl 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.