MA (Hons) Law Double First Class, Downing College, Cambridge
Masters’ degree in European Law, Grande Distinction, Free University of Brussels
Called to the Bar 1975
Queen’s Counsel 1991
Bencher, Lincoln’s Inn 1999
Deputy High Court Judge 2004
PRACTICE AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER
Stuart is a leading London barrister who also has an office in Singapore. He is an expert in commercial law, particularly banking and insurance, arbitration and competition law. As well as advising and representing clients, he accepts appointments as an international commercial arbitrator and mediator.
In over 30 years of practice, Stuart has appeared as counsel in hundreds of court cases and arbitrations in London and around the world. Since becoming a Queen’s Counsel in 1991, he has been appointed to numerous arbitration tribunals. He also sits as an accredited mediator.
He is the first London QC to have been authorised by the Attorney General to practise as a foreign lawyer in Singapore.
His litigation practice in London is exclusively in the appellate courts and in the High Court, mainly the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division.
Stuart has given expert evidence on English law in a number of overseas jurisdictions.
He is a member of the Commercial and Chancery Bar Associations and a former member of the Bar Council International Relations Committee and British Council Law Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the New York Bar.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Banking and the financial sector; insurance and reinsurance; international trade; oil and gas disputes; investment treaty disputes; general commercial disputes, in particular JVs, agency and distributorships; EU law, in particular competition law, professional negligence and insolvency.
Extensive experience of international commercial arbitration both as counsel and, since 1991, as arbitrator. He has extensive experience of arbitration in Asia under the SIAC Rules and worldwide under the ICC, UNCITRAL and LCIA Rules, as well as in ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations.