Ian is a specialist in international commercial arbitration and litigation.

He has been involved, including as an advocate, in numerous ad hoc and institutional arbitrations, subject to a variety of governing substantive and procedural laws, including arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, SCC, SIAC, LMAA, UNCITRAL, CIArb, ICSID and lesser known rules. Ian also accepts arbitral appointments.

Ian has conducted proceedings for and against governments, multinationals and high-net-worth individuals all around the world and has particular expertise in disputes with a connection to LATAM, CEE, CIS and Africa.

He has considerable experience in the energy and natural resources (principally oil and gas, renewables, mining and minerals) and infrastructure fields as well as international trade, shipping and commodities, construction projects and real estate development, shareholder disputes, banking and financial instruments, hospitality, media, trusts and insurance.

Ian is dual-qualified in the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe and has a particular interest and focus on international commercial arbitration in sub-Saharan Africa.

He is also a regular speaker at industry events – more recently as a keynote speaker at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce seminar on ‘Investment Treaty Arbitration: Protecting Overseas Investments’.

  • Fantastic - good commercially, knows the business, an excellent international litigator and someone you definitely want on your side.

    Roberto Lottini
    President, Genesis Interiors