Pool of Arbitrators

Andrew Onslow QC

Barrister, 3VB

Andrew is a barrister practising as Counsel and arbitrator from Chambers at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5NT. He was called to the English Bar in 1982 and became Queen’s Counsel in 2002.

Andrew is recognised as a leading QC in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance, fraud, professional negligence, and art and cultural disputes. He appeared as Counsel for the successful auction house in two of the most significant attribution cases this century (Thomson v Christies, Thwaytes v Sotheby’s) and has acted and advised in numerous art-related cases during his career.

Andrew sits as an international commercial arbitrator, with particular experience in ICC and LCIA arbitrations. He is a bencher of the Middle Temple, a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisers to the International Art Market), a member of the AIM (Alternative Investment Market of the Stock Exchange) Disciplinary Panel, a member of Combar (the Commercial Bar Association, also sitting on the Africa Committee), a founding member of FSLA (the Financial Services Lawyers Association, member of the Advisory Board), and a Council Member of JUSTICE (promoting access to justice). He was appointed to the original Arbitration and Mediation pools of CAfA in January 2020.

Andrew was educated at Oxford University (BA, 1979), City University (Diploma in Law, 1981) and the Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Finals, 1982).

Jurisdiction: U.K.