Pool of Arbitrators

Jeffrey Gruder KC

Jeffrey Gruder KC, Barrister Essex Court Chambers

Jeffrey is a barrister focused on international trade law, art law, entertainment, and commercial law.

His significant work includes:

· Successfully obtaining an asset freezing injunction for an auction house against Sheikh Saud Al Thani of Qatar who had failed to pay for valuable coins bought at auction: Baldwins v Sheikh Saud Bin Mohamed Ali Al Thani [2012] EWHC 3156 (QB) which is a leading case on auctioneer’s right to sue for price.

· Successfully acting for a London art dealer and daughter of deceased well-known artist in dispute against former dealer.

· Writing a report for the Board of Deputies on Holocaust claims and the Holocaust Claims Conference

Jeffrey is also the Chairman of the Burne-Jones Catalogue Raisonné Foundation, which is a charity devoted to the work of the eminent British pre-Raphaelite and symbolist artist, Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

Jeffrey’s law practice has been focused on arbitration for at least the last 30 years. He has developed a high-profile arbitration practice both as advocate and arbitrator. He has vast experience of acting as Chairman, Sole and Party Appointed Arbitrator in a large variety of commercial arbitrations including LCIA, ICC, Swiss Chamber, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC, LMAA and ad hoc arbitrations. He has a breadth of arbitrator experience which includes all kinds of commercial, international trade, insurance, and art disputes.

He is a member of the London Court of international Arbitration, the Panel of Arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Panel of Arbitrators of Asian international Arbitration Centre, Insurance and Reinsurance Arbitration Society (ARIAS) (UK), London Maritime Arbitrators Association, Commercial Bar Association, and the Chancery Bar Association

Jeffrey’s educational background includes an MA (Law) (First Class with Distinction), Trinity Hall, Cambridge University

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom