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John Powell QC

International Arbitration

John Powell QC conducts arbitrations, both as arbitrator and as advocate, in the UK and abroad.

His experience extends to international, commercial, professional liability, financial services, insurance, construction and engineering arbitrations. 

Recent cases

Recent cases have included the following:

  • (as advocate) arbitration instructed by an overseas government, arising from $600m multi-hotel, golf club and residential development (defeating a $600m claim);
  • (as advocate): arbitration related to aggregation issues arising from major multi-party litigation;
  • (as arbitrator): commercial dispute.

Previous cases

Previous arbitration highlights as advocate include:

  • Successful multi-million professional liability claim on behalf of overseas government .
  • Successful defence of multi-million claim arising out of airline privatisation, instructed by overseas government Successful multi-million professional liability claim on behalf of overseas government.
  • Successful defence of multi-million claim arising out of airline privatisation, instructed by overseas government.
  • Numerous professional liability arbitrations
  • Numerous construction and engineering arbitrations (both defects & loss and expense claims).

As arbitrator he has conducted numerous arbitrations on commercial, professional liability, financial services, insurance, and construction issues.

Deputy High Court Judge

He is a Deputy High Court Judge (QBD, Chancery Division & Administrative Court)

Relevant Memberships

LCIA, COMBAR (ex committee member), PNBA, CBA, Society of Construction Law (ex President: 1991-3)