Lunch Time Lecture - 13:00, 21st July, 2017
Jeffrey Gruder QC
“Arbitrating Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes: Transparent and Impartial?”
The Old Library, Lloyds, Lime Street, London, EC3M 7HA
http://bila.org.uk/resources/css/JG Slides 21.7.17.pdfJeffrey Gruder QC is widely recognised a leading silk at the Commercial Bar. He is “An extremely able and thorough advocate with an extraordinary knowledge of the law,” as well as being “A lawyer with a nice persuasive advocacy style who is a great cross-examiner.” He is client-friendly, has a high profile practice and a wide array of experience in international litigation and arbitration.
"In Aldcroft v International Cotton Association  EWHC 62 Comm (30 March 2017), a deputy judge in the Commercial Court said "it is clear that the risk of a perception of lack of impartiality resulting from repeat appointments is a legitimate concern in the international arbitration community", and and held that it was reasonable for the Cotton association to seek to limit repeat Appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party.
I will explore the extent to which repeat appointments of the same arbitrator by the same party may also be a potential problem in insurance arbitration as well as other recent cases which relate to impartiality of arbitrators."