John Rowland QC

Queen's Counsel 1996
Year of call 1979

John’s insurance, energy and mining experience has inevitably resulted in his involvement in many high value and high profile international arbitrations.  He has been involved in arbitrations in England, France, Switzerland, Bermuda, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Spain and the USA.

These have included large mining and construction disputes, the IT sector and commercial disputes involving long term commodity transactions or financing arrangements. In the latter area he has had cases involving the “take or pay” contracts involving mineral resources, losses arising from forward exchange transactions and hedging operations and sales of assets. He was also instructed in a substantial ICC arbitration concerning a dispute for $100 million arising from the failure of a computer system to perform dynamic optimization.  The arbitration involved four hearings totaling sixteen weeks.

John is familiar with all the major international arbitration bodies and their rules. Many of his arbitrations have been conducted under the auspices of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC and ACICA. He has been appointed to many arbitration panels both in respect of arbitrations governed by one of the major arbitral bodies and those arranged by the parties on an ad hoc basis.