IPBA 2021

Alex Gunning QC


One Essex Court


Alex Gunning QC is a barrister at One Essex Court with a formidable reputation at the commercial Bar, particularly in the energy, insurance, construction and shipping sectors.

Alex specialises in complex, high-value international disputes concerning international construction projects, shipbuilding and commodities and he has a particularly strong energy and natural resources practice (including in respect of exploration and mining projects). He has been leading counsel in disputes concerning a series of high-profile infrastructure projects, including the Kashagan offshore oilfield project, the Marmaray rail project and the South Stream pipeline.

He is acknowledged in the directories for his expertise which include observations that he is “fantastically user-friendly, extremely accessible, and an advocate of impressive subtlety” and that he is “completely on top of the details, produces exceptional legal submissions and is the best cross-examiner in the arbitration world.

Alex has a particular interest in disputes arising out of the East and South-East Asia region and is the UK JCM for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.