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Duncan will add to the firm’s expertise in international arbitration and international litigation, and bring a wealth of experience working on Africa-related matters to complement Howard Kennedy’s international experience.
Duncan was called to the bar of England and Wales in 2003. He joins Howard Kennedy from Stephenson Harwood, where he was a member of the firm’s international arbitration and Africa groups. Duncan has built extensive experience advising on international arbitration and litigation matters relating to African and global projects and contracts. Previously Duncan was the first Registrar of the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius and developed it into a leading African arbitration centre.
Duncan has been recognised in a raft of legal publications including Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, who have named him in both the Africa Powerlist and International Arbitration Powerlist 2019, and has been named as a leading international arbitration practitioner under 45 in “Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Duncan is a member of the Organising Committee of the Save The Children International Arbitration Charity Ball, and chairs the board of a charity which supports disadvantaged young people in London and the Midlands.
Notable cases Duncan has advised on include:
Howard Kennedy has had significant high-profile involvement in international arbitration in recent years, including several cases relating to energy disputes in the Middle East.
Simon Taylor, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution
Following a busy year for the Dispute Resolution team, we are delighted to welcome Duncan to the partnership. His advocacy skills and wealth of arbitration experience complement our current offering and stand us in good stead for the year ahead. With more and more clients choosing international arbitration to resolve disputes arising out of their contracts, this addition leaves us very well placed to provide the best service to clients in the UK and internationally.