Duncan Bagshaw specialises in international arbitration and litigation, with particular focus on the energy sector and Africa-related disputes. He often advises on issues arising from joint ventures and commercial contracts.
Duncan is highly experienced in large international disputes in arbitration and litigation proceedings. He acts for clients on matters relating to the upstream oil and gas industry, electricity generation and supply, and renewable energy projects.
He also has particular experience in dealing with disputes arising from joint ventures in the property development, hospitality, and tourism industries.
Duncan has extensive experience in Africa, having lived and worked in the region and handled many disputes arising from African projects. He has worked on many cases involving African law and African seats of arbitration, and where there are simultaneous proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
He acts for clients in arbitration tribunals under the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), DIFC-LCIA and other rules, and before all courts of England and Wales, including the Supreme Court
Duncan believes in a creative and aggressive strategy, whilst maintaining a strong cost-benefit awareness. Duncan is a barrister and often acts as advocate in hearings, as well as providing wider strategic advice to ensure the commercially favourable resolution of disputes.