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Duncan Bagshaw

T: +44 20 7809 2907 M: +44 7826 552 032 Email Duncan | Vcard Office: London

Awards

Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Duncan Bagshaw Counsel

Contact details

Duncan Bagshaw

Duncan Bagshaw
Counsel

T: +44 20 7809 2907 M: +44 7826 552 032 Email Duncan | Vcard Office: London

Duncan is a barrister and a member of the international arbitration and Africa groups.
 
He has extensive experience working in Africa and offers practical commercial advice for clients operating in the region, backed up by powerful written and oral advocacy.
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Duncan specialises in international arbitration and litigation in matters related to African, and global, projects and contracts.
 
He joined Stephenson Harwood after spending three years as the Registrar of the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius. 
 
During that time he established and developed MIAC into a leading African arbitration centre. He has extensive experience of international arbitration law in various jurisdictions, particularly in Africa. 
 
Duncan brings to his practice skills developed during his time at the Bar, particularly in drafting and advocacy, as well as a pragmatic and commercial approach to cases.
 
Duncan is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of a Charitable Trust which supports disadvantaged young and elderly people in London and the Midlands.
 
  • Dispute resolution
  • Commercial litigation
  • International arbitration

Duncan has substantial experience appearing as a barrister in Courts and arbitral tribunals at all levels in matters relating to commercial contracts and financial instruments and services.

RLK v Lane (13/3/2012)

Successful appeal in the High Court clarifying the CPR on routes of appeal. “[This case] raises a point of genuine importance.” “I should like to pay tribute to Mr Bagshaw for extremely lucid oral and written submissions”.

Re B (High Court Chancery Division 2012)

Successfully applied for “springboard” injunctive relief on behalf of an engineering company prohibiting former employees from using software code and databases.

Tayeb V HSBC [2004] EWHC 1529 (Comm)

Instructed as second junior counsel on behalf of HSBC. The case established important principles regarding the operation of the CHAPS system.

More: Dispute resolution

Duncan has substantial experience appearing as a barrister in Courts and arbitral tribunals at all levels in matters relating to commercial contracts and financial instruments and services.

RLK v Lane (13/3/2012)

Successful appeal in the High Court clarifying the CPR on routes of appeal. “[This case] raises a point of genuine importance.” “I should like to pay tribute to Mr Bagshaw for extremely lucid oral and written submissions”.

Re B (High Court Chancery Division 2012)

Successfully applied for “springboard” injunctive relief on behalf of an engineering company prohibiting former employees from using software code and databases.

Tayeb V HSBC [2004] EWHC 1529 (Comm)

Instructed as second junior counsel on behalf of HSBC. The case established important principles regarding the operation of the CHAPS system.

More: Commercial litigation

Duncan has an in-depth knowledge of arbitration law and practice, having served as the Registrar of the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius, and advised and appeared as an advocate in international arbitration in practice at the Bar. 

International arbitration: aviation electronics

Successfully represented a supplier of electronic equipment in an ad hoc international arbitration, seated in London, against a national airline.

International arbitration: African property development

Acting in two LCIA arbitrations as part of a Stephenson Harwood team for parties to a shareholder dispute regarding a major African property development.

Enforcement proceedings

Part of Stephenson Harwood’s teams acting in two major ongoing matters (with sums in dispute in the hundreds of millions of dollars) before the Commercial Court regarding the enforcement of international arbitration awards.

More: International arbitration
  • Africa

LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre

Duncan was the first registrar of the LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre in Mauritius. He established the office and developed the centre from its formation to become one of the leading arbitration centres in the region.

LCIA arbitrations: shareholder dispute

Successfully applied for “springboard” injunctive relief on behalf of an engineering company prohibiting former employees from using software code and databases.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Duncan represents the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as part of the Stephenson Harwood team in Commercial Court proceedings resisting the enforcement of an arbitral award arising out of the construction of a port in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

More: Africa

Awards

Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

Ranked in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2017

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01 Jul 2015

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Registrar of LCIA-MIAC to join Stephenson Harwood

Duncan Bagshaw, first Registrar of LCIA-MIAC arbitration centre of Mauritius, is joining Stephenson Harwood as senior lawyer in international arbitration and Africa te..

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